This Is The 2014 Chevy Corvette C7 Stingray70
After months, nay, years of anticipation, spy photos, renderings, and speculation — Chevrolet today unveiled the all-new 2014 Corvette.
Stingray Makes A Comeback
As expected, Chevy’s new supercar reintroduces the storied Stingray designation as the standard model.
“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.”
Most Powerful, Capable, Fuel Efficient Corvette Ever
The 2014 Corvette is the most powerful standard model Corvette ever, making an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). It is also the most capable Corvette ever — being able to launch from 0-60 mph in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1g in cornering grip.
Far from being a sloppy hog, the 2014 Corvette Stingray is also expected to be the most fuel efficient Corvette by exceeding more than the EPA-estimated 26 MPG seen on the current-generation Corvette C6.
It Really Is All-New
The 2014 Corvette Stingray features an all-new frame structure and chassis, a new powertrain and supporting technologies, and — as if you haven’t already noticed — all-new exterior and interior designs.
Highlights of the new model include:
- An interior that includes real carbon fiber, aluminum and hand-wrapped leather materials, two new seat choices – each featuring a lightweight magnesium frame for exceptional support – and dual eight-inch configurable driver/infotainment screens.
- Advanced driver technologies, including a five-position Drive Mode Selector that tailors 12 vehicle attributes to the fit the driver’s environment and a new seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching that anticipates gear selections and matches engine speed for perfect shifts every time.
- An all-new 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine combines advanced technologies, including direct injection, Active Fuel Management, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system that delivers more power while using less fuel.
- Lightweight materials, including a carbon fiber hood and removable roof panel; composite fenders, doors and rear quarter panels; carbon-nano composite underbody panels and a new aluminum frame help shift weight rearward for an optimal 50/50 weight balance that supports a world-class power-to-weight ratio.
- A sculptured exterior features advanced high-intensity discharge and light-emitting diode lighting and racing-proven aerodynamics that balance low drag for efficiency and performance elements for improved stability and track capability.
- Track-capable Z51 Performance Package including: an electronic limited-slip differential, dry-sump oiling system, integral brake, differential and transmission cooling, as well as a unique aero package that further improves high-speed stability.
In fact, the 2014 model is so new that it shares only two parts with the current generation Corvette C6.
On Sale Q3 2013, Built At Bowling Green, KY
The all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe will go on sale in the third quarter of 2013. It will be built at GM’s Bowling Green plant in Kentucky, which recently received a $131-million upgrade to build the C7. $52 millio of that $131,000,000 was allocated for a new body shop to manufacture the aluminum frame in-house for the very first time.
2014 Corvette Stingray Preliminary Specs
|Model||2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray|
|Body styles / driveline||2-door hatchback coupe with removable roof panel; rear-wheel drive|
|Manufacturing location||Bowling Green, Ky|
|Engine Name / Line||LT1 6.2L V-8|
|Displacement (cu in / cc)||376 / 6162|
|Bore & stroke (in / mm)||4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92|
|Block material||cast aluminum|
|Cylinder head material||cast aluminum|
|Valvetrain||overhead valve,two valves per cylinder|
|Fuel delivery||direct injection|
|Horsepower / kW||450 / 335 (est.)|
|Torque (lb-ft / Nm)||450 / 610 (est.)|
|Type||seven-speed manual with Active Rev Match or six-speed paddle-shift automatic|
|Front||short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite spring, monotube shock absorber|
|Rear||short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite spring, monotube shock absorber|
|Active handling:||Magnetic Selective Ride Control (avail. with Z51)|
|Traction control||StabiliTrak, electronic stability control|
|Type||front and rear power-assisted discs with four-piston fixed front and rear calipers (slotted rotors with Z51)|
|Rotor diameter (in / mm)||front : 12.6 / 320 (13.6 / 345 with Z51), rear : 13.3 / 338|
|Wheelbase (in / mm)||106.7 / 2710|
|Overall length (in / mm)||177 / 4495|
|Overall width (in / mm)||73.9 / 1877|
|Overall height (in / mm)||48.6 / 1235|
|Weight distribution (% front / rear)||50 / 50|
|Stingray||front 18-inch x 8.5-inch||rear 19-inch x 10-inch|
|With Z51||front 19-inch x 8.5-inch||rear 20-inch x 10-inch|
|Tires||Michelin Pilot Super Sport run-flat|
|Stingray||front P245/40R18||rear P285/35R19|
|With Z51||front P245/35R19||rear P285/30R20|
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- C7 Corvette Frame Deep Dive
- C7 Corvette Chassis Deep Dive
- C7 Corvette Z51 Performance Package
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It’s breathtaking and that’s all I can say right now.
That A pillar has to be body color! Major faux pas! It looks fine on the dark gray or black cars but that line from the rear quarter to the windscreen goes unfinished on the othe colors and just hangs there. Otherwise very nice.
Styling wise this vette is outrageous like the Camaro. Looks like a concept car, not a car that has been compromised by Engineering. excellent.
Simply beautiful. In gray especially.
Can’t wait to see if it stacks up in racing as well as it does in looks.
All i can say is wow….holy shit just stunning. Im suddenly very concerned im gonna make a bad decision and clean out the savings account
A Quantum Leap ! I was a freshman at college in the Fall of ’62 when a copy of Motor Trend magazine with the ’63 Stingray on the cover floated through my dorm. We went walking through town hoping to see one and eventaully did.. a coupe. The ’14 model is just as stunning as the ’63 was. I have owned three new Corvettes but my favorite was a Nassau Blue ’65 Stingray. I welcome back the Stingray name !
Ok, now let’s see the C7R!
Only thing I’m not sold on are the tail lights, but hey, if enough people complain, they’ll change ’em after a year (because that’s the hip thing to do these days; thanks Honda). Otherwise, I like it.
I love it, but I have one GIANT concern… Am I the only one that noticed that the Z51 package includes an electronic limited-slip differential (E-LSD)? It has 450hp/450tq and is a peg leg? I hope I’m wrong here, but if not they may have crippled this thing.
I have a modded BMW 135i w/ about 430hp/430tq. It comes with an E-LSD and although it’s better than nothing, it is just not the same as a mechanical LSD. 🙁
It saves on production costs & maybe even improves fuel efficiency, but is detrimental to track performance (both on straights & corner exits).
Perhaps they’re saving room for the Z06/ZR1, but still…
I BELIEVE the electronic diff here is a limited slip unit controlled by the computer, similar in concept to the e-locker on the trucks (or the new active diff on the BMW M5).
I hope your right, fingers crossed.
I don’t want to hear a single word of bull from anyone who thinks the interior is “old” or “dated”.
No GM interior before, not even anything the ATS or CTS interiors said of GM, have anything on the C7’s.
From now on, we’ll never hear anyone say “steering wheel from a Cobalt”.
The interior colours (red and tan) aren’t my thing, but that dash has set the bar so damn high, I can’t even meausre it.
Stunning in the front and vicious from the rear!!!!!!!!!! this car is gorgeous in every since of the word! What a testament to gm engineering the aerodynamics of this vette was very well executed carbon fiber roof for downforce and light weight treatment the interior is a huge improvement with strides in quality and I love the inspiration from the c4 for the interior definitely American interpretation on exotic style mixed with classic corvette cues…….now for the chevy SS!!!!!!
How long before someone puts in a toothed grill, a la the ~1957 Corvette SS?
just think: if the BASE Ctingray Corvette looks this good, what will the next camaro be like?! or even the Zo6 and ZR1?!?
Can’t wait to see one on the road, or in the winners circle. (Are there Stingrays in the Corvette Racing trailers that arrived yesterday at Sebring International Raceway?)
Better than I thought and just like the magazines showed, but the tail lights! he mags showed the taillights and now reality.ugh I HATE THEM! Pros: more aggressive styling than C6(EVEN THOUGH I LOVE THE GS,Z06,ZR1).Wider is better.
I think this car will expand the appeal of the Corvette, specifically to a younger audience, which is very important at this point. I understand using “Stingray” to get people to pay attention to the “base” car, but it certainly feels like this was a marketing move made at the last minute? I also hope they sort out the models/packages before it hits the market? Z51 should not be it’s own model? Just make it a package on the Stingray? Then you can make future Z06/ZR1’s their own model.
Wow-this thing certainly went beyond expectations. Imagine a car with these looks and versatility, (a removable roof FGS), and at its price point-you can probably buy 8 for the price of one Ferrari and stay within a hairs breadth in performance. This was a moonshot and it worked big time.
WTF! The six – speed auto gearbox? Hello GM it`s 2013 in case you don`t know. Well, OK it`s not a German or Asian car. . Why they screwed this gorgeous American icon? Why don`t they lead but almost always try to follow?
It’s disappointing, I just hope the 6 spd auto will be an update of the tapshift that you can find in the 2012 Corvette and the ZL1. I think it will be good enough to having fun with it.
This may be the best looking Corvette yet. GM….please send this design team over to work on the Silverado, because they always seem to drop the ball.