Chevrolet division of General Motors (GM) produced the Chevrolet Corvette, which is a sports car that has been produced in seven generations.
The first model of Chevrolet Corvette was a convertible and was designed by Harley Earl, the head of Design at GM, who later became the Vice President of the company.
The all new car has been stretched to increase the length and is underlined by the passive B-pillar and a sporty backlight.
The company has also given a rear quarter window in the new car. The tail lamps have been modified but are missing the stylistic element, although the quad-lens presentation strictly follows Corvette tradition. For their part, Chevrolet says they wanted them “not only to say ‘Corvette, but new Corvette.’
The 2014 Corvette also called as Stingray C7 is equipped with an all new small block LT1 V8 which is capable of producing 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque or 460 hp and 465 lb-ft torque with the optional performance exhaust.
The three new technologies which Chevrolet has introduced in C7 are direct injection, variable valve timing, and cylinder shutdown.
The C7 has been designed like an aircraft, which also helps the car in maintaining the basic proportions of its immediate predecessor.
A seven-speed manual developed by Transmission Technologies also known as Tremec also is part of the C7 plan and is expected to be coupled with the V8 engine. The B-pillar is subdued to give a smoother, sleeker flow to the greenhouse and roofline, which forced the company to stretch C7’s visual length without adding bulk or weight.
The 2014 Corvette will be available in the market with a price tag of no more than $55,000. The price is high when compared with 2013 Corvette, but is worth the price rise, as the car has more powerful engine, and significantly better gas mileage.