One of the biggest upgrades to the new 2014 Corvette Stingray is without a doubt the new seats. Finally realizing that there isn’t a one-seat-fits-all option, Chevrolet is now offering two styles of seats in the new Corvette. The GT seat is the standard seat and provides all-around comfort while the Competition Sport seat has a more aggressive side bolstering which provides greater support on the track.
The new Corvette seats, like everything else on the Stingray, have been engineered for performance.
The seat’s frame is made of magnesium for greater strength and less weight than comparable steel frames. They are also more rigid, contributing to the enhanced feeling of support during performance driving.
The Competition Sport seats also feature carbon cutouts to allow for a 5-point racing harness should the owner decide to install them.
“Every feature and detail in the interior is designed to enhance the driver’s connection to the Corvette,” said Helen Emsley, the Corvette’s interior design director. “It starts with the fighter jet inspired wraparound cockpit; continues to build with the smaller steering wheel, more supportive seats, and high-definition, configurable screens, and is finished in gorgeous materials.”
The new seats feature rich, luxurious Napa leather with precise stitching all around. Five different colors are offered: Kalahari, Jet Black, Adrenaline Red, Gray, Brownstone. Three colors are standard: Black, Red and Gray. Kalahari is offered on the 2LT and 3LT packages while Brownstone comes on the 3LT package only.
While at the reveal party, we were told that the Gray 2014 Corvette Stingray had the new Kalahari-colored seats, but the interior seat illustrations from www.CorvetteStingray2014.com show that color is called Brownstone. So we’re not sure if the color names were switched or if there was a discrepancy in the identification of the colors at the reveal party.