Only a Corvette with the perfect balance of technology, design and performance can wear the iconic Stingray designation, so this latest model has a fair amount to live up to.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 335kW and 610Nm of torque. It is also the most capable standard model ever, able to accelerate from 0-100kph in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1g in cornering grip.
“Like the ’63 Sting Ray, the best Corvettes embodied performance leadership, delivering cutting-edge technologies, breathtaking design and awe-inspiring driving experiences,” said General Motors North America President Mark Reuss. “The all-new Corvette goes farther than ever, thanks to today’s advancements in design, technology and engineering.”
The all-new Corvette Stingray shares only two parts with the previous generation Corvette. It incorporates an all-new frame structure and chassis, a new powertrain and supporting technologies, as well as completely new exterior and interior designs. Highlights include:
“Stingray is one of the hallowed names in automotive history,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. “We knew we couldn’t use the Stingray name unless the new car truly lived up to the legacy. The result is a new Corvette Stingray that breaks from tradition, while remaining instantly recognizable as a Corvette the world over.”
The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale in the third quarter of 2013.