Thursday, April 24, 2014


For the designers of the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray, it was a mantra. Throwing off the constraints of tradition, our world-class engineers started over from scratch to build a revolutionary lightweight vehicle with the aesthetic impact and the performance prowess worthy of the Stingray emblem

Provocative, purposeful and sculpted for optimal performance, the all-new Stingray coupe is low, light and lean. Increased downforce keeps the vehicle planted, while its functional exterior vents create a totally new breathing experience to reduce lift and minimize drag. The advanced ventilation systems help air flow from front to back, cooling critical components of the perfectly balanced powertrain. This efficient airflow controls temperatures and improves vehicle handling. Stunning design, meet racing strategy.

This is no bottom breather. A functional hood air extractor directs air from the front grille up through the forward-tilted radiator and out of the engine compartment. Each blade is precisely angled for optimal airflow. The result is reduced front-end lift, increased downforce and improved handling at high speeds.

The available Z51 Performance Package includes dual brake ducts that transport air from the front grille through the wheelwells to effectively cool front brakes and expel heat. This efficient airflow controls temperature, reduces brake fade and optimizes stopping performance.

Dual rear quarter panel intake vents, also included with the Z51 package, guide airflow to cool two separate heat exchangers. One routes air to the transmission oil cooler. The other cools the rear differential. Air escapes through tailored rear taillamp vents and lower-rear fascia outlets. This system was adapted from Corvette Racing to reduce temperatures during high-performance driving.

The headlamps are frosted indirect high-intensity discharge headlamps are the eyes to the technological soul of the Stingray, emanating crisp color, brightness and efficiency. The new elements bear a sharper, more sinister shape, framed by edge-lit amber LED turn signals and black chrome housing. Bi-Xenon HID technology achieves high and low beams with a single light engine.

Signature four-element taillamps bear a new angular shape and recede elegantly into three-dimensional sculpted lenses. Concealed indirect LED lamps cast light into a reverse reflector to achieve crisp and even luminescence. A high-mounted stoplamp crowns the rear decklid. It’s design that doesn’t look back.

Executed with beauty and proportion, every millimeter of Stingray serves a purpose. Geometric shapes transition smoothly from soft curve to crisp edge.

Illuminated by innovative digital features and intelligent driver controls, the Stingray cockpit is a stunning change from your typical interior scenery. An ingenious available color Head-Up Display complements the customizable dual display featuring two 8-inch screens. A sweeping freeform line spans the instrument panel and flawlessly carries over into the door trim and console. And every inch is imbued with a deep respect for authentic materials. Real aluminum. Available carbon fiber. Grade A leather hand-selected and crafted to adorn a new generation of elegance.

Nappa leather, available on the 3LT trim level is a testament to the honest, crafted interior of the all-new Stingray. Free from imperfections and soft to the touch, its smooth, natural grain dismisses the notion of synthetic textures. The 3LT package also includes a hand-stretched, leather-wrapped instrument panel swathed and sewn to meticulous fit and finish while lightweight aluminum accents adorn the doors, pedals, shifter and cockpit instrumentation.

The intuitive instrument cluster bears an 8-inch diagonal high-definition screen with reconfigurable gauges and real-time performance data. The center console entertainment interface features a retractable, tablet-inspired touch-screen complete with customizable apps. And an available color Head-Up Display projects critical data into the driver’s line of sight on the windshield.

Designed exclusively for Stingray and hand-wrapped in natural leather (or sueded microfiber if you choose the Competition Sport seats), a smaller, race-inspired steering wheel enhances grip and driving feel. A discreet, flat euro-stitch lends a subtle but crafted feel. Steering wheel-mounted paddles initiate Active Rev Matching on the manual transmission or manual shifting on the automatic transmission. 

With its sculpted athletic exterior and driver-oriented cockpit, Stingray is a beautiful weapon against the ordinary. But its ingenious design is purpose-driven. A lightweight aluminum space frame replaces steel. Carbon-fiber and carbon-nano-composite structures reduce weight even further to achieve optimal handling and acceleration. Stingray boasts third-generation Magnetic Selective Ride Control™, a 7-speed transmission with Active Rev Matching and 5 distinct driver modes ready for any road.

And since the best cars deserve only the best of care, the 2014 Corvette Stingray comes standard with Chevrolet Complete Care that includes oil and oil filter changes, 4-wheel tire rotation and a 27-point vehicle inspection. 2 Years/24,000 Miles of Included Scheduled Maintenance.

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