2014 Chevrolet Corvette at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show

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  • Competes with: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Nissan GT-R, SRT Viper
  • Looks like: Chevy's new Corvette combines the historic Stingray name with modern, provocative styling
  • Drivetrain: 450-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 and seven-speed manual transmission
  • Hits dealerships: Summer

The redesigned Corvette may wear the storied Stingray name, but there's nothing retro about the next generation of Chevrolet's iconic sports car. It gets a more modern exterior and a new powertrain for 2014. In fact, Chevy reports the new Corvette Stingray is almost completely new, sharing only two parts with the last-gen model. 

The big news under the hood is that the next generation of Chevy's 6.2-liter V-8 is good for 450 horsepower and a zero-to-60 sprint of less than 4 seconds; the previous gen's 6.2-liter made 430 hp. The new engine is joined by a seven-speed manual transmission that, according to Chevy, anticipates gear selections and matches engine speed for better-timed shifts.

Chevy says the C7 Corvette is not only the most powerful standard Corvette ever but also the most fuel efficient, and GM expects it to exceed the current version's EPA rating of 26 mpg highway. The new small block has fuel-saving direct injection and cylinder deactivation as well as more lightweight body materials that should help in that department. The new Corvette uses a carbon-fiber hood with removable roof panel, an all-new aluminum frame and composite fenders, doors and rear quarter panels.

There's more aluminum and carbon fiber inside, trimming the interior. There's also a choice of two types of seats — each using a lightweight magnesium frame. Center stage in the cabin are two 8-inch driver information and multimedia screens, one of which sits where the main gauges normally would.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray goes on sale this summer. Check out more pictures below and stay tuned for a full photo gallery.

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Comments 

Ken L.

I really like this new look a lot more than almost all prior Vettes. However, I do miss the signature round tail lamps. I can see why they had to change it; it would not have meshed very well with the new angular body style. The interior is an improvement, but still not world class. I hope the Z06 and ZR1s get nicer interiors, or at the very least, better materials. Overall, I think GM did a very good job with the C7.

sheth

you cant really tell much about the materials from pics. The press release said real leather, alum and carbon fiber will be offered inside the car. I think those count as "world class" materials. Unfortunately its hard to get a feel for textures in CGI pics. I think real photos are much better.

Jay

Unimpressed...The interior styling looks better than the previous generation but from the photos the quality doesn't look substantial enough. The exterior styling looks like it came from a Nissan GTR prototype.

WTF

Those aren't photos. They are computer graphic images.

sheth

renderings don't really convey texture or depth very well. Everything looks smooth and glossy.

lee kocanda

edges are too sharp for me nicer interior i am still a c-5 guy but a vette is still a vette

suzgrrl

Yes, really beautiful to look at. But also looks like a rolling blind spot.

Pch

Not terrible,but not great.over styled and back of car looks like it was stuffed into the front of a different car.to many silly vents and edges.Ferrari Audi led light thing...yawn.Good for old guys that like looking at themselves in the store windows as they cruse the blvds thinking their cool.

dwayne falls

nice looking ,but the lines are to sharp.lossed the corvette,lines

Anthony

I like the new look, However to be a modern Sting Ray it needs about 480 b.h.p. and a 10 year 100,000 mile warranty. GM is asking for reasonable amount of money, then the product should be equal.

danwat1234

I'm glad it has cylinder deactivation, I really wonder why the 2013 Shelby GT500 doesn't. It would help it get better than 24 on the highway.

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