2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Owning a high-performance sports car can be a true joy, even if you're not the type to take it to a race track. With the debut of the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
, priced from $51,995, it doesn't even have to break the bank.
The new base price is an increase of about $2,000 over the sixth-generation Corvette
. With that price rise comes a slate of new and improved features.
Interior design and materials will be some of the most-noticed and most-desired upgrades for the seventh-generation Corvette Stingray. A shortcoming in the last Corvette that now appears to be remedied.
Dramatic new exterior styling also sets the 2014 Corvette Stingray apart from both the previous model and the competition. Edgy, technical, with functional aerodynamics and vents, the new Stingray makes no bones about being a sports car.
A new LT1 6.2-liter V-8 engine generating 450 horsepower is also part of the package. Standard features include eight-way power-adjustable seats; five-position drive-mode selector; seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching; dual eight-inch driver/infotainment screens with Chevrolet MyLink and rear-view camera; Bose 9-speaker audio system with SiriusXM, Bluetooth, USB/SD, and auxiliary input; keyless entry; and more.
A Z51 performance package upgrades suspension, braking, and electronic traction management systems, making the 2014 Stingray capable of up to 1 g in lateral grip and 0-60 mph runs in less than four seconds, according to GM.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible
starts from $56,995, also including destination fee.
A range of packages including interior and performance modifications are also available. As shown at the North American International Auto Show (with a striking brown and carbon fiber interior), the 2014 Stingray Coupe priced out to $73,360, and was equipped with the following packages:
- 3LT interior package, with leather-wrapped interior ($8,005)
- Z51 Performance Package ($2,800)
- Competition sports seats ($2,495)
- Exposed-carbon-fiber roof panel ($1,995)
- Magnetic Ride Control with Performance Traction Management ($1,795)
- Dual-mode exhaust system ($1,195)
- Carbon fiber interior trim ($995)
- Sueded, microfiber-wrapped upper interior trim ($995)
- Red-painted calipers ($595)
- Black-painted wheels ($495)
Included in the 3LT package is a Bose 10-speaker surround sound system; color heads-up display; navigation; Napa leather seating; leather-wrapped dash and instrument panel, console, and door panels; and heated and ventilated seats with power lumbar and bolster adjustment.
For more information on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, visit our preview
. Look for our full review, with driving impressions and much more, later this year.