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The Corvette Stingray Marketing Plan will Target Wives and Highlight Luxury in Advertisements

We’re beginning to get more of the background behind the changes, controversial to some traditionalists, to the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

The new rear treatment, for example. Had Chevy stuck with the round tail lights that date back to 1963, “research showed that people who were not Corvette loyalists would look at the car, especially the rear end, and they would think the car never changed,” said John Fitzpatrick, Chevrolet’s marketing manager for the redesigned Corvette. “They think it is the same car from 20 years ago.”

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[VIDEO] Autocrossing the 2014 Corvette Stingray

by Keith Cornett on August 21, 2013

[VIDEO] Autocrossing the 2014 Corvette Stingray

Last week at the C7 Corvette Stingray Media Drive event in Monterey, Chevy had an autocross course set up on a concrete tarmac just behind the airplane hanger where the entire event was staged. Three Corvettes, all 7-speed Z51 cars, were on the track. I chose the Torch Red Stingray (because everyone knows that red Corvettes are the fastest).

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Callaway Cars Shows Off New Hood Design for the 2014 Callaway Corvette Stingray

Last week we shared details of Callaway’s engineers successfully supercharging the first direct injected engine in the Gen 5 family from General Motors. The work that was done included the install of an Eaton TVS Supercharger onto a 2014 5.3L Silverado truck. In addition to the hardware, Callaway’s engineers worked on the calibration with the electronic powertrain management system which includes Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing and Active Fuel Management.

This work has given Callaway a jump on the competition as it prepares to offer a Callaway-engineered 2014 Corvette Stingray. But not all work is being done under the hood. Callaway has always offered their own hood treatment for the Callaway-tuned Corvettes as the supercharger requires additional headroom. In advance of Corvettes at Carlisle, Callaway is showing a sneak preview of how that new hood will look.

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[VIDEO] The 2014 Corvette Stingray Build Animation

by Keith Cornett on August 19, 2013

[VIDEO] The 2014 Corvette Stingray Animated Build

We know that the most important question right now on people’s minds is when will production start for retail customers who have ordered the 2014 Corvette Stingray? Unfortunately, the only correct answer we have is “soon”. But until that magical date happens, how about we watch a video that shows just how the new 7th generation Corvette Stingray will be assembled.

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[PIC] C7 Corvette Stingray Racer Homage Concept Design

by Keith Cornett on August 18, 2013

[PIC] C7 Corvette Stingray Racer Homage Concept Design

I had an epiphany last August after a visit to the GM Heritage Center. As I laid my eyes on the 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer, I knew right then that it was my favorite Corvette design of all time. So how cool is it to see a modern take on the classic Stingray Racer with this rendering by car enthusiast and designer Giovanni Huang.

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Chevy Reveals Two More Corvette Stingray Stripe Colors in Monterey

Earlier this month we found an update to the Corvette Stingray Order Guide detailing the two types of body stripes and the colors they will be available in. At the Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Chevrolet displayed several different Corvette Stingrays including these two with the full body racing stripes in colors that haven’t been seen until now.

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CorvetteBlogger Drives the 2014 Corvette Stingray

by Keith Cornett on August 16, 2013

CorvetteBlogger Drives the 2014 Corvette Stingray

On the morning of August 13th, seven months to the day of its introduction in Detroit, CorvetteBlogger gathered with 20-some other automotive writers at an airport hangar outside Monterey, California to drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray. This was the defining moment. The end all/be all moment of truth. Just how good is the seventh generation Corvette Stingray? Better than you can possibly imagine.

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Report: C7 Corvette Stingray to be Sold in China

by Mitch Talley on August 15, 2013

Report: C7 Corvette Stingray to be Sold in China

Taking a slow boat to China?

How about a fast Stingray to the Orient instead?

We’ve heard all about the high prices some dealers in the U.S. are planning to charge for the new seventh-generation Corvette, but they’re nothing compared to what Chinese sports car enthusiasts will have to pay if they want to drive a new Stingray.

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Dealerships Face Decision to Sell C7 Corvette Stingray at MSRP or More

Those of us who were around for the dog-eat-dog days of the 1978 Corvette Indy Pace Car know first-hand how greedy some dealers can be when a hot car comes their way.

Automotive News is reporting this week that some Chevy dealers are asking as much as $10,000 to $20,000 above sticker price for the soon-to-be-here 2014 Corvette Stingray.

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Bose Introduces Two New Sound Systems for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Get ready to get blasted by the Stingray’s sound system.

Corvette’s long history with Bose stereo systems, which dates back to the 1984 model, continues in extraordinary fashion with the upcoming 2014 Corvette Stingray.

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