2014 The Next Generation Corvette Stingray
Return of the Stingray: The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette
DETROIT -- Chevrolet is redefining modern performance with today's debut of the all-new Corvette Stingray. And only a Corvette with the perfect balance of technology, design and performance can wear the iconic Stingray designation.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). It is also the most capable standard model ever, able to accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1g in cornering grip. It is expected to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, exceeding the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the current model.
"Like the '63 Sting Ray, the best Corvettes embodied performance leadership, delivering cutting-edge technologies, breathtaking design and awe-inspiring driving experiences," said General Motors North America President Mark Reuss. "The all-new Corvette goes farther than ever, thanks to today's advancements in design, technology and engineering."
The all-new Corvette Stingray shares only two parts with the previous generation Corvette. It incorporates an all-new frame structure and chassis, a new powertrain and supporting technologies, as well as completely new exterior and interior designs. Highlights include:
An interior that includes real carbon fiber, aluminum and hand-wrapped leather materials, two new seat choices -- each featuring a lightweight magnesium frame for exceptional support -- and dual eight-inch configurable driver/infotainment screens
Advanced driver technologies, including a five-position Drive Mode Selector that tailors 12 vehicle attributes to the fit the driver's environment and a new seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching that anticipates gear selections and matches engine speed for perfect shifts every time
An all-new 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine combines advanced technologies, including direct injection, Active Fuel Management, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system that delivers more power while using less fuel
Lightweight materials, including a carbon fiber hood and removable roof panel; composite fenders, doors and rear quarter panels; carbon-nano composite underbody panels and a new aluminum frame help shift weight rearward for an optimal 50/50 weight balance that supports a world-class power-to-weight ratio
A sculptured exterior features advanced high-intensity discharge and light-emitting diode lighting and racing-proven aerodynamics that balance low drag for efficiency and performance elements for improved stability and track capability
Track-capable Z51 Performance Package including: an electronic limited-slip differential, dry-sump oiling system, integral brake, differential and transmission cooling, as well as a unique aero package that further improves high-speed stability.
"Stingray is one of the hallowed names in automotive history," said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. "We knew we couldn't use the Stingray name unless the new car truly lived up to the legacy. The result is a new Corvette Stingray that breaks from tradition, while remaining instantly recognizable as a Corvette the world over."
The new Corvette Stingray will be built at GM's Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant, which underwent a $131-million upgrade, including approximately $52 million for a new body shop to manufacture the aluminum frame in-house for the first time.
"We believe the Corvette represents the future of modern performance cars because it delivers more power, more driving excitement and better fuel efficiency," said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. "The result is better performance by every measure. The 2014 Corvette delivers the fastest acceleration, the most cornering grip, the most track capability, the best braking performance and what we expect to be the best fuel economy ever for a standard Corvette."
The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale in the third quarter of 2013.
2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
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Power heated mirrors
Remote power door locks
Interior air filtration
Clock - In-radio display
External temperature display
Power windows with 2 one-touch
Audio controls on steering wheel
Speed-proportional power steering
Multi-function remote - Trunk/hatch/door
Center Console - Full with covered storage
Air conditioning with dual zone climate control
Auto-dimming mirrors - Electrochromatic, driver only
Satellite communications - OnStar Directions & Connections
4-wheel ABS brakes
Daytime running lights
Dusk sensing headlights
Front fog/driving lights
Traction control - ABS and driveline
6.2 liter V8 engine
Tire pressure monitoring system
Keyless Ignition - Doors and ignition
Limited slip differential - Mechanical
Front seat type - Sport
Rear spoiler - Lip
Intermittent window wipers
MuscleCar Tuner Showdown: HPE650/SuperSnake/SpeedfactorySRT8
We've compared nearly every combination of modern American muscle cars on the market. Now it's time for the ultimate showdown - Hennessey's Camaro HPE650 vs Shelby's GT500 Super Snake vs Speedfactory's Challenger SRT8. We head to the Dyno, the test track and the racetrack to determine which of these tuned pony cars reigns supreme.
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1930 Ford 5 Window Coupe Street Rod Classic Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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Hot rods are all about components and pedigree. Take a good, long look at this all steel 1930 Ford 5 window coupe and you'll see a pro-built rod with a ton of high-end parts and custom fabrication. It is most definitely one of the most beautifully finished rods we've ever featured. And with a 350 Chevy small block under the hood, performance is stunning, with acceleration that will pull your hair out by the roots.
This 1930 was built from a genuine all-steel Model A, in 2002 by a gentleman in Ohio. He owned the car for six years before selling it to its second owner, who also lived in Ohio. Vanguard Motor Sales purchased the car from its second owner, and we can't wait to make you the third owner of this stunning work of automotive art.
This all steel body is finished in a beautiful shade of peach/orange paint by PPG (Deltron 2000 DBC/DBI). The cream colored custom pinstriping is a nice touch, and very well done. The fit and finish on this '30 is beautiful. Everything from the door latches to the pop-out window, the fenders to the running boards and all of the lips, it is just stunning. The top is un-chopped, so there is a ton of headroom inside. The grille is from a 1932, and the rear bumper is off a 1948 Chevy. Special features include a third brake light in the license plate holder for safety, custom gas tank to allow trunk room, wind wings, dual mirrors and a custom made vent built into the old gas cap (I have never seen this done, what a great idea)! The end result is most certainly show-winning in every way.
The small block 350 Chevy V8 motor runs and drives awesome. The list of quality components in the power plant is Exhaustive, including Summit aluminum heads, block hugger jet-coated headers, a Weber carb, HEI distributor, polished Edelbrock intake and boots on the spark plug wires to keep the heat out. The motor compartment in this street rod is near blinding thanks to the super higly polished valve covers, chrome alternator, polished air cleaner, chrome fuel pump, chrome timing chain cover and aluminum pulleys on the chrome water pump. Check out the custom billet filler panels, which were milled by the builder, they have been fluted to match the contours of the compartment and painted to match the body. The paint job on the firewall is just as nice as the top of the fenders. Under the hood you will see the built in hood props and suicide custom hood latches. No expense was spared under the hood!
The undercarriage has been completed to "show" condition. The Brookville Roadster Chassis was professionally built and a beefy Ford 8" open rear end with 3:55 gears puts the power to the ground. Check out that cast aluminum cover on that rear end. The details underneath this car are incredible. The polished aluminum Exhaust system is hung with custom Billet hangers, the stainless Exhaust tips and has chrome Glass Pack mufflers. Out back you will find drum brakes, coil over shocks, a chrome 4-link system and a chrome Panard bar. The tig welding on the rear end brackets and frame is professionally done. In the middle of the undercarriage you will see the custom drive shaft, parking brake cable, proportioning valve for the back brakes and the Corvette master cylinder for the power brakes. The 700R4 overdrive trans has a chrome pan, there is a chrome cover on the torque converter and the oil pan is chrome as well. Take a look at that front end. The list of chrome components is a mile long, including the harmonic balancer, front axle, springs, shocks, hair-pins, and bumperettes. The steering gear is polished stainless steel, as are the braded lines for the front disc brakes. Polished aluminum American Racing wheels and Daytona SR tires (2/35/70/16 rear and 1/95/60/15 fronts) sit at all four corners. No expense was spared when this Ford was built.
Documentation includes photos of the build, and a binder with every receipt and a log of everything that has been done to the car in the last ten years.
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2014 BMW Concept Car Released & Unveiled
This is unmatched by anything out there. The concepts windshield acts as a screen for a three-dimensional heads-up display. Passengers also get their own display with nav and music info, which can then be sent to the driver's attention with the press of a button. The german automaker is also showcasing a host of new technologies that may end up in future production BMWs, including connectivity with your smart phone, a concierge service and automated self-parking
TKO Auto Accessories 2010 Wide Body Camaro SS
Tko auto accessories (tkoauto.net) This is 2010 Camaro SS forgiato wide body kits, 24x11 24x15 Forgiato wheels, 295/25/24, 405/25/24 Pirelli tires, Dj grille w/ custom paint, carbon fiber top, 3 x 10 in JL audio W3 sub, two JL audio amp....
2013 Mercedes Concept Style Coupe - Studio
MERCEDES CONCEPT STYLE COUPÉ: THE STYLE REBEL
Official world premiere at Auto China in Beijing
Stuttgart/Beijing. The heartbeat of a new generation grows stronger all the time: with its Concept Style Coupé, appearing at this year's Auto China (23 April to 2 May 2012), Mercedes-Benz will be making a convincing statement in favour of avantgarde design among sporty executive coupés.
The four-door coupé is a rebel when it comes to style: nonconformist, provocative and masculine. Technical highlights include its striking headlamp design featuring innovative indicators, the new four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 211 hp and the all-wheel drive system 4MATIC.
"The Concept Style Coupé is expressive and powerful in its design," said Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. "We are staking our claim very clearly here. This is the model against which sporty vehicles in the executive segment will have to measure themselves in future."
"The almost production-standard Concept Style Coupé sets a new benchmark for avantgarde design in the executive segment," emphasised Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Mercedes-Benz. "Its breathtaking proportions, sinewy fluid surfaces and sculptural lines are the physical expression of our dynamic design idiom."
Following a brief appearance at the Avant/Garde Diaries event in Los Angeles (19 April to 10 May 2012), the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupé (length/width/height: 4637/1891/1398) will be celebrating its official world premiere at Auto China in Beijing (23 April to 2 May 2012).
Provocative and masculine: the exterior
Its breathtakingly sporty proportions and powerfully dynamic design idiom, featuring the interplay between concave and convex surfaces that is so typical for Mercedes, give this four-door coupé its unmistakable look.
One of the most striking features is the way the bonnet with its powerdomes is set right into the front end assembly, as well as its diamond-look grille, which follows through on design cues set by the Concept A-CLASS. The paint finish of the concept vehicle is in Alubeam -- a colour that helps to emphasise the sculptural quality of its lines.
The innovative headlamps of the Concept Style Coupé are reminiscent of the ever wary, almost intimidating eyes of a predatory animal. In standby mode they shine red. Another special feature is the indicators: individual points of light light up in succession, rather like a piano keyboard.
Three prominent lines give structure to the vehicle when viewed from the side: the front structural edge over the wings flows towards the rear end in a characteristic dropping line. Another, more sinewy line spans the shoulder muscle above the rear axle, while the third line extends upward in a sweeping curve from the front wheel towards the rear. Together, these lines lend more depth and dynamism to the side profile. The ripple design of the prominent exterior mirrors takes advantage of the design freedoms enjoyed by a concept car.
The same is true of the 21-inch wheels, with their very sporty turbine design. Perforated pins on the spokes pick up once again on the diamond-theme of the radiator grille. The Concept Style Coupé features frameless side windows and has no B-pillar.
A large panoramic roof creates a light and airy interior. A metal rib, the shape of which evokes a roll-over bar, separates the roof from the rear windscreen, which in turn flows down to merge smoothly into the tail end. The avantgarde lines of the Coupé are further emphasised by the way the tail lights, with their metallic-red colouring, taper to a sharp point both to the front and toward the rear centre. An integrated dual-flow Exhaust system underlines the car's sporty credentials and gives added width to the tail end. A narrow rear diffuser picks up again on the dotted pattern of the diamond grille.
Watkins Glen 2011 Vintage Grand Prix Curt Vogt #530 Shelby GT350
This is the feature race at the Watkins Glen 2011 Vintage Grand Prix. The video is from the in-car camera of the #530 Shelby GT350 driven by Curt Vogt. The car and engine was built and race prepaired by Cobra Automotive.
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Walk around of the 2012 Centennial Edition Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum
At the National Corvette Museum's C5/C6 Bash on Friday April 29th, the first three Corvettes of 2012 were unveiled to Corvette owners and enthusiasts. The Centennial Edition celebrates the 100 years since the founding of Chevrolet. In the video, Centennial Edition Grand Sport Convertible, Z06 and ZR1. The paint is called Carbon Flash Metallic and as you will see, it really shines in the sun
First Look: 2014 Corvette Stingray - Jay Leno's Garage
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New Corvette 1973 Stingray C3 Video
Take a look at this video of my 1973 Corvette.
Estimated 336 HP. Recent Chevy Crate 350 Motor Small Block, automatic transmission. I believe it has custom headers, power steering, power disc brakes, factory A/C, T-Tops, power windows, tilt telescopic wheel, custom paint job, fresh leather interior and Rally wheels with raised white letter radials. A super nice Vette!
First 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray Sold To Rick Hendrick At Barrett-Jackson
Congratulations to Mr. Rick Hendrick for winning the first C7 Corvette Stingray, Vin #0001, at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona tonight.
Details about the new 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray:
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Inside a ramshackle industrial facility in northern Detroit, Chevrolet unveiled the 2014 Corvette C7, the model's first overhaul in nine years. It contains a next-generation V8 engine, a small-block LT1 that combines several advanced technologies into one package and takes drivers from 0 to 60 in less than four seconds.
But for Corvette, this isn't about statistics. "It's more than just a sports car," said GM design chief Ed Welburn. "It's an emotion. It's a passion. It is a vehicle that is larger than life."
For those reasons, it was perhaps the perfect vehicle to headline the first night of the North American International Auto Show. After years of economic doldrums brought on by the Great Recession, the auto industry needed a larger-than-life icon to help celebrate more than 15 million units sold in 2012.
Hundreds of sports-car enthusiasts hooted and hollered Sunday night as Chevrolet pulled curtains back and revealed the C7 inside the Russell Industrial Center, which felt more like a nightclub than a factory. They lingered around the bright-red specimen displayed for more than an hour after the reveal.
Most of the hard-core already knew some specifics about the model, like it's 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.
Chevrolet added a twist, announcing the C7 will carry the Stingray name, a nod to the Corvette's early heritage throughout the 1960s.
"It matches the concept they had a couple of years ago, and they really hit the nail on the head," said John Dunlap, a 27-year-old Corvette owner and enthusiast who scored a ticket to Sunday's unveiling through the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.
He drove his 2002 C5 from Minerva, Ohio to Detroit for the unveiling. Years ago, he was tempted to upgrade to the C6, but was instead glad he waited for the oft-delayed C7 model.
"They needed to make it sexier and relate it to its heritage," Dunlap said. "And the interior is going to blow our minds. Hopefully, that's really up there, the quality of the materials. I'm a touchy-feeling kind of guy, and the interior, before, was something that everyone knocked on."
Critics had panned the no-frills interior on the C6 model. But that was the least of Corvette's problems in recent years. There were few brands that symbolized the auto industry's crisis better.
As General Motors teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, the sports-car market was ravaged by the economy, losing approximately 41 percent of its sales from its pre-recession high. Sales of the Corvette, which debuted in 1953, slumped to their lowest numbers in nearly a half-century, falling to 13,164 in 2011.
Worse yet perhaps, the Corvette's more muscular sibling, the Chevy Camaro, gained a ton of attention after a mid-decade redesign that drove sales as high as 88,248 in 2011. But even as General Motors discarded sacred brands and models in the midst of its government-backed rescue, the Corvette endured.
"The soul of our company is indeed in Corvette," Mark Reuss, GM's chairman of North America, said Sunday. "Since 1953, through good times and bad for this company, there was always the Corvette, demonstrating what it means to win."
If there are nods to the Corvette's heritage in the new design, there are also subtle nods to the present competition. Gone are the car's trademark rounded tail lights, replaced with more boxy lights that resemble those found on the Camaro. That's not an update that sits well with many long-time Corvette owners.
"Many individuals are concerned about the rear square lights," said Tommy DeLuca, who owns a 2005 Corvette. "My concern would be how to differentiate the tail lights from other GM cars. The tail lights should be different so that anyone looking at the car will know it is a Corvette."
The C7 is one of 13 new Chevrolet products that will hit U.S. show rooms this year. Like many of the others, it arrives lighter than past models. Engineers said Sunday they had trimmed 90 pounds from the car, and used carbon fiber on even the base trim level.
Pricing was not announced Sunday night, but it is expected the base model of the C7 will cost more than the $49,600 of the base C6 predecessor. Fuel economy is expected to reach 18 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
Combine the overhauled interior with the substantial exterior changes with the structural differences and drop in weight, and it's a dramatically different car.
"It's a bigger departure from the C6 to the C7 than I think it was from the C5 to the C6," Dunlap said. "It has a more exotic look, a more sexy look. They're trying to get a lot of young people involved, and I think this is the car to do it."