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Since the ordering process for the 2014 Corvette Stingray began in late May, we have noticed a huge increase in the amount of chatter on the forums about status codes and TPWs. TPW stands for “Target Production Week” and during normal production, they will usually give the buyer a fairly accurate forecast for when their Corvette will be built. But because the Corvette Stingray hasn’t officially started retail sales production, the TPWs that customers are getting through the Chevrolet customer service system may not be accurate and that appears to be causing concern – both for the customer and the Corvette production team.

We reached out to Corvette Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick to get more information about the production schedule and the processes that will happen before the plant starts shipping the new C7 Corvette Stingrays to dealers.

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GM Engineers Will Study the 2014 Corvette Stingray Involved in Crash

No one ever likes to be in a crash, but the accident involving a 2014 Corvette Stingray and another car last week could turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

There’s nothing like a real world test to find out how safe a car is going to be, and the Stingray’s T-bone hit in the passenger door by a Lincoln Town Car is offering GM’s safety engineers a good look at how their latest creation held up.

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Corvette Racing at Road America: The Spiritual Home

by Corvette Racing on August 7, 2013

Corvette Racing at Road America: The Spiritual Home

Compuware Corvettes come to Elkhart Lake in thick of ALMS GT championships

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 6, 2013) – For more than 50 years, Road America has come to define the quintessential American road racing circuit. Likewise, the Chevrolet Corvette has been America’s sports car for 60 years. This weekend, Corvette Racing serves as the bridge that once again reunites the two icons for the Orion Energy 245 – the sixth round of the 2013 American Le Mans Series. The team enters its two velocity yellow Compuware Corvette C6.Rs in the two-hour, 45-minute race.

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[GRAPHIC] Suppliers to the 2014 Corvette Stingray

by Keith Cornett on August 6, 2013

[GRAPHIC] Suppliers to the 2014 Corvette Stingray

Here’s an interesting graphic found by our friends over at CorvetteConti.com that shows many of the equipment suppliers to the next generation Corvette. It’s simply amazing all the parts that need to be sourced to build a world class sports car.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Leads World in Composite Material Development and Technology

When the 2014 Corvette Stingray finally hits the street later this year, it’ll be a prime example of the best cutting-edge ways to use composite materials to cut the weight of vehicles.

That was the word Monday from a GM executive during the 2013 Center for Automotive Briefing Seminars.

“The all-new Stingray composite materials were developed specifically for the seventh-generation Corvette,” said Mike Regiec, GM manufacturing chief of body manufacturing engineering. “In fact, the Corvette is the world leader in composite material development and technology.”

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More than 500 cars, trucks, and bikes will be on display at the 15th annual General Motors St. Catharines plant car show in Ontario, Canada on Friday.

But you can bet the most popular vehicle will be the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray, with one of the seventh-generation cars slated to be on display at the show.

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Stripes Galore! 2014 Corvette Stingray Order Guide Updates

A few updates were added to the 2014 Corvette Stingray’s Order Guide this week. Most notably, the Corvette Stingray Convertible and its equipment group options (1LT, 2LT and 3LT) are now detailed in the latest update to the order guide. Also included in the update are the addition of stripes in various colors.

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Via CorvetteVideos.TV

Oh, the glorious sound of the 2014 Corvette Stingray’s exhaust note. Watch this lap of the Milford Proving Grounds in an Arctic White Corvette Stingray by Autoweek Magazine.

Visit CorvetteVideos.TV for the best selection of hand-picked Corvette videos.

 

Three Rare Corvette Concepts to be Shown at the LeMay Museum

Three rare Corvette concepts you may have just read about and never seen in person will be making a public appearance this week.

The LeMay Museum in Tacoma, Wash., has been fortunate enough to lure the three concept cars out of the GM Heritage Collection in Michigan and will be showing the cars on Aug. 9, 10, and 11.

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2013 Corvettes on Woodward Event is August 14th – 16th

The days of the calendar are flipping by faster than the new C7 can sprint from 0-60mph. August is nearly upon which means that the Woodward Dream Cruise is right around the corner. Along with that comes all of the activities beforehand that makeup the annual Corvettes on Woodward fiesta. Once again, organizer Larry Courtney has assembled 3 full days Corvette goodness for participants.

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