23 Sep New 2014 Stingray
There are many classic sports cars that today’s drivers are very passionate about. One of them, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, was first produced by Chevrolet on a large scale in the early 1960s. Much to the delight of car enthusiasts everywhere, Chevrolet has brought back this American icon for the 2014 model year. The new 2014 Stingray has been a rousing success, winning Automobile’s 2014 Automobile of the Year award, Road & Track’s 2013 Performance Car of the Year award, and the 2014 North American Car of the Year award. To understand why the new 2014 Stingray has been so universally lauded, you must understand the unique features of this sophisticated sports car.
Under The Hood
The new 2014 Stingray comes well-equipped in the power department. Its 6.2L small-block V8 engine gets an impressive 455 HP @ 6000 RPM and goes from 0 to 60 MPH in less than four seconds. Even better, the new Stingray’s engine uses Chevrolet’s Active Fuel Management system to help reduce the price that drivers pay at the pump. The 2014 Chevrolet Stingray gets 17 city MPG, 29 highway MPG, and 21 combined MPG.
One of the unique elements of the new 2014 Stingray is its composition. The new Stingray is made of cast aluminum instead of steel, making it a much lighter vehicle than previous Corvette models. The new Stingray also features carbon-fiber and carbon-nano-composite structures which serve to further reduce the weight of the car and help it keep its sporty zip. Motor Trend reported that the use of these lighter materials in the new Stingray resulted in a 99 pound reduction in weight and a 57% increase in the stiffness of its body.
While the interior options included on the 2014 Chevrolet Stingray will vary depending on which trim you choose, all models still have an impressive array of features. All trims include a Bose premium audio system with either nine or ten speakers as well as Chevrolet’s MyLink system. The 2014 Stingray also features GT bucket seats to give both the driver and passenger a comfortable ride.
For many years, the Corvette has been one of the most popular sports cars in the entire world. The new 2014 Stingray is a car that blends the cutting-edge design that set apart the original Stingray with the sophistication and performance that car enthusiasts have come to expect from a modern sports car. Only time will tell what Chevrolet has in store for future iterations of the Stingray.