Chevy Unveils C7 Corvette Stingray

Chevy Unveils C7 Corvette Stingray
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It’s been a long time coming, but as the doors open at the Detroit Auto Show, Chevrolet has taken the wraps off the all-new Corvette Stingray. Enthusiasts have been waiting for it for a long time now, but at long last Chevrolet has taken the wraps off its new seventh-generation Corvette.

Called the Stingray, the latest Vette bears a new design meant to embody the spirit of the all-American sportscar. Of course, as with any performance vehicle, the engine is central to the new Corvette, packing an all-new 6.2-liter LT1 V8 with direct injection, continuously-variable valve timing and active fuel management to deliver 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque.

Chevy Unveils C7 Corvette Stingray
All of that muscle is sent to the rear wheels through either a seven-speed manual (the first to do so since the latest Porsche 911) or an optional six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. Exact performance figures haven’t been released yet, but Chevy promises a 0-60 time of less than four seconds and cornering grip exceeding 1g.

In short, the new Corvette Stingray is claimed to be faster than the outgoing, track-focused Z06. The most hard-core Vette buyers will want to specify the Z51 Performance Package, which adds a dry sump oil system, an electronic limited-slip differential, Magnetic Ride Control and revised aero.

Chevy Unveils C7 Corvette Stingray
In a nod towards environmental responsibility, the new Corvette also promises to be the most fuel-efficient in the model line’s history. All those advancements are packed into an aluminum frame that’s 99 lbs lighter than the outgoing C6 and 57 percent stiffer, with ideal 50/50 weight distribution front to rear.

Although most of the body is still made, as per Corvette tradition, out of fiberglass, the hood, roof and door panels are made of lighter carbon fiber. Those panels create an instantly-recognizable Corvette shape, with a long hood and short rear deck, but some might find the design a bit too fussy compared to the cleaner lines of Vettes past.

Tom Cooper | Elite.

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