2014 Corvette Stingray to Exceed High Expectations

    September 15, 2013
    Meaghan Ellis
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With the release of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, General Motors promises way more than eye-candy with an attractive, exotic body style, and a gleaming set of racing rims. Whether you’re simply admiring it from afar, or watching it zip down a freeway or race track, the automaker promises that the new sports car will “over-deliver.”

Widely known as the “C7” among avid sports car enthusiasts, the 2014 ‘Vette base model is expected to come with approximately 450 horsepower, which will probably span out to 455 horsepower once the definitive numbers are garnered in. Then, there will be the optional customization, which will offer a ‘high performance exhaust kit, expected to render a whopping 460 horsepower, for those who thrive off the need for speed. However, it isn’t just the power that makes the notorious ‘Vette unprecedented. With a strategically amended engine structure currently undergoing various performance tests, the LT1 6.2-liter V-8 is expected to be the glory of the Stingray.

During a GM press release, chief engineer of the engine program, Jordan Lee, said, “The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s LT1 engine is a triumph of advanced technology, delivering more power and torque than ever before with greater efficiency. The LT1’s performance compliments the Corvette’s low mass with a tremendous feeling of power that builds as the rpm climbs. Drivers will experience more power and acceleration than ever before with the standard engine – in fact, it’s power and torque surpass many up-level engines offered by competitors.”

With the improvement of its power-to-weight rate and 460 pounds of torque, the C7 looks to live up to the concept of “lighter and faster,” going from 0-60 seconds in a mere four seconds. Definitely not bad for a base model sports car!

According to NBC News, the Stingray is purposed to make history as the most powerful base-model Corvette ever released over the car’s six decade pedigree. The 2014 Corvette Stingray edition is slated to be released by the end of the summer with a base price starting at $51,995, with the convertible to follow by the top of next year.


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  • CoIby

    The new LT1 engine in the Stingray is not a brand new engine structure. It uses the same proven engine architecture that has been continually advanced and evolved throughout the past 58 years. It is a continuation in that same evolution, as it uses the same general architecture with all new upgrades and changes throughout. It builds on the success of the previous “LS” generation, which is arguably the best available performance engine line on the market. Also, you made no mention of the 465 lb ft of torque, which is what really sets this car apart from the competition. Horsepower keeps a car going, but torque gets it going.

  • http://yahoo CF

    it’s neat but it ain’t no 67′ coupe !

    • http://yahoo scott mahan

      You are correct ! The C7 will be much better !!

    • wj miller

      Hey… the insurance companies and gas stations will love them!

      • FTB

        If one is buying a Corvette one does not care about the cost of insurance or gas. I drive an Escalade and if I cared I would not have bought the vehicle.

      • Alan

        You are obviously trying to talk about something you know nothing about. The C7 is slated to get at least 18-20 city and almost 30 MPG on the highway. I already get 30 MPG on the highway in my C6. My insurance is dirt cheap at roughly $415 every six months with top tier coverage (the best level of insurance one can get). Next time, know the facts.

      • Seriously

        Grow a brain, learn to read. The 2014 Vette will get GREAT gas mileage for a sports car. One of the best. it’ll get almost 30 mpg in ECO MODE.

        Also, idiots out there comparing the C7 to previous models are retarded. DO YOUR RESEARCH before you park your ignorant brain into neutral and decide to yap. morons.

    • pork chop

      Thank God! Why would one want an old bucket of bolts with so-so performance? (By todays standards) Sorry, I will take refined balls out performance over a poor handling car of yesteryear any day. Yes, I am from that era, but nostalgia will only take you so far. This vette will take you much farther, and quite a bit faster!

  • Bob

    When will it be at the dealers?!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mike

      Read something earlier tonight that saying October.

  • Edward Buchas

    Just quit trying to copy an old frame and look. why not just do it again? I had a 72 Orange t-top vette, for one damn day. my golf clubs would not fit in it. (and you smartasses don’t tell me to leave them at the club, i was in the air force on the road a lot. i liked my clubs with me.) So i got my Caddy deVille back and hit the road.

  • mick

    If the 2014 C7’s are anything like the C6’s forget them. They are an electronic nightmare. I have a C6 with 11,000 miles that stalls electronically and NOBODY KNOWS HOW TO REPAIR IT! including Corvette Division. They are actually too dangerous to drive but one can comfortably sit in them.

    • Brandon

      Oh shut up Mick

  • http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/specs/c7-corvette/2014-c7-corvette/index.html MarkP

    Very cool! The Corvette Action Center has a ton of info on the 2014 C7 Corvette as well:


  • http://reprogram bldrbrgrrrrrr

    ……..booya skadaddy….stingray built to the gills

  • Wayne Hardee

    Good for GM with the new Stingray. What I can not understand is all this horsepower and torque, who needs it, can’t use it, no place on the streets to use it. I love some of the sports cars out there, but try and use half of the power.
    Now build me a good handleing car and a quality one, with a more normal engine and I will buy it.
    In the 30’s there was a horsepower race, the V8, then the v12, and a v16, all trying to sell the car for the wrong reasons.

  • Rob Forrest

    To Wayne,
    Guess you have never been in a Vette on the freeway at 75 mph and gone to 140 mph in 12 sec. That is what we call the rush!

    • Ronnie Herrin

      … that is, until you get pulled over, and “rushed” off to jail.

  • susan

    My new challenger srt8 has more horsepower

    • Mike

      Your Challenger is no where near as fast though.

      • susan

        SRT8 392 6.4L V8 HEMI 470HP 0-60 in 4sec MOPAR. But it would be a fun race.

      • susan

        SRT8 392 6.4L V8 HEMI 470HP 0-60 in 4sec MOPAR. But it would be a fun race.

        • susan

          Guess it’s so good I had to state it twice.

    • Fred

      And weighs about 1500 lbs more.