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]