These are indeed Golden times for the Corvette Stingray, literally.
As the number of seventh-generation Corvettes hitting the roads of American climbs every day, those new owners now have a lot more options to make their Stingrays a little more personal, thanks to our good friends at Mid America Motorworks.
With the new Corvette Stingray Z51, Chevrolet is not only giving you a world-class sports car for the open road, but a car that has been designed and engineered for the track as well.
While conventional wisdom is that manufacturers don’t want you to race your cars, and may even void your warranty if evidence suggests that you were racing your car at a track event, Chevrolet has taken a different approach by providing an official guide for preparing your Corvette Stingray with the Z51 Performance Package for track events.
Last month we spoke with Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles about the Corvette Stingray Track Preparation Guide and he told us that following these guidelines will not only help you get the near out of your Z51 Corvette Stingray, it will also help you keep the warranty intact.
Jose Gonzalez isn’t a household name, but his recent efforts at General Motors are being talked about over supper tables all over America these days.
You see, Gonzalez served as the lead designer on the 2015 Corvette Z06 and the Corvette Stingray convertible and as a support designer for the 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe.
Detroit Autorama takes place each year in early March. For those of us up here in the snowy Midwest, it’s the first sign that winter may actually be over and that car show season is in the near future. 2014 marked the 62nd edition of the massive indoor custom car show. Thousands of custom, restored, and original cars fill Cobo Hall each year competing for a multitude of awards. Click past the jump to see our gallery of Corvettes for the 2014 Detroit Autorama.
When Chevrolet initially priced the 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe at $51,000 and the Convertible at $56,000, we were shocked at how much car an owner was getting for the money. Add to the fact that the very popular Z51 performance package added a mere $2800 to the sticker price and we can see how that pricing eventually led to demand outpacing supply.
To help meet the demand, Chevrolet is raising the prices on both the base Corvette Stingray Coupe and Convertible, which will see their prices go up $2,000. The Z51 package increases $1,200 for a total package cost of $4,000.
Back in January, GM unveiled the highly anticipated C7 Z06 at the North American International Auto Show. According to the General Motors, the 2015 Corvette Z06 will be “the most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features.” Corvette enthusiasts from around the world have been waiting for the reintroduction of the legendary model and if you want to be the owner of the new Z06, VIN 001, then you need to be in Palm Beach, Florida for the Barrett-Jackson auction that runs April 11th through 13th.
General Motors released the monthly sales figures this morning for February 2014. The reports shows that sales of the Corvette Stingray are up 148% over last February with deliveries totaling 2,438 vs 980 in February 2013. We also see that the 2,438 Corvettes delivered in February 2014 was an increase of 7.8% over January 2014’s sales of 2,261 Corvettes. For the calendar year (January-February 2014), Corvette sales are up 148.9% with 4,699 delivered this year compared to 2013 sales of 1,888.