The Bowtie has pulled the wraps off its pride and joy, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, and the result is impressive: design language is evocative of past Corvettes, while embarking on a more aggressive, more sophisticated look. The undeniable Corvette front end is more angular, as is the rear treatment, which keeps the quad taillights that mimic the Corvette emblem. Ferrari-like side windows that blend handsomely with the C-pillars are no coincidence. The Stingray name is no mistake, either, bringing back memories of the C2. The new base Vette will be powered by a 6.2-liter V8 LT1 engine with a fire-breathing 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. Count on a 0-60 time in a scintillating sub-4 seconds and a proper 7-speed manual transmission (work out those forearms). Expect the ZR1 to be even more bonkers. The C7 goes on sale in the third quarter of 2013.
From the C7th Circle of Hell
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
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