The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is raking in astounding remarks with its new design and a reasonable pricing press release to boot. In a report by FoxNews.com;, “The seventh generation ‘Vette will bow later this year with a starting price of $51,995 destination charge included. That’s just $1,400 more than the current lineup. Convertible Stingrays will cost $56,995, a $1,240 jump.”
On the vanity side of it, Viknesh Vijayenthiran of MotorAuthority.com reports how the Stingray’s new design is being received positively by Corvette fans and car aficionados alike. “From its distinct aeronautical lines to its intricate ventilation systems to its sleek, sculpted finish, the new Corvette, the seventh generation of the popular American sports car, looks good from almost every angle,” Vijayenthiran writes. “In a latest video from Chevrolet, the exterior design manager for the Corvette’s exterior, Kirk Bennion, explains that there were five main goals for the design team when determining the look of the car. Bennion has been working on the design team for the Corvette since as far back as 1986 and he’s fully aware of the responsibility of penning each version of the American icon.” For the specific design goals, the details are further explained in GM Motor’s released video.
What seemed to be a forecasted downside which became just a slight drizzle on the massive raves to the Corvette Stingray is the change of the tail light signature that have been the identity of the Corvette since its first manufacture in the 1950s. “One of the goals, which proved controversial, was dramatically changing the rear styling. Gone are the round taillights that have featured on most Corvette models throughout history, replaced instead with a much more angular set of lights reminiscent of those on the Camaro,” MotorAuthority explains. Chevrolet’s main goal was to reach the right combination of surface and sculpture design and add it with efficient performance.
The new 2014 Corvette Stingray will most probably be a new favorite of many high-end celebrities ranging from top executives, movie stars, poker professionals, and even top-ranking athletes. Scotty Nguyen, a professional poker player, was one to boast to have splurged in a Corvette as a reward to himself for winning international poker tournaments. Online gaming leader partypoker.com; sponsored championship event, the World Series of Poker, has been known to have chosen the Corvette as a grand prize during one of its invitational tourneys last 2009. It would not be surprising if this Chevy muscle car will be chosen as one of the upcoming World Poker Tour, WSOP, or other poker tournament prizes.
As for the features in case you want to know, AutoBlog.com; reports, “Chevy says that the coupe and convertible come standard with a seven-speed manual transmission, Bose audio and those stylish HID headlight with LED running lights. The coupe gets a removable carbon fiber roof panel and the convertible will have the ability to lower its top remotely using the key fob.”