2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Revealed
GM finally took the wraps off the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray a few minutes ago in Detroit, on the eve of the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
The 7th generation of the popular Corvette gets a host of improvements, ranging from a new 7-speed manual transmission with rev matching to a 5-mode selector that lets drivers easily select the right combination of 12 different vehicle characteristics.
The 6.2 liter small block V8 is a mostly-new design, and has been christened the LT1. It still features pushrods and an overhead valve (OHV) design, but it now gets cylinder deactivation for better fuel economy, as well as variable valve timing and direct injection for better performance.
During the unveil, Corvette engineering chief Tadge Juechter claimed that the new engine will help the C7 Corvette achieve more than 450 horsepower, 450 lb-ft of torque, speed past 60 in under 4 seconds, and exceed the C6 Corvette’s already impressive EPA highway fuel economy figures, which are currently 26 mpg.
According to GM executives at the unveiling ceremony, the ‘Stingray’ moniker was first used on the Corvette in 1959 for the Corvette Stingray racer, and has been used on select Corvette models over the years. Check out Jalopnik, Autoblog, and Autoweek for more information on the new ‘Vette, or watch the reveal video below.