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C7 Corvette News, Spy Photos, Rumors and More

The Legend Returns - Introducing the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The C7 Corvette Stingray is the next generation sports car from Chevrolet. Powered by the all new small block LT1 V8 which produces 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque or 460 hp and 465 lb-ft torque with the optional performance exhaust. Here is a list of links for everything you need to know about the C7 Corvette:

Introductions – Auto Shows

Performance – Specs

Pricing – Options – Sales

Reviews

C7s in the News

Below you’ll find our latest C7 Corvette Stories listed by date posted.

Mike Furman - Selling Corvettes for 35 Years and Still Going Strong

Mike Furman is one lucky guy.

Many kids at the age of 17 have no idea what they want to do with their lives. But Mike knew what he was going to do.

On July 26, 1978 he sold his first Corvette. A mere 420 months or 12,775 days have gone by since then and now he’s one of the top Corvette sellers in the Country. By the end of the year, Mike will have completed his 3,000th Corvette sale!

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[VIDEO] 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Burnout with Tony Stewart

Holy Smokes!

That’s NASCAR driver and team owner Tony Stewart behind the wheel of a Lime Rock Green 2014 Corvette Stingray. Road and Track magazine’s review of the new C7 Corvette features Stewart’s driving impressions of the new Corvette at GM’s proving grounds in Milford, as well as doing something he knows a lot about – burnouts!

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Callaway to Build C7-Based FIA GT3 Corvettes

by Mitch Talley on July 25, 2013

Callaway to Build FIA GT3 Corvettes

Callaway Competition GmbH, the German-based segment of Callaway Cars, has been chosen to develop the new Corvette C7 into a GT3-class race car and submit it for homologation from the FIA.

Original equipment manufacturers like Chevrolet have to authorize specialists like Callaway to submit the homologation forms needed to allow their version of the car to be the one allowed in FIA competition.

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[VIDEO] Motor Trend Tests the 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51

Yesterday we shared the instrumented testing data of the 2014 Corvette Stingray from Edmunds.com and now this morning we can also share Motor Trend’s test of the C7.

Motor Trend tested both a Z51 Stingray with a a 7-Speed manual at GM’s proving grounds, but they also had the opportunity to test a Z51 Stingray with an automatic transmission on public roads in Central California. So their review contains both performance estimates from their tests as well as the more subjective review from driving the Stingray on public streets.

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[VIDEO] Car and Driver Does First Burnout in the 2014 Corvette Stingray

So Chevy gave the keys to the 2014 Corvette Stingray to the guys at Car and Driver and what’s the first thing they did? Yep, burnouts!

They disabled embedding of the video so head to YouTube.com to check it out.

You can also read the full test review and see pics at Car and Driver.

 

See the C7 Corvette Stingray at the Corvettes at CORSA Show on Sunday, July 28th

Our friends at Corsa Performance and the Corvette Cleveland club are hosting their 11th Annual Corvettes at CORSA car show this Sunday, July 28th. The event is free for spectators and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizers are expecting about 250 Corvettes to attend including the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

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[VIDEO] Edmunds Drives the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Looks like several of the automotive magazines and websites got their chance to drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray recently as we’ve saw a number of tweets hit just after 5:00 pm ET today with links to articles and videos by the likes of Edmunds, Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine.

The testing was held at GM’s proving grounds and Edmunds provides this video showing the new Stingray undergoing instrumented track testing which includes 0-60, quarter mile, braking, slalom, and skidpad.

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We heard the exhaust in person on a pair of Corvette Stingrays that were the hit of the Bash at the National Corvette Museum back in April and loved the beautiful – and very different – sounds emanating from both cars as they were driven out of the museum.

Now Autoblog.com has posted a video that shows three different sounds coming from the same Stingray, courtesy of the optional dual mode performance exhaust, available at a cost of $1,195.

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Japanese Firm Takes a Stake in Company that Supplies Carbon fiber Panels for the Corvette Stingray

A Japanese company that is the world’s largest maker of carbon fibers has bought 20 percent of the supplier that will be producing two carbon fiber body panels for the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

The move by Tokyo-based Toray Industries Inc., to buy a minority stake in Michigan-based Plasan is a bid to expand its carbon fiber composite material business globally in the automotive field.

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Digital Trends: How Corvette Engineer's pulled off the impossible

Two of Chevrolet’s brains behind the scene say they believe the 2014 Corvette Stingray accomplished all its goals, with nothing left behind on the cutting-room floor.

“I don’t think there was anything,” says Roger Clark, senior manager energy center. “We got virtually everything we needed in the Stingray, and we’re absolutely delighted with the results to be honest.”

Bala Murthy, lead engineer for energy integration, agrees. “I think this vehicle was planned very well from its introduction, and we didn’t really have to go and scrap anything at the last minute.”

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