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."
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A 1.1-mile Private Racetrack In His Front Yard -- JALOPNIK ON /DRIVE
Alan Wilzig, a New York banking scion, built the largest racetrack zoned
for private recreational use in the U.S. at his farm in Columbia County,
NY. Take a tour of the circuit at Wilzig Racing Manor, featuring nine turns
that thread through more than 80 feet of elevation changes, including a
20-percent banked curve. Also on site is a clubhouse and museum for
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Corvette C7 Stingray in Wettswil-ZH - Schweiz -02.03.2013
Wow, was für eine Ehre:
Die 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray Live bei der Vorpremiere in Wettswil -
Zürich, vorab vor dem Genfer Automobilsalon 2013, erleben zu dürfen. Und
dies in einem ausgesuchten Kreis von Corvette-Fahrer und Corvette-Fans!
Vielen Dank von meiner Seite an Kurt Huber und seinem Team von
Und was uns da präsentiert wurde. Die neue 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray zieht
jeden in ihren Bann. Nun ist die Corvette bei den Super Sportwagen
Edle Verarbeitung, einzigartige Erscheinung. Die neue 2014 Corvette C7
Stingray sieht Live x-mal besser aus wie auf den Fotos.
Ich bin begeistert. Und Du? Schreib mir deinen Kommentar!
Wow, what an honor:
The 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray live at the première in Wettswil - to be
able to experience Zurich in advance before the Geneva Motor Show 2013. And
this in a select circle of Corvette Corvette drivers and fans! Many thanks
from my side to Kurt Huber and his team of http://www.corvettetotal.ch/
And what was presented to us there. The new 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray pulls
everyone in its spell. Now the Corvette is definitely arrived at the
Fine workmanship, unique appearance. The new 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray
looks live x-times better off in the photos.
Corvette ist alles für mich, mehr als nur ein Auto, es gibt einem die
Möglichkeit das Leben ein wenig mehr geniessen zu können..
Ich habe im Sommer 2011 den SwissHeartbeatGold Preis für mein 1986 C4
Corvette is everything to me -more than a car, it's a way of life.
I have won the SwissHeartbeatGold Award in Summer 2011 for my 86'C4
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Cougars at Barrett-Jackson 2013: Featuring KTL's 1970 SCJ Eliminator
We went back to Scottsdale this January to witness the sale of Joe
Valenti's 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, with a 428 Super Cobra Jet
drivetrain and the Drag Pak option. This rare car was meticulously concours
restored over the course of 5 years by the renowned Cougar restoration shop
KTL Restorations ( http://www.ktlrestorations.com ) in VA.
A factor that made this auction even more interesting was the presence of
another 1970 Eliminator, in the same Competition Blue color, and also with
a 428 Cobra Jet engine (not Super) and also restored by a reputable hot rod
shop. This car was not restored to the same "concours" level that Joe's car
was, but it was still beautifully restored, and we expected to see it bring
close to six figures.
What we saw unfold that weekend in January was an interesting and sobering
experience. These two cars, which would seem nearly identical to the
untrained bystander, sold for vastly different prices. There is a lot to be
said for the day and time that a car gets sold, as well as the quality of
the restoration. But we were still very surprised by the results. This
video puts you in the middle of the action to experience Barrett-Jackson
with us. Enjoy!
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We've inundated you with Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray information over
the last couple of days (you're welcome), but until now the images of the
car have been largely of the exterior, and completely static. We figured
that the slightly less dense crowd of journalists around the Chevy stand on
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Chick in a Procharged C7 Corvette takes down Viper!
When you bet a sandwich on a race, you better be prepared to pay up if you
lose! This Nitrous Outlet equipped V10
Viper gets taken down at Street Car Takeover OKC in the Drag Strip Roll
Race event by "Miss Stangkilr" in this beautiful Procharged C7 Corvette
The Vette is only making 7psi on a temporary P1SC Procharger, it is around
570whp, the Viper put down 480whp and isn't spraying on this pass
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To some people, mainly Porsche people, this is the most desirable car you
could own. Its creators are a bunch of zany, brilliant Porsche-files who
have invested their lives in re-imagining the classic Porsche 911 shape for
the year 2013. We tour the factory, speak to the team and drive it on road
2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta vs 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 vs 2013 Porsche 911 C4S! Head 2 Head Ep 42
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Carlos Lago and Randy Pobst restage our
annual Best Driver's Car competition with this year's winning Porsche 911
Carrera 4S plus two contenders that missed the initial dance, the all-new
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and the explosive, exotic Ferrari F12
Berlinetta. The Ferrari is the most powerful car we've ever taken around
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with its ferocious 6.3-liter 731 horsepower V-12. The
Corvette comes packing the latest version of GM's venerable small block, a
6.2-liter cam-in-block V-8 that kicks out 460 hp and 465 pound-feet of
torque. The Porsche and its relatively tiny 3.8-liter flat-6 might seem out
gunned, but remember that for the last two years the 911 has beaten back
every BDC challenger we've thrown at it. Does the Corvette have what it
takes to dethrone the 911? Does the wailing Ferrari? Watch and find out!
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette: 48 Hours with the C7 in Detroit
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette. We drive the new C7 on the track at GM's proving
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put it on a lift for a suspension walk-around and explore the wilds of
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2014 C7 Corvette Stingray at Barrett-Jackson 2013
A sneak peak at the Chevy guys loading up the first 2014 Stingray Corvette
C7 set to go on sale later tonight at Barrett-Jackson! Keep checking back
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2014 C7 highway testing
Had a little fun with a 2014 C7 Corvette on the highway, it was allot faster than my C5. My young daughter
worked the camera while I drove. The driver smiled and waved and had just
as much as fun as we did.