How Chevy pulled out the stops (and piled in the tech) for the new Corvette Stingray
By Marcus Amick
Published July 17, 2013
The 2014 Corvette Stingray. Will it be the best – and fastest – Corvette ever?
As the anticipation mounts for our test drive of the new Chevrolet Corvette, scheduled to hit dealerships at the end of August, the Digital Trends team (like most who revel in the world of high performance cars) have been eager to gather as much information as we can on the 2014 model.
The C7 is, after all, only the third Corvette in the 60 year history of the car to carry the hallowed Stingray name. As part of our ongoing coverage revving up for the street debut of the reincarnated American icon (and our turn at the wheel), we recently chatted with James Bell, Chevrolet’s head of consumer affairs, to hear what he thinks will give the new Corvette an edge over competitors that it’s never had before.
Clearly, when it comes to a car like the Corvette, performance is key. What are the key technology features that will drive the excitement of being behind the wheel of the new Stingray?
It’s a seamless package. It’s a vehicle you could theoretically drive everyday, but yet has supercar performance. When you compare the numbers of this car to a Porsche or a lower entry-level Ferrari, you’re right there for a portion of the price. But the fact that it’s a Chevrolet, means that if something happens to the car, there’s probably a couple of Chevy stores in your neighborhood that you can take it into. What’s exciting about this 2014 version is that it pulls together all the things you look for in a sports car and then moves the needle forward.
It’s just a really beautiful car that happens to be wrapped over a very high-performance chassis. Then, when you start looking at some of the technology and the great fuel efficiency, the fact that it can turn off four of the (eight) cylinders when you’re just cruising around town. But then when the road opens up and you can put you a little more throttle in and now you got 455 horsepower and 0 – 60 in less than four seconds and still get 29 miles per gallon the highway
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