After months and months of teasers, leaked photos, spy shots and renders, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has finally been revealed ahead of its Detroit Motor Show debut today. It comes with an evolutionary design with a ventilated bonnet manufactured from carbon fiber. It also has HID headlights, front fender vents, a removable double bubble roof, four-tailpipe exhaust system, as well as a prominent rear spoiler and Camaro-like taillights. The interior boasts better materials and leather upholstery, along with aluminum and carbon fiber trim and two 8-inch displays that can be customized.
Under the hood of the Corvette C7 is a newly developed 6.2-liter V8 engine featuring continuously variable valve timing, direct injection and an 11.5:1 compression ratio. Output is estimated at around 450 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque which will enable the Stingray to run the 0-62 mph sprint in less than 4 seconds and return 26+ mpg US on the highway.
Chevrolet will offer as an optional feature the Z51 Performance Package which adds a dry-sump oiling system, uprated differential/transmission cooling system and an electronic limited slip differential. Also part of the package is an aero body kit which helps increase the car’s stability during high speeds. The customers can choose from one of the two seats available which feature a lightweight magnesium frame.
The car is scheduled to reach dealerships in Q3 this year, with pricing being announced closer to the C7’s launch.