The Chevrolet Camaro is one of the most iconic vehicles in the history of mankind. This vehicle was first released in 1966 as the main competitor to the Ford Mustang. True enough, the two cars competed in the muscle car industry and the rivalry still continues to this day. The Chevrolet Camaro was first classified as a pony car but recent revisions to the Camaro changed its classification to a muscle car. In this article, we will talk about the latest generation of this car line, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro.
The Chevrolet Camaro is a famous vehicle because of its outstanding performance during the time of its release. The vehicle was further made famous because it was used as the vehicle that the Transformers character Bumblebee transforms into. The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro is the latest in the long line of Camaros that Chevrolet has produced. This vehicle is distinctly different from the previous iterations of the Camaro because of its redesigned front and rear. Aside from this, there are minor changes to the vehicle, especially to its interior. Performance-wise, nothing much has changed since this Camaro still has the same engine and parts as the 2013 Camaro. One thing to note though is that some people claim that the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro has better performance since its body design is more aerodynamic than the 2013 Camaro.
Features and Specifications
The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro has received a facelift resulting to an upper portion that has vertically compressed front grille and a widened lower portion for better cooling. The circular headlamps were also changed in favour of rectangular ones. The deck lid and diffuser were also improved to have an improved aerodynamic body for the vehicle. Chevrolet now gives an option to attach a functional hood that helps in cooling the engine area of the vehicle. In terms of interior, nothing has changed although Chevrolet now gives the option to add sports seats and a coloured heads up display. Aside from those mentioned above, nothing much has changed with the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro. It still has the powerful 3.6 litre V6 engine that produces 323 horsepower and 278 foot pounds of torque for the base model and the 6.2 litre V8 engine that produces 426 horsepower and 420 foot pounds of torque for the SS model.
The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro received quite a bit of attention when it was first unveiled to the public. Many have expressed their amazement at the vehicle saying that it looks even better than its predecessors. The overpowering presence of the Camaro on roads is made even better thanks to its more streamlined body. The performance of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro was also praised because even the base model had sufficient power to go head to head with some sports cars. The 2014 edition of the Camaro definitely trumped its competition when it was revealed to the public. Even its rival, the Ford Mustang, could not hope to match the level of attention that it gets. All in all, the Camaro is still one of the best and most recognized vehicles in the streets.
When talking about American sports cars, nothing catches the imagination like the muscle car. Names such as the Corvette, Charger, Mustang, and Viper are immortalized by combining massive engines with a suspension ready for running fast at any time. One of the most successful muscle cars is the Chevrolet Camaro. The current-generation Camaro taps into the original Camaro’s design, becoming an instant sensation on the process. Now, on what was shaping up as the ultimate Camaro, the 2014 Z/28 is now available. This review will put this new exciting sports car in the spotlight.
For Camaro fans everywhere, the Z/28 tag means a lot. The tag was first released in 1967 as a race-ready version of the original Camaro. Setting their sights at rivals such as the Ford Mustang, Chevy wanted a Camaro that is faster than any of their rivals right off the box. They were able to do that by combining an easily-tunable small-block engine, disc brakes, 15-inch wheels, heavy-duty suspension, weight reducing modifications, and a purpose-built transmission and clutch. This same car was used for the SCCA Trans-Am competition, where it more than held its own against its rivals.
The Z/28 nameplate temporarily vanished because of tight emissions regulations in 1974, but it resurfaced once again in 1977. The name is used to designate high-performance options for different generations of Camaros. Due to its high performance, it is considered as a favorite in the sports car community. Even better is that most of these cars are affordable, and can give much more expensive rides a run for their money if used and modified the right way. The Z/28 vanished when Camaro production was cancelled in 2002. Now, after more than a decade, the Camaro Z/28 is resurrected once again. And based on first impressions, it is back with a vengeance.
The new Camaro Z/28 made its debut in the 2013 New York Auto Show, where it was received with high praise. Fans and analysts are pleasantly surprised by the emergence of the Z/28, the highlight of the mild mid-cycle facelift of the current generation of the Camaro. One thing that grabbed the attention of people is that this car looks race-ready, very much similar to a car built for homologation purposes. Then again, the original Z/28 was a homologation special, so a return to roots for this sports car seems unsurprising. However, its race-ready stance is more than just skin-deep. This is a car that’s ready to race at any given time.
The first difference people can observe in the 2014 Camaro Z/28 is the distinctive body design. Aiding the race-ready look of this sports car is an assortment of aerodynamic parts designed to provide downforce for high-speed stability. Extensions, diffusers, and spoilers abound in each corner of the Z/28, providing it a more aggressive look. While drag is increased by these aerodynamic parts, the improvement in downforce more than makes up for it. 19-inch wheels, smaller than the usual 20-inchers installed in the SS and ZL1, are chosen because they are lighter, have less rotational inertia, and allows the Z/28 to sit lower to the ground.
Other modifications are made for the 2014 Camaro Z/28 to make it fit the race-ready template. An extensive use of lightweight parts allows this sports car to weigh in at 3800 pounds, which is about 300 pounds less than the Camaro SS. This was done with the elimination of parts such as the rear seat and soundproofing. Lighter parts such as carbon ceramic brakes and a thinner rear window are also installed. To top it off, creature comfort accessories such as air conditioning and radio are only available as optional equipment. To top it off, the tires used for this car, a set of Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires, are as close to being track ready as street legal tires can possibly be.
One of the highlights of this sports car is the engine used for it. The 2014 Camaro Z/28 is fitted with a 427-ci (7.0 liter) big-block V8 engine derived from the Corvette Z06. This marks the first time an engine of such displacement was fitted in a Camaro since the height of the muscle car craze of the 1960s. The Corvette LS7 engine was modified to fit into the Camaro’s engine bay and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox similar to what’s found in the SS. A Torsen limited-slip differential is installed to improve power distribution. To complete the package, carbon-ceramic disc brakes that measure over 15 inches are installed on all 4 sides.
The Camaro Z/28 also comes with a number of suspension updates that help this car attain true sports car cornering capabilities. The front and rear springs used in the Z/28 are reputed to be stiffer by 85 and 65 percent respectively compared to the SS. Also, the suspension bushings are updated to handle the higher cornering forces that this car is capable of generating. But the biggest suspension update is the addition of Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers. The DSSV uses a spool valve to regulate damping. The use of such dampers allow for faster compression-rebound transitions compared to conventional dampers, resulting to sharper handling.
All these modifications make the 2014 Camaro Z/28 the fastest production Camaro ever built. While formal tests are not yet available (meaning statistics such as acceleration, braking, slalom, and g-force), it is easy to see that this Camaro would outperform all of its siblings, including high-performance variants such as the SS and the ZL1. It sets its sights on other track-ready road cars that are being popular as of late. As an indication of its performance potential, the Z/28 was tested to lap around GM’s Millford Road Course 3 seconds faster than the SS.
The 2014 Camaro Z/28 is the closest the new Camaro can get to become a pure sports car. More of a track weapon than a road conqueror, watch out for this car (and its race car version coming soon) on track meets and special events. This car shall only be available in limited numbers; it is forecasted that only 2000-4000 examples of this latest iteration of the Z/28 would be created.
We all know that breaking down on the side of the road is not really something very pleasant; this is why it is vital to know what car to choose in order to avoid this.
If you are curious to find out which are the most solid American cars then you can read the following top which presents you the best 5 American cars when it comes to solid reliability.
1. Ford Mustang GT
This vehicle has obtained amazing scores in recent reliability tests and the Consumer Reports recommend it as being one of the most reliable car in the United States. The Mustang GT has a 5.0 liter V8 engine and this makes it a very efficient vehicle, with an excellent everyday livability and a superior quality. You can obtain all these things for the right price, an affordable one.
2. Tesla Model S
Even if it has some bad publicity lately because of its battery fires, Tesla Model S has managed to achieve the highest possible score on the tests. Another advantage when it comes to this car is that it has earned a 5 star crash test rating from the NHTSA. Even if there are some problems with the batteries, Tesla Model S has proven so far that it is an excellent car to be owned. Not to mention the fact that it is almost impossible to get stuck on the side of the road unless your engine runs out of juice.
3. Chrysler 300
When it comes to the best large sedan on the American market nowadays then Chrysler 300 is definitely the winner. It is a big car and it has rear-wheel-drive which makes it even more impressive. It has a bold aspect and a luxurious interior. You can opt for all wheel drive and the power comes from a powerful 3.6 liter V6. The car’s base price is somewhere around $30.000. It is definitely cheaper than any equivalent European car.
4. Chevrolet Suburban
This car is definitely a big one and no matter if you need that much space or not, you should know that extra space on tap is not really useless. The long running Suburban has always been a loved model and people used to buy it. Nowadays people are searching for fuel efficient crossovers instead of big and hard to maintain ones. If you are interested in a large SUV that is able to climb rocks then you should really know that the Suburban has a proven reliability track record.
5. Buick Verano
People are used to receive luxury from large cars, but this is not mandatory anymore thanks to Buick Verano which is solid proof. The car is definitely a powerful and luxurious one, not to mention the fact that it has a very stylish aspect. If you want to buy an entry level luxury car then this is definitely the best choice. The car has scored well above average when it comes to reliability ever since it first appeared in 2011.
Some of the most impressive and amazing supercars in the world were produced in America.
Even if Europe is the top tier of exotic supercars this does not mean that American cars cannot be included in this category. Here you can find some pretty incredible cars that were built in the United States and that are going to blow your mind.
1. Chevrolet Corvette
This vehicle has jumped from the sport cars category into the amazing supercars one and it has made a very good impression. It is able to produce 638 horsepower thanks to its 6.2 liter supercharged V8. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.4 seconds. Not to mention it costs somewhere around $100+k. Recently, a new Corvette impressed us, it is the Stingray which is definitely even more spectacular. In its base form it can produce 450 horsepower, it has a whole new LT1 V8 and it can go from 0 to 60 mph in only 4 seconds.
2. Dodge Viper
In 1992 Chrysler launched the first Dodge Viper and it had an amazing V10 engine that was the first on the market. Initially it was able to produce 400 horsepower, but in time it has evolved, and now it is able to produce 600 horsepower. The new SRT is definitely a supercar and its price confirms its value: almost a hundred grand. It can go from 0 to 60 in 3.3 seconds and it has a top speed of 200 mph.
3. Ford Mustang
This car first appeared in 1960 when Ford wanted to defeat Ferrari at Le Mans. In 2005 was launched Ford GT as a tribute from the GT40. The car had a 5.4 liter supercharged V8 engine and it is able to produce 550 horsepower. Not to mention the fact that it can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. At the beginning it cost $140k but nowadays it price has increased a lot.
4. Venom GT
It appeared in 2010 and it is based on a Lotus Exige. It was modified in order to incorporate a super engine, a twin turbo 7.0 liter V8 that is able to produce 1200 horsepower. Its power is handled by a six speed.
The final position goes to SSC that is currently developing the Tuatara. It is an exotic vehicle that is able to produce 1300 horsepower. It is definitely an impressive car and its aspect is modern and impressive.
If you want an amazing truck or a two door sport car then you should check LA and Tokyo because lately, here were produced the best cars.
Last week in Los Angeles and Tokyo there were two spectacular auto shows, where a lot of concept and production cars were revealed. Some of them were even more impressive and we used them in order to create our top 5 of the most interesting production cars. We took into consideration their design, features and overall unique factor.
1. Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet crated a midsize pickup truck which looks amazing from every angle and it is also extremely well equipped. You can configure it according to your needs and preferences and you will enjoy the truck of your dreams. Apparently Chevrolet plans on creating an off road version which is going to have a six speed manual.
2. Porsche Macan
This is definitely a very expected car and it looks almost like Cayenne, only the size differs, Macan being smaller. It is an excellent car because it has an affordable price and it offers solid performance. It also has some off road capabilities that Porsche is very proud about.
3. Nissan GT-R Nismo
Nissan created a very powerful car. It has more than 591 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque due to its 3.8 liter twin turbo V6. We have to say that it sounds extremely impressive and we cannot wait to drive such a monster on the roads very soon.
4. Jaguar F-Type Coupe
This is an improved version of its predecessor, an amazing roadster. One thing is for sure, the new model looks even better and it can impress even the most demanding drivers. Jaguar usually produces elegant cars and they did not disappoint us this time either. The engine is as powerful as its roadster counterpart and we have to admit that we find this car as being perfect.
5. Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition
Unfortunately Mercedes plans on dropping the SLS AMG GT coupe after this year. When it comes to this final edition we have to announce that only 350 units will be made and it is simply amazing when you analyze its design. It is made of carbon fiber, it has impressive new vent design and unique allow wheels. The engine is a 6.2 liter one and it can produce 583 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible has been revealed to the world at the Geneva Motor Show. A couple of pictures showing the sporty cabrio have surfaced onto the internet a few days ago and now, Chevrolet is showing the C7 convertible with. The fully electronic soft-top can be opened or closed at speeds of up to 50 km/h (30 mph). It can also be done by using the key fob.
Notably, there were no structural reinforcements necessary, so the convertible is basically the same as the coupe. Furthermore, it has almost the same power-to-weight ratio so the 6.2-liter V8 engine, that outputs no less than 450 HP – 335 kW and 609 Nm (450 lb-ft) of torque, is more than able to accelerate the Stingray from 0 to 100Km/h (62 mph) in about 4 seconds.
Both the coupe and cabrio versions of the Stingray are expected to go on sale globally towards the end of 2013.
If you think about the future, if you are passionate about cars and among others you are a passionate collector full of money maybe you should take into account current cars with a good chance of reaching the collector cars status. Time passes quickly as we all know. It is never too late to think of the future. I’ve sparked your interest? Throw your eyes on this top and maybe you will find something to your taste.
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible
Not ranked first, it is true. But look at it a bit and hear the engine purr and roar. Aspect of modern punk, delicious aggressive lines, lot of history hidden behind the name and above all an american car, which revived from the ashes the name Camaro. It is the most powerful convertible produced by Chevrolet. At a price of just under $60k, you will receive a huge 6.2-liter 580 horsepower supercharged V8 drop-top ZL1 engine and an american legend. This car has real chances to become a true classic. If the standard version was the explosion the convertible version is the shock wave.
Porsche Cayman S
Better known as the younger brother of 911. The 2013 model evolved to being more efficient and lighter than all previous models. For $63,800 you get luxury, performance and elegance. Engine? 3.4-liter 325-hp flat-six engine paired with 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. A wolf disguised as a lamb right? The chances to become a true classic are high, with history confirming the potential of these cars to achieve fabulous amounts of money and special places in collectors garages.
Perhaps the only car from the top that combines space and performance so good. Large enough that you can still take friends with you, fast enough that you can take it to the track with your kids. Sober yet elegant, still has that special air that lets you know who you are dealing with. Devoid of exaggerated elements the RS5 relies on a more tasteful minimal design. That does not mean that you will be ashamed if you put it to run. A 4.2-liter V8 with 450 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque will engraft a big smile on your face and if you’re brave enough you can disconnect the driving assistance systems for more adrenaline. It may seem boring for a teenager but for an adult it may be the ideal mix of elegance and sportiness.
Corvette Convertible 427
A true classic over the years, a true classic today. Visually has not suffered major changes over time. Recognizable in a glance it was the childhood dream for many of us. Only overshadowed by the new Corvette Stingray’s styling, this car is even now a living classic. With 7.0-liter V8 monster engine, the 505-hp 427 special edition is the last C6. The 2013 model marks the 60 year history of Corvette brand. The amount of $75,925 brings beside the car itself the status of “fastest and most capable Corvette convertible yet”.
640hp, 600lb-ft and 8.4-liter V10 engine. Enough engine to fold every piece of asphalt right? The statement which says “the most torque of any naturally aspirated engine currently produced” seems valid now. $97,395 for a true legend car which in its latest incarnation has received only praise and drolling eyes. Since leaving the factory gates this car has a good chance of becoming a classic.
Now count your money, be ready to banish your wife if you will argue for what you plan to do and..grab one of these.
The inclusion in the charts of classic cars can be an highly subjective challenge. However, I tried to bring together the most representative cars. I do not claim to be approved by everyone but I hope that at least one of these cars will appeal to you. So here’s my version of classic cars. I hope you feel as good reading as I felt when I wrote that top.
Chevrolet Corvette, 1966 to 1982
Initially designed to be the poor’s sports car Corvette was the perfect example of raw power and affordability, in 1953. Since 1966 was at the end of its second generation, driven by a 396-cube big block with 425 horsepower. Style has changed over the years subtly, but power decreased dramatically reaching the humble 200 hp. It was the price paid for unleaded gas, emission controls and catalytic converters. Fortunately horsepower returns to current generations recalling the glory years of this model.
Ford Mustang, 1964 to 1969
The first generation was born at the assembly line in Dearborn, Michigan, on March 9, 1964. He instantly became teenagers and adults dream. Chassis, suspension and drivetrain were borrowed from the more humble Falcon. Mustang won the title of Car of the Year back then. The ’64 model was powered by a beast with inline 6-cylinder and 105 hp. Long list of optional Mustang parts and accessories for each owner so the custom car feeling was there. A year after launch Ford used bigger engines maxing out with a 225 horsepower 289 ci powerplant. Since the 70s Mustang passed from the middle to the midsize class.
Chevrolet Impala, 1958 to 1967
A celebration of tail fins, so were the first. In 1956 took its rightful place at the top of the Chevy line. Engine options ranged from a 234 horsepower six cylinder to a 315 horsepower Super Turbo Thrust. Lots of power and speed for those times. In 1959 Impala became a separate line with its own distinctive marks (maxed out batwing rear fenders). By 1961, the emphasis on performance resulted in a change of style, the tail fins being eliminated. By 1967 Impala began to gain in size, weight and strength again with a pronounced fastback roof design and beefy 385 horsepower V-8.
Chevrolet Camaro, 1968 to 1969
Camaro aka Chevy’s musclecar, introduced as a response to Mustang in 1967. The first generation was also the most desired one. It provoked sighs and desires both among young people and among adults. The Z28 version, included a 6.5-liter, 350 horsepower V-8 big block. Next year, the drivetrain stayed the same but the design became sportier with a lower ground clearance and engine options that included a 7.0-liter, 425 horsepower V-8. The latest model of Camaro recently appeared managed to win the hearts of consumers, being a modern reinterpretation of american muscle car.
Chevrolet Nova, 1963 to 1972
Introduced for the first time in 1962 Nova was the the attempt to enter the budget muscle car market. For an additional chance in 1963 to the package was added the Super Sport aesthetic details. But performance has been felt only in 1964 with a V-8 option. In 1966 Nova Nova has really joined the muscle car group with new styling and a 350 horsepower engine. From 1967 Nova borrowed the L79 engine to Camaro and gave him the role of leader. In ’72, the SS package contained only 200 horsepower and even if Nova continued through 1976, 1972 really was the end of Nova as a high-performance car.
Chevrolet Chevelle, 1966 to 1973
Chevrolet practically dominated segments aligned with Nova, Camaro and Chevelle. From 1966, the 396 horsepower engine was standard in the Chevelle SS line. Distinctive signatures of this model were the simulated scoops. In 1967 the company policy widowed Chevelle of 10 horsepower. This policy dictate that only Corvette was allowed to generate more than one horsepower per 10 pounds of curb weight. The year 1968 brought a visual restyling (longer hood and shorter deck). To complete the picture in 1970 changes were made in motorizations. Thereby a new 454 engine, the LS5, and 360 horsepower appeared.
Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1970 to 1978
It was one of the great successes of the company GM on NASCAR runways for stock cars. Designed by Elliot Estes, general manager, and Dave Holls, chief stylist, Monte Carlo was a blend between Cadillac Eldorado and Chevelle. Motoring was provided at the beginning by a 350ci small-block V-8 rated at 250 horsepower. In 1973 the general restyling brand, brought closer a pillared coupe rather than a hardtop. We refer to frameless door glass, rear opera windows, dual headlights and an egg-crate grille. For 1973, innovations brought the high-caster steering, standard radial-ply tires and Pliacell shocks. In the four years that followed the coupe went through modest styling changes, followed by radical downsizing in 1978 and V6 engines.
Cadillac DeVille, 1955 to 1965
El Dorado on wheels. If other sedans lost the tailfins in the late 1950s DeVille kept them until 1964. Other defining features were Cadillac’s front bumper design, wraparound windshields and artillery shell-shaped like bumper guards.
Chevrolet Pickups, 1950-1971
6-cylinder, 90-horsepower engines. V-8 didn’t appear until the late ’50s. During the 60s, Chevy engineers focused on suspension systems to smooth the ride as much as possible. Great changes have occurred in 1967 when the pickups have made ??the transition from purely utilitarian vehicles into a lifestyle with high-style vehicles.
Mercedes Benz 450, 1975 to 1979
If most manufacturers had a tendency to downsize in the 1970s, Mercedes did exactly the opposite with the 6.9-liter 450 SEL. With the 6.9 engine generating 286 horsepower, the 450 was well known for his performances as sport car. The 1978 model introduced for the first time the anti-lock brake system (ABS). Over 7,000 units were sold throughout his career of four years, most of them being sold in US.
You discovered oil in the backyard? You won the jackpot in lottery? Your career acts like a rocket taking off into the sky? Or maybe you’re just lucky and spoiled and want more? Your wife left you, you start doing baldness or belly? Too much silence around or too much stress? For all this we have the solution below: a top of relatively cheap cars but not too cheap; this keeps them away from common car class, and let us hope that with a little effort, we could afford one. So, let’s see what cars we have for the almost reach and almost poor class.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
6.2-liter V8, 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. Wild, transformed almost completely in a good and mean way (yeah, lack of logic maybe, but who can blame me? That car is breathtaking), and almost in a bad way. Perhaps those who designed the rear, did this under torture or exhausted from too much porn. Otherwise I can not explain how did that ugly exhaust managed to get there.
With this exception, the car is beautiful and almost sexy. Futuristic influences, aggressive and harsh lines and absence of the iconic rounded taillights. These were replaced by a new visual language which began with the Camaro. The interior seems much better finished, and more space-ship like. Overall, a good investment, and a thorn in the European cars back.
Always young we could say. Almost unchanged, always different. Yes, a car that has preserved forms but sometimes changed heart. Today’s heart has, a 2.7-liter boxer and 275 horsepower. Among other goodies we have a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch gearbox, quality finishing, lots of technologies under the hood, refreshed look, and of course that strange but priceless moment, when friends envy you because you drive a Porsche. So if you do not like american cars (yup balls needed for an American sport car), you can try a more civilized European.
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Fast and dumb. As long as you go on straight roads without curves, everything will be fine. No activities that involve steering wheel ok? This is the typical american car. Fast, powerful and dumb. Difficult to control, hard to handle, hard to drive at high speeds and cursed with a back so unstable that sometimes you’ll miss all the fun. 5.8-liter V8, 662 horsepower and 631 lb-ft of torque. Minor design changes, just over $54,000, and some badass attitude. Yup, power, and..power. All seasoned with a bad boy look which is simply brilliant. American skin and german engineering; I would like a mustang like this. Bad and smart. Untill then..I still want a Mustang or Camaro.
One of the best all-wheel-drive systems in the world paired with a 2.0-liter TFSI engine, a six-speed automatic and Audi Magnetic Ride. Know what it meant? One of the best engineering sex. 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, brain ( yes, brain, this car can take corners without slipping immediately), a lowered suspension and a car that can be taken to extremes without throw you in extreme anger. Seen from the outside looks almost harmless, the kind of machine for short and shy students. But behind the wheel, this car can transform into the big bad wolf. I want it, and i hate it for being such a pussy from outside.
Infiniti IPL G
The guys at Nissan wanted a luxury division and they had it. I did not understand what they tried to define. If they wanted ugly and strange cars, at a time they were close to success. Fortunately the appearance of IPL performance division changed things for the better. The very better. So, based oonf the popular G Coupe, now we have the IPL G (I wonder how long it took to find the name). 3.7-liter V6 with 348 horsepower, a six-speed manual or seven-speed slushbox, improved design and bla bla bla. In brief: you have more money, you like costumes, fine fragrances and Wall Street? This car is for you. Aggressiveness mastered with elegance, unusual forms, power and speed, all peppered with mystery. Got it?
Finally, after a series of never ending leaks and teasers, Chevrolet has officially unveiled the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The seventh-generation Corvette doesn’t look too bad at all as the US Carmaker promises to provide the “perfect balance of technology, design and performance.”
The new Stingray packs an evolutionary design with a long ventilated hood made out of carbon fiber, front fender vents, a removable ‘double bubble’ roof and HID headlights with integrated LEDs. Seen from the back, we notice a prominent rear spoiler, a four-tailpipe exhaust system and Camaro-inspired taillights.
The interior of the Corvette boasts a significantly improved design and higher quality materials. Among some of the most important features we have the premium leather upholstery, carbon fiber and aluminum trim as well as dual eight-inch displays which are easily customizable. Customers can also pick between two new seats that feature a lightweight magnesium frame for exceptional comfort and support.
Under the bonnet, the 2014 Corvette Stingray has a new 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine with direct injection, continuously variable valve timing and an 11.5:1 compression ratio. It churns out around 450 HP – 336 kW and 609 Nm – 450 lb-ft of torque which is pretty much enough to send the car screaming from 0 to 100 Km/h in less than 4 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 Km/h ( with an average return 26+ mpg highway (US) )
Notably, the model sits on a new aluminum frame which delivers an optimal 50/50 weight balance for unparalleled handling. It also features “carbon-nano” composite underbody panels as well as composite fenders, doors and rear quarter panels. All of this makes the Stingray as light as possible, and for those who want to all a little twist to the story, Corvette also offers an optional Z51 Performance Package that adds an electronic limited-slip differential, a dry-sump oiling system and an improved differential / transmission cooling system.
There’s no word on the price tag of this beauty but the 2014 Corvette Stingray will hit the dealershops in late 2013