Sunday, December 22, 2013

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The all-new Corvette Stingray—the seventh generation, or C7, as it is known—sheds any remaining vestiges of its rude-and-crude heritage. It now competes with the world’s most highly regarded sports cars in output, refinement, and features, at a relative bargain price. To recognize this feat, we gave it a 10Best award. In appearance and performance, it fully earns the revival of its fabled Stingray badge.
The Corvette Stingray is Chevrolet’s world-class, high-performance sports car and the all-new seventh generation model debuts for the 2014 model year. Chevrolet describes the new Corvette as the perfect balance of technology, design and performance and the 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard Corvette model ever offered. When equipped with the Z51 package, Chevrolet claims that the Corvette will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, run the quarter mile in 12 seconds at a speed of 119 mph; achieve 1.03g in cornering grip and stop from 60 mph in 107 feet.
The new Corvette Stingray is also fuel efficient, delivering an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city/29 mpg highway. A true American icon, the Corvette was introduced in January 1953.The first 300 cars were produced by hand and powered by 235-cubic-inch 6-cylinder engines. In 1955 a V8 engine was offered for the first time and in 1965 a big-block V8 was optional and 4-wheel disc brakes became standard. The fifth-generation C5 Corvette was introduced in 1997, with the Z06 added in 2001 along with additional performance equipment.
The 2005 C6 was the first Corvette in more than 40 years without retractable headlights and the Z06 returned again for 2006. The ZR1 joined the lineup for 2009, followed by the Grand Sport for the 2010 model year. At the time, Corvette ZR1 was the most powerful and fastest production car ever produced by General Motors. The OnStar advanced communication system comes standard on the current Chevrolet Corvette
And if you're still intrigued, check out our full First Drive of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible.