The History of the Corvette

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The History of the Corvette

In honor of the new 2014 Corvette Stingray, we take a look back at Chevrolet Corvettes past and introduce you to the future—get ready for a powerful ride.
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.

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