Texas-based tuner Hennessey Performance has been busy tweeking the new C7 Corvette Stingray over the last year with various packages designed to increase performance of the new sports car. Now that the 2015 model is out, Hennessey recently showed off the performance characteristics of its supercharged HPE700 package on a Corvette Stingray equipped with the new potent 8-speed automatic transmission.
General Motors reported their December 2014 vehicle sales this morning and Corvette sales were very strong with the first Corvette Z06s finally included in the count.
GM shows that 3,552 Corvettes were sold last month, an increase of 18.2% over the 3,005 sales in December 2013. For the calendar year (Jan-Dec), sales of the Corvette totaled 34,839 which was a 101.5% increase over 2013′s calendar year sales of 17,291 Corvettes.
The new Corvette Stingray has captured a lot of awards since Chevrolet introduced it in 2013.
But here comes a first. The 2015 Stingray has just captured an award that no other Corvette – well, no other car ever, for that matter – has won because it’s the first time Business Insider has named a Car of the Year.
As if the exotic styling, powerhouse performance, and impressive interior weren’t enough to convince you to buy a new Corvette Stingray, here’s another more practical reason.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe 1LT Automatic finished No. 1 for retaining the most value among all-new or heavily revised 2014 Model Year mainstream vehicles.
That’s the word from NADA Used Car Guide analysts in their final vehicle retention value report for 2014.
And it wasn’t even close.
Last week we shared the impromptu gathering of three new Corvette Z06s and two C7 Stingrays as their owners met for breakfast. Here’s what 2,870 horsepower sounds like!
On a cold morning, the first of winter 2014-15, about a dozen of us met up in Ramsey, NJ for breakfast, including three brand new 2015 Corvette Z06s and two C7 Stingrays! Watch and listen to 2,880 C7 horsepower together!
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This year was pretty remarkable for us here at CorvetteBlogger. Not only do we get to talk and write everyday about America’s favorite sports car – the Chevrolet Corvette – but occasionally we get to drive the new Corvettes on a race track as well!
After having the unique opportunity to drive a 2015 Corvette Stingray on GM’s Milford Road Course earlier in the year, I realized my skill level at driving the Corvette fast on the track was not something I was real comfortable with, so I took up an offer to attend a two-day Level 1 driving course at the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada.
We received an email from a longtime reader who shared these photos of an informal gathering of Corvette owners. Five are driving the new C7 Corvette – three Z06s and two Stingrays. When adding up their combined horsepower it comes to 2,870!
Here’s the letter we received from Tony:
If you live in Costa Mesa, California, your sports car is a little safer tonight.
The valet who took a joyride inside a parking garage that was recorded via a Corvette Stingray’s Performance Data Recorder with Valet Mode is now out of a job.
That news comes from ABC7′s WJLA who interviewed the Corvette’s owner Dan Cowles after his recording of the valet acting badly went viral.