There’s nothing like an American muscle car; rumbling engine, brash design, raw tyre shredding power, yes the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe C7 has it all.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe C7
For me the Corvette Stingray is one of those ultimate icons of America’s automotive history. It was first introduced in 1953 by Chevrolet as a concept car and has since been produced in seven generations, the latest of course being the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe C7 pictured above.
Over the years the shape and style of the Corvette Stingray has changed somewhat but it has always retained its aggressive sense of style, turning heads wherever it goes. No matter what generation you look at your first thought is “this car looks dangerous…I like that.”
The new 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe C7 is certainly no exception. Flared guards, streamlined design, bulging hood, there’s no doubt this beast is built for speed. The 6.2L V8 engine delivers a maximum of 480hp and propels you from 0 – 60mph in a breakneck 3.8 seconds.
What really grabs my attention though is the Stingray’s sculpted design. I’m sure some people would argue it’s too boxy at the back, which to a degree I can sort of appreciate as earlier models were definitely curvier, but personally I like this look. It reminds me of the Camaro, another classic American muscle car (also made by Chevrolet) and hearkens back to the tyre-shredding ‘70s and ‘80’s.
The front end however is all about aerodynamics and air flow. According to Chevrolet the functional exterior vents of 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe C7 create a totally new breathing experience to reduce lift and minimize drag.
This advanced ventilation systems help air flow from front to back, cooling critical components of the powertrain, controlling temperatures and improving vehicle handling. I’m no engineer so I can’t say anything definitive about that claim either way but what I can say is that it looks seriously mean.
The interior meanwhile appears surprisingly luxurious, with hand-stretched Nappa leather (or sueded microbfiber depending on your selection) covering just about every available surface, cocooning you from the raw power of the engine. It’s a beautiful – if somewhat unexpected contrast – making the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe C7 all the more desirable in my opinion.
Pricing in the US starts from around US$53,000 for the baseline model and you can check out the official Chevrolet Corvette website for more information.
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