Remember the character Harvey Dent in the 2008 movie The Dark Knight? He’s the guy who had half of his face was mangled after The Joker blew up the building in which Dent was being held captive. From one side his injuries were not noticeable, but the other side of his face told a different story. This damaged 2014 Corvette Stingray reminded us of The Dark Knight when we stumbled across it on eBay. The passenger side looks fine, but the driver’s side shows some battle scars.
Here is another featured race from the StreetCarDrags.com event at Palm Beach International Raceway this past weekend. We’ve got a 2013 Tesla Model S P85 running heads up against the brand new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z51 with the 6 speed automatic transmission.
While the cars are pretty even for the first 1/8 mile with both trapping 90 MPH, the Corvette starts to pull away on the back half of the track, it all comes down to the launch and reaction time to determine who wins.
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Those Corvette enthusiasts who are thinking of holding out for a 2015 Stingray to get the new eight-speed automatic transmission might want to rethink that position.
The new transmission may be available at first only in the 2015 Corvette Z06, according to chief engineer Tadge Juechter.
Last year Edmunds.com bought a 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe to use as a long-term test vehicle and we’ve been following some of the car’s tests on their twitter feed. Recently, Edmunds staff drove the Corvette to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show and on the way encountered a huge snow storm in the Colorado mountains.
Time for another SAVE THE STINGRAY’s post.
No, I don’t think this will buff out.
Here is the video from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday when the Corvette Stingray was named the 2014 North American Car of the Year. CorvetteBlogger spoke to members of the Corvette Team following the awards ceremony for their reactions.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray continues to leave the competition in its rearview mirror, even in Canada.
After exhaustive testing by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, the Stingray emerged as the “Best new Sports / Performance” car in the annual Canadian Car of the Year awards – leading the runner-up by some eight points.
Silverado named North American Truck of the Year
For the first time since 2007, General Motors has won both the car and truck of the year awards at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
It was a clean sweep for Chevrolet as the new Stingray was named Car of the Year while the new Silverado was chosen Truck of the Year.