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SmashMouth 01-14-2013 09:21 AM

2014 Corvette
 
Nice....... when are you getting yours?

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The name is legendary. And the car doesn't look half bad, either.
Chevrolet has unveiled the 2014 Corvette Stingray, resurrecting a model designation last used in 1976.
The seventh generation of the front-engine coupe retains the Corvette's familiar two-door hatchback shape, but with an all-new aluminum chassis and and dramatically designed bodywork made of composites and carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Vents in the hood and fenders allow air to pass through the body to reduce aerodynamic lift, while a combination of polygonal taillights and rear quarter windows are a new look for the car. Although not yet available as a convertible, a removable roof panel is standard.

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Under the hood is Chevy's latest 6.2-liter small block V8 featuring direct injection and variable valve timing that make it the most powerful base engine ever offered in a Corvette. With at least 450 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, Chevrolet promises a zero to 60 time of under four seconds.
Cylinder deactivation technology that allows the engine to operate as a V4 under light loads, and a seven-speed manual transmission should also improve fuel economy beyond the current Corvette's 26 mpg highway. The gearbox is fitted with a clever rev-matching feature that automatically blips the throttle during during gear changes for smoother shifts, and a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters will be optional.
Special attention was paid to the interior, long the Corvette's major shortcoming. The new one is trimmed in upgraded materials, including Napa leather, aluminum, and carbon fiber, and is fitted with configurable 8-inch displays in both the instrument cluster and center console. Two different seat designs are on offer, one for comfort and one for the track, both heavily bolstered and constructed on lightweight magnesium frames.
In an effort to make the Corvette an all-purpose sports car, it has a selector with five settings for wet weather, eco, tour, sport, and track that modify throttle response, stability control, steering and a host of other systems to better fit conditions or the driver's needs.

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The Corvette retains its unique transverse composite spring suspension design, and a special Z51 performance package is available with or without GM's renowned Magnetic Ride Control active damper system. The track-focused package also comes with modified aerodynamics, bigger brakes with improved cooling, differential and transmission coolers, an electronic limited slip differential and a dry sump oiling system engineered to keep up with the 1G cornering loads the car is said to be capable of.
Pricing for the new Corvette has not been announced, but it is set to go on sale in the third quarter of 2013.


Read more: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ready to strike | Fox News

Danno 01-14-2013 09:29 AM

Re: 2014 Corvette
 
Its a Celica, Camaro, Charger, Scion, Cadillac and a Hyundai Genesis all rolled into one.

JPPT1974 01-14-2013 07:08 PM

Re: 2014 Corvette
 
Yeah but can't afford it at all! Unfortunately for us!

saintfan 01-14-2013 07:09 PM

Re: 2014 Corvette
 
Meh. Pass.

SmashMouth 01-14-2013 07:21 PM

Re: 2014 Corvette
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by saintfan (Post 472346)
Meh. Pass.

Yeah .. but Zoey..... how will you pick her up, in your Vespa?

saintfan 01-14-2013 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by SmashMouth (Post 472347)
Yeah .. but Zoey..... how will you pick her up, in your Vespa?

Vespa? Bite your tongue. Zooey digs my Kawasaki. :banana:

SloMotion 01-14-2013 08:19 PM

Re: 2014 Corvette
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by saintfan (Post 472346)
Meh. Pass.

It looks like a Mistubishi 300 or 3000, whatever ... just saw one at the grocery store, same color. I'm a little disappointed that this is what GM did with our bailout money, :(.

Crusader 01-15-2013 06:31 AM

Re: 2014 Corvette
 
Not really sold on this edition. The back part looks a little wierd and the design as a whole feels more like a japanese car than an american. I'd much rather by a Camaro or a Charger if I had the cash to spend.

SloMotion 01-15-2013 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Crusader (Post 472422)
Not really sold on this edition. The back part looks a little wierd and the design as a whole feels more like a japanese car than an american. I'd much rather by a Camaro or a Charger if I had the cash to spend.

In most the design/engineering groups I worked at GM there was an area where 'competition vehicles' from the other manufacturers were kept for us to look at. Sometimes we even had days where we'd do nothing but drive them around a test track also, those days were a lot of fun, :mrgreen:. Anyway, I used to see some of the designers in the 'competition' area taking notes, measuring stuff with calipers, et... and basically incorporating that stuff into their own designs.

That's how I think we wound up with this 'Mitsubishi' looking corvette. :( It does have it's merits, I just think they strayed too far from the Corvette tradition.

SmashMouth 01-15-2013 08:06 AM

Re: 2014 Corvette
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SloMotion (Post 472433)
In most the design/engineering groups I worked at GM there was an area where 'competition vehicles' from the other manufacturers were kept for us to look at. Sometimes we even had days where we'd do nothing but drive them around a test track also, those days were a lot of fun, :mrgreen:. Anyway, I used to see some of the designers in the 'competition' area taking notes, measuring stuff with calipers, et... and basically incorporating that stuff into their own designs.

That's how I think we wound up with this 'Mitsubishi' looking corvette. :( It does have it's merits, I just think they strayed too far from the Corvette tradition.

You might have very valid thoughts there. It is a little off the Corvette path. Maybe they should have kept the ovals in the rear. And lose that spoiler. But it has LED lights! :D

btw... I just saw a 90's Camaro with retrofitted LED lights in the front. Kinda weird looking.


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