Vehicle Details: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Awards and Recognition


All-new for 2014, the Corvette Stingray is the ultimate in Chevrolet performance

There isn’t an Italian, German, or Japanese-bred supercar that measures up to the bang-for-the-buck performance value offered by the Chevrolet Corvette. The completely redesigned 2014 Corvette Stingray, available here at Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio, delivers a combination of powerful styling, outstanding handling capabilities, under-the-hood muscle, and even fuel economy, that simply can’t be matched by the competition.

Performance
 
The 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray coupe (MSRP starting at $53,000), and convertible models are all-new, front to back, including all of the bits that make the car run fast and tackle corners with precision. At the heart of it all is an aluminum 6.2-liter LT1 V8 with direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management, which allows it to operate on four cylinders under light loads. Standard output measures 455 hp and 460 lb/ft of torque, or opt for the available performance exhaust system and those figures climb to 460 and 465, respectively.
20140331_092623According to the EPA, the Stingray will hit 29 mpg on the highway when equipped with the new seven-speed manual transmission featuring Active Rev Match technology (which blips the throttle on downshifts), or 28 mpg with the six-speed paddle-shift automatic. The Stingray also features an aluminum frame, carbon fiber body panels, and a Driver Mode Selector with “Weather,” “Eco,” “Tour,” “Sport” and “Track” settings.
Stingray fitted with the available Z51 Performance Package include a dry-sump oil system (as opposed to the standard wet sump system), larger alloy wheels and brake rotors, an electronic limited-slip differential, added drivetrain cooling, aerodynamic enhancements to increase downforce, and a specially tuned suspension. Collectively, these upgrades allow the 2014 Corvette Stingray to reach 1.03g’s on the skid pad, come to a complete stop from 60 mph in just 107 feet, and accelerate to 60 mph in a blistering 3.8 seconds.
 

Accolades

To say that the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been well-received would be a rather large understatement, to say the least. Thanks to its aggressive looks and proven performance, the new Stingray was chosen as “2014 North American Car of the Year” (by a panel of U.S. and Canadian automotive journalists), “2014 Automobile of the Year” (by Automobile Magazine), and “Performance Car of the Year” (by Road & Track magazine).

The praise doesn’t end there, either. After a thorough round of testing, Edmunds.com editors said, “The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is outlandishly quick and capable of generating such fierce acceleration that you’ll be forgiven if you erroneously think that Chevy secretly strapped a rocket motor underneath the car. The V8, especially with the optional dual-mode exhaust, sounds so glorious under full throttle that you’ll want to uncork at every tunnel or highway underpass opportunity.”

Those sentiments were echoed by the staff at Autoblog.com: “With its supercar rubber, the Z51’s grip is wall-to-wall and its thrust absolute. Chevy’s all-new-for-2014 small block architecture benefits from direct injection and variable valve timing, as well as Active Fuel Management (GM-speak for cylinder deactivation). This free-revving powerplant will spin to 6,600 rpm, and on the way it will match the outgoing Corvette Z06’s 7.0-liter LS7 engine pound-foot for pound-foot between 1,000 and 4,000 rpm. There will be no lollygagging. Likewise, steering is appreciably slop-free, as well as accurate and communicative, loading up nicely in corners. Transient response is excellent and throttle-steer is but a toe-tickle away. The brakes are linear and easily modulated, delivering consistent, drama-free performance, even after being heated up doing sorties around the winding and often indifferently surfaced roads surrounding Hell, Michigan.”

To learn more about the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, including details about trim levels and available features, and to schedule a test drive, stop in today. http://goo.gl/ZUUsMi

 

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