2014 Chevy Corvette C7 Stingray Interview Video with Harlan Charles @ 2013 Detroit Auto Show
http://www.autobytel.com/auto-shows/united-states/detroit/?id=32972 Road Test Editor Benjamin Hunting catches up with Harlan Charles, Corvette Product Manager, at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show for some excellent insights on the new C7 Stingray.
How did you balance the evolution of the design with what people come to expect to see in a Corvette?
"We really wanted to create an all new Corvette, every surface, everything people see was intended to be all new but also unmistakably Corvette. In the back of our minds we wanted to bring back the passion of the Stingray; some of the famous Corvettes like the 1959 Corvette racecar designed by Bill Mitchell, or the 1963 split-window. We wanted to bring back some of that passion but necessarily the same design cues. The goal was to create a new Corvette statement going forward that builds on the past but in an entirely new way. So one of the fine balances we did was incorporating a lot of racing technology which you can see in the car via the functional air vents and cooling outlets derived from the racecar while at the same time trying to make the car more sophisticated and upscale."
Are we going to see different variations of the Corvette that will allow you to take on higher end GT cars?
"Within the new Corvette Stingray line-up we have the Z-51 Performance Package to satisfy those who are looking for more track oriented performance, but then there will be different options at a higher luxury level that can be added on such as faux leather or suede headliner. We are going to have a lot of different ways that you can tailor the car to your needs whether it is more towards the performance end of the spectrum or the luxury GT end. What this will do is not only open the car up to the hard-core performance enthusiasts, but also to those who appreciate cars in general."
Will there be additional smaller displacement engines in the future?
"I will say the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray does have a large displacement 6.2 liter engine, but there is an Eco-Mode with cylinder deactivation which essentially makes the car under certain conditions a 3.1 liter 4-cylinder. With this technology we are allowing people to have the best of both worlds: a large V-8 with 450 ft.-lbs. of torque when you want it and you can also have the fuel economy of a 4-cylinder."
The Corvette gets faster with each new generation; will we ever hit a wall in terms of performance?
"We keep pushing the technology envelope. On the C6 Corvette, we never thought that the car would make over 630 horsepower in the ZR-1, but we did surpass that figure. And I think the performance will keep on going, people will always want more power and more speed. We are going to keep pushing the envelope as much as we can."
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2013 Ford Explorer Sport EcoBoost Walkaround & SUV Video Review with Chief Engineer Bill Gubing
http://www.autobytel.com/ford/explorer/2013/?id=32972 Autobytel recently
caught up with the Explorer's Chief Engineer Bill Gubing for some in-depth
info on both the appearance aspects and the performance aspects of the 2013
Ford Explorer Sport SUV.
Up front one of the most notable appearance features is the new front
grille. Here we see the contrasting high gloss bars with the low gloss mesh
behind that really sets off the front of this vehicle. Ford took the
muscular look of the 2011 model and wanted to make the new 2013 model stand
out even more. Besides the front grille, Ford created a technical wrap by
blacking out the grille, headlights, and also the lower bumper openings.
The Explorer name was added to the front of the vehicle for the first time.
From the side the large 20-inch wheels with black painted pockets are the
first thing you notice. The blacked-out theme continues along the Explorer
with blacked-out mirror caps, side skirts, and roof rails. Out back it's
more of the same. The taillights have the smoked treatment with the rear
diffuser darkened too. The rear eye-catcher though is the dual polished Exhaust tips.
Moving to the interior of the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport the first thing you
notice is the illuminated kick plate. The interior is all about
craftsmanship with many upgrades being added to the Sport trim level. The
seats have a sienna color insert with contrast stitching. The Explorer
design team looked at European Fashion houses and looked at what was coming
out in the Leather world to gain some insights into the future of
automobile interior surfaces. The trim pieces have a high metallic look
that blend nicely with the blacked-out exterior direction. Sony branded
audio is standard with HD radio. The Explorer also features the 8-inch
touch screen with MyFord Touch.
Most SUV buyers can be categorized as those either looking for fuel economy
or those looking for power. Ford met the needs of both groups with the
different EcoBoost engine options.
The 2.0 liter EcoBoost is perfect
for the fuel economy minded customer and the 3.5 liter EcoBoost V-6 for those looking for more power. In
fact the 3.5 liter turbocharged EcoBoost makes 365 horsepower. There is a ton
of power that needed to be effectively put down to the road. This is where
the AWD system was completely retuned optimizing for the torque sensing
system making sure the power would be put to the pavement. The wheels were
widened to 9-inches and wrapped in a performance tire. In regards to
vehicle dynamics; the body structure was stiffened via a tower to tower
brace and a cross tunnel brace. Overall lateral stiffness was increased by
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2013 Audi S6 S7 S8 Walkaround with Filip Brabec Director Product Management Luxury Car Video Review
Recently Autobytel caught up with Audi's Product Planning Manager Filip
Brabec at the S-Model Launch. Filip was gracious enough to give us a nice
thorough overview on all 3 of the new S Models including the S6, S7, and
2013 Audi S6
The 2013 Audi S6 is immediately recognizable as a unique vehicle in Audi's
product line thanks to a differentiated grille, new body kit, and oval Exhaust out back. The interior features a
lot of new items including sports seats, different trim strategies, and a
few unique appointments to remind you this is an S-Model.
But really what's key about all 3 vehicles is the unique Bi-turbo V-8 engine which produces 420 horsepower in the S6 and S7
and 520 horsepower
in the S8 which has some engine modifications in order to withstand that
extra power. Torque also jumps from 407 lb-ft. in the S6 & S7 to 481 lb-ft.
in the S8. All three of these S Model vehicles have stunning performance.
The 0-60 MPH times for the S6 & S7 are 4.5 seconds with the S8 coming in at
3.9 seconds which is incredible for a luxury automobile.
The suspension in these vehicles is an Adaptive Air Suspension System that
replaces the springs providing an adjustable ride between comfort and
sport. The brakes on the S Model line are also upgraded to larger units.
All in all these are really great performing machines.
2013 Audi S7
On the Audi S7 you see the same level of differentiation as mentioned
before with the unique grille, lower ground effects kit, and a larger sized
20-inch wheel. The car is lowered by 10mm over the regular A7 and the can
be lowered an additional 10mm if you set the ride to Dynamic. This gives
the S7 a very sporty ride when you are looking for some spirited driving.
Also notice the aluminum optic mirrors that are common to the S Models.
Overall the 2013 Audi S7 brings a lot of style together. You can see the
car is wider and lower than the regular A6 but most noticeable is the
Sportback hatchback design which gives versatility.
2013 Audi S8
The 2013 Audi S8 is really the king of Audi's model line-up. This luxury
ride represents the fastest and most powerful sedan every produced by Audi.
The 520 horsepower
and 0-60 MPH times of 3.9 seconds are amazing for this full-sized vehicle.
The power and agility transform the Audi S8 into a top performer. The
engine is mated to an 8-Speed Tiptronic transmission that provides and
Standard features include LED Headlights, 21-inch rims, power seats, and a
great interior. Everything comes together in a great package. The Adaptive
Air Suspension is continually adjusting to the driver's style.
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2013 Land Rover Range Rover Test Drive & Luxury SUV Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/land-rover/range-rover/2013/?id=32972 The Range
Rover was first launched way back in 1970 and now for the 2013 model year
there is an all new and totally redesigned 4th generation SUV. The overall
look has still remained throughout the years while also evolving with the
times. And this new 2013 Land Rover Range Rover looks as amazing as ever.
Land Rover states this vehicle has a couple of different design elements
that include: Luxury, Sustainability, Relevant Functionality and
Desirability. Underneath the all the luxury lives the soul of one of the
most capable off-road vehicles ever produced for the mass car market. But
with the high price tag many of these luxury SUVs will never step foot off
the pavement. The base price on a new 2013 Land Rover Range Rover is
$82,650 with the top of the line Supercharged Plus model with the
Autobiography Package starting at $130,100.
For over 40 years Land Rover has been producing the Range Rover and over
that time this vehicle has become the ultimate luxury SUV. This new 4th
generation Range Rover is bold, beautiful, and powerful. This high end
vehicle drives so well you would be hard pressed to find anything wrong
with it. The Range Rover offers a great powerplant, luxurious ride, and all
the features and options you would expect from the leader in luxury SUVs.
The 2013 Range Rover has been completely redesigned inside and out. For
starters they really simplified the instrument panel. Now there are a lot
fewer buttons and the infotainment system is much more intuitive. The
typical driver will not be going off road for the most part, but it is nice
to know they can. Those capabilities are at your fingertips when driving
the 2013 Range Rover.
Under the hood lives a 5.0 liter V-8 engine pushing 375 horsepower and 375 lb-ft. of
torque through an 8-speed automatic. Step up to the Supercharged models and
power jumps to 510 horsepower and 461 lb-ft. of
torque. Fuel economy is 14 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the highway. Land
Rover has also improved the stability and braking dynamics of this Range
Rover. In fact everything about this luxury SUV is all new but the most
exciting fact is that the weight has been reduced by 700 pounds. Because of
this you will be getting better fuel economy and better performance.
The Terrain Response System is an all new system for the Range Rover and
has several modes of operation. You can choose between a Snow/Gravel
setting, a Mud and Ruts setting, a Sand setting, and the most aggressive
off-road setting is the Rock Crawl Mode. There is no question the 2013
Range Rover is one of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced
SUVs on the market.
There are 4 different trims levels when it comes to the 2013 Land Rover
Range Rover. Choose from the Base model, the HSE model, the Supercharged
model, and the Autobiography model. The latter model swaps out the seating
for 5 and replaces the rear bench seat with 2 Captain's Chairs for maximum
comfort. The Autobiography model is the most luxurious SUV you can buy.
Land Rover has really done a great job with this model. The 2013 Range
Rover is just a brilliant vehicle. If you can afford this luxury SUV do
yourself a favor and go buy one.
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2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Test Drive & Sports Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/corvette/2013/?id=32972 The 2013
Chevrolet Corvette is the last available car from the C6 model run.
Chevrolet has already debuted the new C7 Corvette Stingray and those
bow-tie lovers out there are already excited. So what does the last C6
model year have to offer? Well the Grand Sport trim is set above the base
model but below the high performance Z06. With the Grand Sport you get more
luxury amenities combined with some performance parts from the Z06. The
base price on the 2013 Chevy Grand Sport Coupe model is $56,000 with the
Convertible model starting at $59,600.
For over 60 years the Chevrolet Corvette has been the iconic American
sports car. This is the end of the 6th generation Corvette and usually when
you get to the end of a vehicle run there are some special editions that
debut; and that is what we have here. This is the Corvette Grand Sport and
it sits nicely between the base model and the Z06. The Grand Sport may not
have the big 7.0 liter V-8 engine the Z06 has but that means the price is
also more affordable and the fuel economy is much better at 16 MPG in the
city and 26 MPG on the highway.
According to James Bell of General Motors: "This vehicle represents the
send-off for the C6 generation because the all new C7 generation will be on
the market pretty soon. What you have here with the Grand Sport is the base
model 6.2 liter V-8 engine capable of 430 horsepower and sub 4-second
0-60 MPH runs done up with some cool parts. This car has the graphics
package on the side, the gills on the fenders, the rear brake vents, and
the Magnetic Ride Suspension which allows this car to corner at over 1.0g."
The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is essentially a base model C6 with
a lot of Z06 performance, appearance, and handling enhancing parts. Overall
the Grand Sport is a great effort but we are all eagerly awaiting the new
C7 Corvette Stingray.
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Brand NEW C7 Corvette Interview
I saw the C7 for the first time and it was great! I am still iffy about the
tail lights, but in person they are so much better than in the pics.This
video is my version of what I think is a good walkaround. The hard top
coupe with the carbon fiber top that was in the trunk was a z51 Vette. The
convertible was also a z51 vette I tried to cover the whole car and "Lady
Stingray" did a good job with the verbal overview. Any questions feel free
to comment below! She said that the car will be in the mid $50,000 range
and it will be out in August!!! Im excited! I also asked her if I could sit
in in, and she said NO :(
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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
Lesen Sie mehr darüber: / Read more about it:
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.
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
Details about the new 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray:
(Copied from AOL Autos)
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
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
Combine the overhauled interior with the substantial exterior changes with
the structural differences and drop in weight, and it's a dramatically
"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."
Corvette C7 Heaven - Autoline After Hours 179
For the first time ever, John McElroy and the Autoextremist, Peter De
Lorenzo, host the webcast from the floor of the Detroit auto show! They'll
be joined by Todd Lassa of Automobile to review their favorite reveals to
come out of the show. Plus, they'll be taking a stroll over to the Corvette
booth to take a look at that little car you may already have heard about,
the 2014 Stingray. Harlan Charles is the Product and Marketing Manager for
the Corvette and he'll be giving us the lowdown on this all-new two seater.
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Take a detailed walkaround of the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray with
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and Autoweek executive creative director Ken Ross get up close and personal
with the new C7. They discuss the Stingray's design - how form indeed
follows function. Dale covers what's new, what's different, and what's
based on the Corvette's storied heritage. The design team and developers
consulted with the Corvette Racing ALMS and Le Mans teams. The result -
aero, vents and cooling systems that improve efficiency and performance,
and keep passengers more comfortable. Speaking of comfort, take a look at
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