Since its inception Corvette has been known for showcasing new and innovative technologies. From the 1953′s fiberglass body to the C3′s fiber optic light monitoring system to the more recent Magnetic Ride Control systems Corvette continues to set the technological pace for GM. The C7 follows suit by using an aluminum frame and more stealthily, a new Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) wire to control the hidden rear hatch vent.
Just days after Ken Lingenfelter of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering said the new C7 may not be capable of producing much more than 700-hp, Hennessey Performance Engineering has announced it plans to offer two very powerful engine performance upgrades for the 2014 Corvette Stingray later this year.
The press continues to be overwhelmingly positive for the seventh-generation Corvette, including a story this week in the Nashville Ledger.
“It looks part Ferrari, part Batmobile. But can this superhero save GM?” the story opens, with a front-page photo showing the menacing looking rear of the C7 beneath a headline, “Can this car save GM?”
Since the 1.1313 reveal, most of the recent sightings of the prototype Corvette Stingrays have been in the Arizona and California but they are also working out in winter climates as well. This Velocity Yellow 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe was spotted on some snow covered back roads in Michigan and it’s the first one we’ve seen wearing a full-body racing stripe.
Are these GM engineers and their pre-production Stingray Corvettes everywhere? Here is a black 2014 Corvette Stingray that was spotted in the San Diego area this weekend by some Camaro enthusiasts and their pics were are posted on Corvette7.com. The Camaro guys say they blocked the exits of a parking lot so they could talk with the driver who is none other than Jim Mero.
We’ve only been able to see a few colors of actual C7 Corvettes in the flesh, including the Laguna Blue Stingray that holds the dubious distinction of apparently becoming the first crash victim a few days ago.
For fans of the seventh-generation Corvette who are counting down the months until they can actually go to their dealer and pick up their pride and joy (hopefully in the third quarter of this year), Chevrolet has unveiled a color configurator just for you.
In the latest installment of the 2014 Corvette Stingray preview videos from Chevrolet, the focus is on the engineering and specifically the aluminum frame that is now produced in the new body shop at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe is on display now at the Chicago Auto Show, but the crowds and the partition they have around the turntable make it hard to get up close and personal with the new sports car. Lucky for us, 360revo.com is here to help and they’ve teamed with the Chicago Auto Show to bring you a 360 degree look at the new Stingray both inside and out.
Check out this great rendering of the 2014 Corvette Stingray from our friends at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. Bondurant orders their Corvettes by the truckload and they are telling us the new C7 Corvette Stingray will be available for students to drive at their Chandler, AZ facility sometime this fall.
Exactly one month after the C7 was revealed in Detroit, the 2014 Corvette Stingray made its debut in Canada last night on the eve of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. The reveal was an exclusive event held at The Fermenting Cellar in Toronto’s Distillery District with a group of media and enthusiasts in attendance.