America's best sports car? How about the world's?
Story: Will Sabel Courtney
Photography: Andrew Link
It’s not every day Chevrolet rolls out a new Corvette. On January 17, 1953, the very first Corvette was revealed at the Detroit Motor Show; almost 60 years later to the day (January 13, 2013), Chevy pulled the wraps off the seventh-generation car: the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
ZR1? Z07? Z06? Bueller?
If you ask us, the C6 Corvette lineup was pretty much the ideal performance spread for America's sports car. Base, Grand Sport, Z06, ZR1; each bump up the 'Vette food chain offered a well-rounded increase in performance and badassitude, along with an appropriate increase in price. So we have no idea why Chevrolet would muck around with that for the C7 generation, but it seems they might.
Hope you can get a bank loan for $65,500.
A couple weeks ago, Chevrolet was nice enough to invite us out to Monterey, California to drive the new 2014 Corvette Stingray. We'll have a full review coming soon, but in the meantime, let's just say we fell in love.
Starting with the name.
There's a new report in Car and Driver
that purports to have the scoop on the next-generation of the Corvette Z06 lineage. Which we always want to hear about. Only problem is, in this case, it's directly contradicting something else we heard. Let's take a look at the two reports, shall we?
Or even a ZR1, depending on how you measure it.
Chevy's been drip-teasing the new 2014 Corvette Stingray for months now, ever since they revealed it on the eve of the Detroit Auto Show back in January. They've shown us the various colors, they've shown us the convertible version, they've shown us the option packages and revealed how much power its new smallblock V8 will make...