If you love the Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition, your last chance to win a Premiere Edition convertible is coming up on Thursday, July 10, 2014. The last 2014 Premiere Edition convertible built, Lime Rock Green with a Kalahari convertible top, will be raffled off by the National Corvette Museum.
While the 2014 Callaway Corvette won’t exceed the 650 horsepower of the 2015 Z06, Callaway engineers have nevertheless managed to bump their final figure to a very impressive 627 hp, up some 167 hp over the base Stingray.
Callaway Cars announced the figures this week after extensive vehicle testing and validation by its engineers, who also rated peak torque at 610 lb-ft at 4400 rpm, 145 lb-ft more than the stock LT1 produces.
We’ve featured a couple videos now from the XCAR automotive video channel. Here is Drew from XCAR taking a few laps around the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a new Corvette Stingray the morning before the 24 hour race. This is one of the fastest “parade laps” we’ve seen yet for the Stingray and Drew just can’t believe his lucky stars to be driving the circuit de la Sarthe.
Drew from XCAR gets to drive a few laps of Circuit de la Sarthe before the start of the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans in a 2014 Corvette Stingray.
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One of the hottest designs to come out of the 2013 SEMA Show was the Forgiato widebody Corvette Stingray. While previous SEMA shows have featured redesigned or rebodied Corvettes as show cars or pre-production concepts, the Forgiato widebody seems to have real staying power as more individuals are emulating the design with their own cars.
Previous Forgiato C7 widebodys have been featured in some rather unique exterior colors like Aston Martin Blue and Tangelo Orange, but we found this Forgiato Stingray on eBay painted in one of the factory colors – Arctic White.
There’s little doubt that today’s Corvette is much stronger and safer than previous generations. Like most modern cars, the Corvette Stingray has predetermined crumple zones that absorb the energy of an impact while the cockpit’s front and side airbags deploy to help protect the driver. And after all that happens, OnStar is there to call emergency services as soon as a crash is detected.
It’s the first of the month and that means its sales reporting time for the major auto manufacturers.
General Motors sales report for June 2014 shows 2,723 Corvettes were sold during the month. That’s 219.2% higher than the 853 Corvettes sold during the same month in 2013. June’s Corvette sales lagged approximately 605 units behind the 3,328 Corvettes sold in May 2014 for a decrease of -18.2% between the two months.
A new Corvette Stingray Z51 will be on the market in mid-July.
But don’t look for it at your neighborhood Chevy dealer.
This Stingray is the latest radio controlled 1/10 scale replica from Vaterra, and it appears to be much more high-tech than the New Bright RC Stingray that came out last year.
On Friday, GM issued a recall notice for four vehicles, one of which was the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Specifically, the potential issue has to do with the rear-shock absorbers in Stingrays with the FE1 or FE3 suspensions.