Now in its seventh generation, the rear-wheel-drive 2014 Chevrolet Corvette continues to push the envelope for what is possible from an affordable, efficient, made-in-America sports car.
Its redesign is total, and it begins outside, where sharp, purposeful lines give the new car a slippery .29 drag coefficient. Body materials include a carbon fiber hood and roof panel, while the doors, fenders, quarter panels, and rear hatch all benefit from lighter density sheet molding over the previous car. On convertibles, the power convertible top is operable at speeds up to 30 mph. The C7 features an aluminum space frame that is 99 pounds lighter than its predecessor yet 57% stiffer, while a carbon nano-composite floor pan replaces the heavier balsa sandwich construction of the C6.
Inside, the C7 boasts a cockpit that for the first time puts it on par with some of Europe's best. The driving position is near-perfect, and the seats are vastly improved, with increased comfort and better support for hard driving. An 8-inch touchscreen dominates the center console, while soft-touch materials are more abundant. Finally, the new car offers 15 cubic-feet of cargo room under the rear hatch -- enough to hold luggage, golf clubs, or the bag full of money you saved by not buying a Porsche 911.
The heart of the Corvette, of course, is its powerplant. The 6.2L direct-injection V8 has been completely rethought and now delivers 455 horsepower and 460 foot-pounds of torque. It is coupled to a standard 7-speed manual transmission that features Active Rev Matching, which blips the throttle during up- and down-shifts, eliminating the need for heel-and-toeing by the driver during braking. The combination is good enough to propel the Corvette from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds, while also returning 17 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters is optional, as is a performance exhaust, which increases output to 460 horses.
Coupes and convertibles both come in standard models and high-performance Z51 guise, which allows for a 0?60 mph time of 3.8 seconds. The Z51 Performance Package adds larger wheels (19-inch front, 20-inch rear vs. 18/19- inch) with Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP summer-only tires, a dry sump oil system, electronic limited slip differential, larger front brakes (13.6-inch vs. 12.6-inch) with slotted rotors, performance gear ratios, special suspension components, differential and transmission cooling and an aerodynamic package to reduce lift and improve high-speed stability. Chevy's trick Magnetic Selective Ride Control is optional on the Z51.
The 1LT, or base, trim offers a 9-speaker Bose audio system, rear vision camera, keyless access with push-button start, power tilt/telescopic steering column, 8-way power leather seats, two 8-inch HD color displays, and a Driver Mode Selector, which allows drivers to customize the driving experience by selecting one of five distinct modes -- Weather, Eco, Tour, Sport and Track. Each mode adjusts steering, throttle, traction and more.
2LT Corvettes get heated and ventilated seats with Corvette emblems, an upgraded Bose sound system, auto-dimming mirrors, Chevy's color Head-Up Display and SiriusXM satellite radio with a one-year subscription. Finally 3LT cars offer all of the above plus a custom leather-wrapped interior with Nappa leather seating, navigation and color-matched instrumentation to the interior.
Standard safety features in all Corvette Stingrays include stability and traction controls, a rearview camera, driver and passenger front and side airbags, and a 6-month subscription to OnStar.
Advanced Handling Dynamics
Impressive Fuel Economy
Chevrolet's flagship Corvette is completely redesigned for 2014, including the name, which is now officially "Corvette Stingray." Now in its seventh generation, the Corvette boasts knife-edge exterior styling over an aluminum space frame, an intuitive cockpit, a 455-horsepower V8 engine, 7-speed transmission and handling like nothing else on the road thanks to next-generation Magnetic Selective Ride Control. A convertible is also available, complete with an electronic soft top that can be opened or closed at speeds up to 30 mph. Chevy claims the new C7 Corvette Stingray is the quickest, most powerful, most capable standard Corvette ever made.
The Chevrolet Corvette has always been a performance bargain, and the latest iteration is no exception. With a base MSRP of $51,000, it offers world-class performance and handling at half the price of sports cars from Europe. Even more impressive, the 2014 Corvette delivers amazing fuel economy for a 455-horsepower car, with an EPA-estimated 29 mpg on the highway.
Z51 Performance Package includes (J55) performance brakes, (J6A) Black-painted calipers, slotted brake rotors, (Z52) dry sump oil system, (FE3) Z51 performance suspension, specific shocks, springs and stabilizer bars, (XFJ) P245/35ZR19 front and P285/30ZR20 rear tires, (Q7S) Silver-painted aluminum, 19" front and 20" rear wheels, performance gear ratios, (G96) Electronic Limited Slip Differential (eLSD), (KNR) rear differential cooler, transmission cooling and an Aero Package
Engine, 6.2L (376 ci) V8 DI (455 hp [339.3 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 460 lb-ft of torque [621.0 N-m] @ 4600 rpm)
Transmission, 7-speed manual with Active Rev Matching with Z51 performance ratios
Rear axle, 3.42 ratio, limited slip
Dry sump oil system
Engine access, rear-opening hood
Differential, electronic limited slip, rear
Cooler, rear differential
Rear wheel drive
Frame, aluminum, structure
Suspension, Z51 performance
Steering, power, speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion, variable ratio
Exhaust, aluminized stainless-steel with 3" polished stainless-steel tips
Wheels, 5-split spoke, Silver-painted aluminum 19" x 8.5" (48.3 cm x 21.6 cm) front and 20" x 10" (50.8 cm x 25.4 cm) rear
Tires, P245/35ZR19 front and P285/30ZR20 rear, performance, run flat
Convertible top, power-folding, remote control includes glass rear window with integral defogger
Headlamps, high intensity discharge (HID), Xenon, LED park and turn signals and Daytime Running Lamps
Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body- color
Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
Wipers, front intermittent
Audio system, 8" diagonal Color Touch screen display with Chevrolet MyLink, Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones, Hands-free smartphone integration, AM/FM stereo with MP3 playback and Radio Data System (RDS)
Audio system feature, Bose advanced 10-speaker system with bass box
SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD Radio includes 1 year subscription of SiriusXM Satellite Radio (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.)
Antenna, integral, hidden
Seats, GT bucket
3LT interior trim seats, console, door armrests and instrument panel in interior color selected
Seat adjusters, driver and passenger 8-way
Seat adjusters, power bolster and power lumbar
Seats, heated and vented driver and passenger
Perforated Napa leather seating surfaces
Custom Leather Wrapped Interior Package features leather-wrapped upper instrument panel, upper door trim panels and console storage cover
Console, floor 2 covered cup holders, auxiliary power outlet, USB ports, SD card slot, auxiliary input jack and storage
Floor mats, carpeted
Steering column, power tilt and telescopic
Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped
Steering wheel controls, audio, voice recognition and Driver Information Center
Head-Up Display with color readouts for street mode, track mode with g-meter, vehicle speed, engine rpm
Driver Information Center, color
Oil life monitoring system
Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
Keyless Access with push button start and 2 remote transmitters that enable automatic door unlock and open by touching door switch
Windows, power with driver and passenger Express-Down/Up
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
Memory Package, recalls 2 driver "presets" for 8-way power seat, outside mirrors and tilt/telescoping steering column
Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable, located on driver visor
Theft-deterrent system, body security content and unauthorized entry electrical
Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and dedicated passenger controls and outside temperature display
Air filtration system with pollen filter
Defogger, rear-window, electric
Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming, frameless
Visors, driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
Lighting, interior with courtesy, cargo and glovebox
Storage, with electric locking glovebox, behind screen storage, center console and rear compartment with cover
Active handling stability control improves traction and enhances vehicle stability
Traction control, all-speed
Rear vision camera
Daytime Running Lamps
Air bags, frontal and side-impact, driver and front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size, even with air bags. See the Owner's Manual or more safety information.)
OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Service not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.)
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