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Chevrolet Offers Track Preparation Guide for Your 2014 Corvette Stingray

With the new Corvette Stingray Z51, Chevrolet is not only giving you a world-class sports car for the open road, but a car that has been designed and engineered for the track as well.

While conventional wisdom is that manufacturers don’t want you to race your cars, and may even void your warranty if evidence suggests that you were racing your car at a track event, Chevrolet has taken a different approach by providing an official guide for preparing your Corvette Stingray with the Z51 Performance Package for track events.

Last month we spoke with Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles about the Corvette Stingray Track Preparation Guide and he told us that following these guidelines will not only help you get the near out of your Z51 Corvette Stingray, it will also help you keep the warranty intact.

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Chevrolet Raising Prices on the 2014 Corvette Stingray

When Chevrolet initially priced the 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe at $51,000 and the Convertible at $56,000, we were shocked at how much car an owner was getting for the money. Add to the fact that the very popular Z51 performance package added a mere $2800 to the sticker price and we can see how that pricing eventually led to demand outpacing supply.

To help meet the demand, Chevrolet is raising the prices on both the base Corvette Stingray Coupe and Convertible, which will see their prices go up $2,000. The Z51 package increases $1,200 for a total package cost of $4,000.

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[VIDEO] 2013 SEMA: Interview with John Fitzpatrick

by Keith Cornett on November 5, 2013

[VIDEO] 2013 SEMA: Interview with John Fitzpatrick

At the Chevrolet Media Preview for the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas, we had the opportunity to talk with Corvette/Camaro’s Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick. We spoke about the 3 new Stingray Concepts, 2014 Corvette Stingray production and we asked John about the rumors of the one year wait for the Z51 option.

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Official 2014 Corvette Stingray Configurator is Now Online

Nearly eight months since the 2014 Corvette Stingray was unveiled in Detroit, GM has finally got their “Build Your Own” Stingray configurator online. The Configurator allows you to set up the Stingray Coupe or the Stingray Convertible with the options and colors you want and then see the official MSRP for all the options selected.

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For just $2,800 more, about three-fourths of the people lucky enough to be buying a 2014 Corvette Stingray are checking the box for the Z51 package.

And while they’re at it, about half of the folks who choose the Z51 are also going for the Magnetic Ride Control suspension, too. The all-new 7-speed manual transmission, which includes specific close-ratio gearing for more aggressive driving, is likewise an early hit.

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[VIDEO] Motor Trend Tests the 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51

Yesterday we shared the instrumented testing data of the 2014 Corvette Stingray from Edmunds.com and now this morning we can also share Motor Trend’s test of the C7.

Motor Trend tested both a Z51 Stingray with a a 7-Speed manual at GM’s proving grounds, but they also had the opportunity to test a Z51 Stingray with an automatic transmission on public roads in Central California. So their review contains both performance estimates from their tests as well as the more subjective review from driving the Stingray on public streets.

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