2014 Corvette Stingray Still Hot on Detroit Show Floor

2014 Corvette Stingray Still Hot on Detroit Show Floor

Chevrolet lit things up the night before the Detroit Auto Show this year by inviting roughly 1,200 people to watch as it unveiled the seventh-generation Corvette, but the lighting was terrible.

With 450 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, the car’s 6.2-liter LT1 V8 is more than enough to make this the most powerful base Corvette ever. Given that, Chevy decided to revive the Stingray nameplate for a car that the brand claims has a better power-to-weight ratio than both the Audi R8 and Porsche 911.

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All that, and the Corvette Stingray is still estimated to get up to 24 mpg during highway driving, although it will probably be tempting to waste a lot more gas than that when you get your hands on its seven-speed rev-matching manual transmission.

An optional Z51 performance package will also add the same magnetic ride control suspension that helped AutoGuide.com’s own Dave Pratte take a stock ZL1 Camaro to a second place finish during a Time Attack event.

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AutoGuide.com was among the crowd that first night, but you’ll find a gallery of much more hospitable photos below in case the first gallery didn’t give you the best first impression.

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GALLERY: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray


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  • Catd7f

    YOU KNOW!!!

  • Catd7f

    Never owned one but may ditch another ride to try one,looks like they finally got it complete in and out!!!

  • Rockyosox

    This car looks friggin’ awesome

  • GTcarLOVE33

    better than a ferrari, take that italians

  • As a BMW owner – I am amazed. This is what Chevy’s been doing? I will buy one of these.

    Affordability? Amazing. Looks? Amazing. More power to weight ratio (base model) than an R8? Amazing. Everything wrapped in leather? Amazing. Short throw 7 speed high-tech manual transmission? Amazing!!