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Corvette Stingray 2014 Is ‘Automobile of the Year’

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Everyone wants one of these added to the Christmas list. No, I’m not talking about PlayStation 4, which is arguably more affordable than the wish list item of a 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray C7. The desired vehicle boasts to having enviable features such as: 460 horsepower, 29 miles per gallon (Eco driving mode), LED lamps, 6.2-liter V-8 engine, as well as a thinner, sleeker frame.

The new Stingray comes in five model options (Eco, Normal, Winter, Sport and Track) and is priced in the range of $52,000-$70,000 — slightly more than the PlayStation 4.

The Chevrolet website details the features of the Stingray.

“Lean materials and efficient new processes forge the light, stiff Stingray space frame, which helps achieve a near 50-50 weight distribution and impressive power-to-weight ratio. One-third the weight of steel, aluminum improves rigidity, which in turn enhances cornering and handling. Lightweight Carbon-Nano Composite underbody panels bond to aluminum, further reducing weight for more precise driver control. This revolutionary chassis improves torsional rigidity, reducing noise and elevating performance to an art.”

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has even been named “Automobile of the Year” by Automobile Magazine. The review reads as follows: “The Corvette has long been a tremendous performance value wrapped in an all-American package. Now, however, with new-found sophistication and user-friendliness, the [new Corvette] should melt the barriers that have kept away so many driving enthusiasts.”

Right now the only reported complaint relates to the Ackermann Effect that is named after Rudolph Ackermann and involves a “bumping” noise when turning the steering wheel abruptly at low speeds. However, this has done nothing to dampen the enthusiasm for fans of this vehicle line.

[Image Via Chevrolet]

Corvette Stingray 2014 Is ‘Automobile of the Year’
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  • http://WebProNews Gary Fishburn

    I give it a thumbs down,CD player is not available.Keep my 2010 Z06 with a CD player the way I want it.

  • ciph3ro

    I can’t wait to test drive one of these. Now I’m torn between this or a newer 5 series BMW. I already have a new Subaru WRX STI sedan and already modded. I wanted a nice, fast, comfortable luxury car but for the price, performance and looks I might save up for this instead as the second car.

    It’s not AWD but would still make a very nice summer car. Also holy cow, 29 mpg? I hope it gets that because it would be a huge plus for long drives. My Subaru is almost half that… and it’s a 4 cylinder and ha abit 60 hp less. 3/4ths of the cost though.

    Can’t wait to see this car in Canada! Nice article.

    Previous poster: I haven’t used a CD or DVD in a car in years, not even in my computer. Blu rays occasionally, everything else is flash memory and streaming.

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