Keeping Up With the Corvette
2014 Corvette Stingray
While it may share the same name as the ‘63 model, don’t get confused—the 2014 Corvette Stingray is far from your father’s car. This week's highly-anticipated launch at the Detroit Auto Show revealed one of the hottest cars to come from the storied brand, and we were lucky to get a first-hand look. Blending the ideal mix of technology and performance, the C7 has an estimated 450 horsepower, 450 lbs.-ft of torque, and goes from 0-60 in less than 4 seconds—not to mention, it’s extremely fuel-efficient at 25 mpg. Some great new updates include a 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine, a seven-speed (yes, seven!) manual transmission and a smaller-diameter steering wheel. Aside from riding in style, you’ll also be riding in a significantly lighter vehicle, thanks to a carbon fiber hood and removable roof panel, plus a new aluminum frame. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until the third quarter (and shell out the rumored $50,000 price tag) to get behind the wheel of this high-quality car, but once you do, you’ll probably never want to get out. Keep clicking through to get a closer look.