The new Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 335kW and 610Nm of torque on tap. It accelerates to 100km/h in less than four seconds and can achieve more than 1g in cornering grip.
“Like the 1963 Stingray, 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,” he said. Other highlights include: real carbon fibre interior trip, hand wrapped leather materials and an advanced drive mode selector that tailors 12 different vehicle attributes to fit the driver’s environment.
“We believe the Corvette represents the future of modern performance cars because it delivers more power, more driving excitement and better fuel efficiency. 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,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette, chief engineer.
The Corvette Stingray coupé goes on sale in America during the third quarter of 2013. We doubt whether it will ever find its way to South Africa, but there’s nothing wrong with hoping.