BBC – Autos – New Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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A few years ago, Chevrolet s advertising agency created a billboard for Detroit ’ s Woodward Dream Cruise. a gorgeous red 1963 Corvette Ray split-window coupe with the “ They don ’ t songs about Volvos.

hopes to recapture the mystique of legendary Corvette with the C7, the 7th of the car, which will the name, albeit tightened up to that originated with the

On 13 January, the eve of the Detroit auto Chevy introduced the 2014 Stingray away from the Center, at an offsite event as choreographed as the car’s teaser And though initial reactions to its have been mixed, is beauty in the go-fast details.

To begin, with an estimated 450 an increase of 20 horsepower over the model the new car is nevertheless said to be fuel-frugal, with predicted EPA mileage in excess of 26 mpg.

For the file, the C7 brings a novel a 7-speed Tremec manual Yes, the shift pattern may a Pac-Man maze, but when the finds a gear, it may induce of grandeur, thanks to Active Rev an electronic flattery system blips the throttle on downshifts to a driver look, or at least like Formula 1 champion Vettel at the Singapore Grand Or you can choose a 6-speed automatic

Look for acceleration from to 60 mph in under four seconds, acceleration of more than 1g and an 80% reduction in aerodynamic lift at Underneath, an aluminium frame to the one seen on the outgoing Z06 and ZR1 high-performance is 57% stiffer than the old car’s frame and weighs 99 pounds

Carbon fibre in the hood, and underbody panels, along lighter-density sheet-molded compound SMC is for “plastic” trims 37 pounds in weight.

The new car also uses wheels and tires than the model for reduced drag, resistance and weight. Despite mass reduction, no curb is yet available. Monte Doran, the spokesman, will not even that the new car weighed less the old model. It is, however, about inches longer and an inch and wider than the 2013

Chevy assures us that the power-to-weight ratio is superior to of a 911 Carrera or Audi R8.

Chevy also adds the 2014 Corvette will be in “in the third quarter”, at a to be announced closer to its sale Surely the convertible and high-performance will follow shortly

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