The very first batch of retail-ready 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingrays is now on its way to dealerships, with the vehicles expected to become available for purchase in the next few weeks, according to Chevrolet. It marks the start of the seventh generation of America’s homegrown supercar, which has been built at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly, in Kentucky, for more than three decades.
“It’s an amazing sight to see the transporters filled with Stingrays heading to customers in all corners of the country,” said Dave Tatman, plant manager at the facility. “The pride at Bowling Green is overwhelming and it shows in the tremendous quality and attention to detail going into each one of these new Corvettes.”
Of course, along with that quality and attention to detail, there’s also plenty of high-performance hardware going into each of the new Stingrays, including a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that delivers 455 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque right out of the box. As a result, the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray is the most capable standard Corvette ever built by the brand, with the ability to run from 0-60 mph in a mere 3.8 seconds (with the available Z51 performance exhaust system that bumps power by 5 horses and 5 lb.-ft. of torque). Yet it’s also the most fuel-efficient Corvette ever, and, in fact, the most fuel-efficient sports car on the market today: The 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray is projected to achieve 17 mpg city and 29 mpg highway, and no other car can top both 455 horsepower and 29 mpg at the same time.
The 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray Coupe is priced from $51,995, including destination charges; the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray Convertible, with a price of $56,995, also including destination, will go into production by the end of the year.
Written by Charles Krome.
Photo courtesy of Chevrolet.