For a limited time, Corvette America is offering $50 Off Plus Free Shipping* on 1959-1976 Vinyl Seat Covers. Corvette America’s vinyl seat covers are just like the originals in every detail. Sets include two backs and two bottoms.
Much has been written in the press about the interiors of Corvettes prior to the C7 having materials that were not up to the quality level of the competition. If you’re happy with the performance of your C6 — and you should be because the car is no slouch either on the road or at the track — but you’d like to upgrade to the latest snazzy interior, Carlex Design has introduced its Yellow Line interior for the C6 Corvette that may be what you are looking for.
It’s springtime which means that Corvette owners in the cold zones are beginning to extricate their cars from winter hibernation. That’s usually followed by a serious spring cleaning in preparation for the upcoming summer cruising season. But which product should one use on their ride? We recently tried out Adam’s Total Interior Detailer and the results of our toils await you after the break.
For years, the Corvette has been blasted by the media for its cheap-looking interior.
But no longer.
Last week, Wards Auto, which has covered the auto industry more than 80 years, placed the new Corvette Stingray on its 2014 10 Best Interiors list.
GM shares a firsthand look at the interior and technology in the new Corvette Z06 from Ryan Vaughan, design manager for performance car interiors.
The C7 isn’t the only Stingray getting an interior makeover these days.
Take a look, for example, at this 1976 Corvette Stingray that has been updated with upgrades inside, outside, and under the hood by Bulgarian interior specialist Vilner.
For the first time, two seats are being offered in the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The standard GT seat is already available and will soon be complemented by the race ready Competition Sport seat.
The new seats found in the C7 Corvette Stingray are most likely one of the biggest turnarounds the team can boast of when it comes to taking a weaknesses on the C6 Corvette and turning it into a strength on the C7. In this video from Chevrolet, Seat Engineer Ken Taylor talks about how digital pressure-mapping and dynamic testing resulted in the much better seats now being offered on the C7.
One of the reasons why we’re seeing so many positive review of the C7 Corvette’s seats is because the C6 seats are pretty awful. Now, I’m not jumping on the “Dissing the C6 because of Crappy Seats” bandwagon, which I believe already left the station a few years back. No, our opinion of the C7s new seats comes after spending nearly four hours in the new Stingray at the Media ride-n-drive last month in Monterey.
When we think about all the reviews we’ve seen about the new C7’s interior, we find the main focus is usually the seats or the configurable display that gets the most attention. But what about some of the more mundane features (if you can refer to anything on the Stingray as ‘mundane’) like the inside of the center console or where you plug in your cell phone?
Paul Pearson, is a Corvette Forum member (Talon90) who also works with the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. He recently posted these close up photos of the interior on the Corvette Forum which detail some of the creature comforts of the C7 including the various ways you can “plug” into the car for charging and or media.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. There’s a lot of technology in the 2014 Corvette Stingray. One of the major advances in the new C7 is the processing of that technology and how its displayed in a way that enhances the driving experience.
When you slide behind the wheel and hit the start button, the dash of the Corvette Stingray springs to life, both through its analog gauges and through the customizable eight inch high-definition screen in the middle of the gauge cluster.