New 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

On Sunday, General Motors unleashed the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, the seventh generation of the classic American sports car and the first new version since 2005.

The all new Corvette Stingray comes with a 6.2-liter small-block V-8 with 450 horsepower takes the car from 0 to 97 km/h (0 to 60 mp/h) in under four seconds. That’s at least a few tenths of a second faster than the current base model. Making use of cylinder deactivation technology, Chevrolet is also claiming better fuel economy than any generation of Corvette before it.

The king of American sports cars was first introduced in 1963. The initial design was inspired by a car called the Q Corvette, a vehicle conceived by Chuck Pohlmann and Peter Brock but never manufactured. The production 1963 Corvette Sting Ray was designed by Larry Shinoda with styling direction from Bill Mitchell.

In 2009, A Corvette Stingray Anniversary concept car was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, fifty years after the Sting Ray racer-concept of 1959. The vehicle was based on a combination of the 1963 Sting Ray and the 1968 Stingray. The new Stingray concept appears in the 2009 and 2011 Transformers movie, as the vehicle mode of the character Sideswipe.

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is expected to arrive in showrooms by the end of this year. Pricing and packaging have not yet been finalized or announced.

via: Wikipedia, LA Times

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