Chevrolet’s latest performance car, the Corvette Stingray, will arrive at dealerships across Europe in autumn 2013. In the UK, prices for the Corvette Stingray coupe start from £61,495.
The Corvette Stingray will be fully equipped and tuned to meet the needs of customers in the highly competitive European markets. It will feature the Z51 performance pack as standard, which includes:
- enhanced aero package for optimised high-speed stability
- electronic limited-slip differential
- specific shocks, springs and stabiliser bars
- specific performance gear ratio
- dry-sump oiling system, differential and transmission cooling
- larger front (19×8.5 inch) and rear (20×10 inch) wheels and tyres
- larger front (345 mm) and rear (338 mm) brakes
Furthermore, the Z51 Performance Pack will feature the latest magnetic ride control suspension (optional in the U.S.) that is tuned for European roads, as well as performance traction management and performance exhaust systems.
“Corvette has inspired millions across generations, and the new Stingray is no exception. The advancements in design, technology and engineering have given us a car that will define the decade and far exceed consumers’ expectations,” said Susan Docherty, President and Managing Director, Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe. “While the Corvette Stingray can compete with its rivals in terms of performance, it remains affordable. The Stingray is more than a car, it’s a statement of intent by drivers who want the pure exhilaration that’s tantamount with the name Corvette.”
Hi-res gallery 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Power will be supplied by the all-new 6.2L LT1 V8 engine coupled with a 7-speed manual transmission with active rev matching. The engine provides 460 hp (343 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 630 NM (465 lb-ft) of torque at 4,600 rpm with the performance exhaust system*. The Stingray has achieved the highest standard power ratings ever for the Corvette. It is expected to hit 60 mph in less than four seconds and deliver improved fuel economy.
Additionally, the Corvette Stingray features the new tablet-inspired state-of-the-art Chevrolet MyLink connected radio with two 8-inch display screens (with a screen personalisation option), USB port, SD card and auxiliary input jacks, as well a centre screen that lowers for device storage.
There are also several options available including; Metallic paint (£600), Tintcoat Paint (£1,000), Navigation System (£1,450) and Black Aluminium Wheels (£550).