2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray priced at $51,995 in the United States

Article by Christian A., on April 27, 2013

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe has a base price of $51,995 (inclusive of destination costs), making it $1,400 more expensive than the outgoing model, according to General Motors. The base convertible has a price tag of $56,995 (inclusive of destination costs), which is $1,240 higher than its predecessor model.

These prices demonstrate how GM has fulfilled its pledge to make the base price of the sports car attainable even with the numerous improvements in the redesigned seventh-generation Corvette, which is set to start selling this September.

The standard equipment includes a seven-speed manual transmission; Bose nine-speaker sound system with Bluetooth connection; dual, 8-inch infotainment screens with Chevy MyLink infotainment system and rearview camera; and a carbon fiber hood and removable roof panel.

All of the models will be available with the new 6.2-liter V-8 engine from GM that features cylinder deactivation. To reduce fuel consumption, four of the eight cylinders are shut off at cruising speeds. GM claims that the new Stingray will be able to return 30 mpg on the highway compared to 26 mpg for the present Corvette.

GM executives hope to appeal to younger customers and to raise Corvette sales. In a statement, Chris Perry, vice president of Chevy marketing, said that it aims to attract buyers with its enhanced interior and sleeker design as well as its styling features that are unconventional like the trapezoidal taillights.

GM revealed in a statement that the automaker was able to establish the price with the aim of offering its customers with something unexpected. Perry said that the Corvette Stingray offers a mix of performance, design and technology that can only be matched by very few automakers. But none of the comparable cars cost anywhere near $52,000.

The 2LT – the mid-trim level – has a sticker price of $56,205. The 3LT – the top trim level – costs $60,000. For this price, the vehicle is equipped with a color head-up display, navigation, heated and ventilated seats, premium leather seats and a leather-wrapped dash and instrument panel. GM offers the following as major options for this model: competition sports seats ($2,495); exposed carbon fiber ($1,995); magnetic-based damping system ($1,795) and a dual-mode exhaust system ($1,195).

With the debut of the Corvette C7 Stingray, Chevrolet is once again set to redefine what modern performance should be. There is no question that only a Corvette has the right to wear the iconic Stingray badge given the perfect mix of performance, design, and technology. Compared to the previous Corvette generation, the new Corvette C7 Stingray has only two parts similar to the former.

Otherwise, everything is new from the chassis, the frame structure, powertrain, and even the supporting technologies. New as well are the design for the interior and exterior. General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said that similar to the ’63 Stingray, the best Corvettes have been symbols when it comes to advanced technologies, stunning driving experiences, extraordinary design, and performance leadership.

He continued by saying that considering the advances in an design, engineering, and technology, the new Corvette is able to go even farther. Estimated to have output of 450 hp (335 kW), the 2014 Corvette Stingray is set to become the most formidable standard model.

Meanwhile peak torque is at 450 lb.-ft. (610 Nm). Capability is also unlike any other with acceleration from 0 to 60 mph possibly in barely four seconds. Cornering grip has been measured to exceed 1g. Aside from performance, this new model can also be considered as the most-efficient Corvette ever. Fuel economy is expected to be better than the previous model’s EPA-estimated rating of 26 mpg.

Press Release

2014 Corvette Stingray Starts at $51,995

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe will have a suggested starting retail price of $51,995, and the Corvette Stingray Convertible will start at $56,995. Both prices include a $995 destination fee but exclude tax, title, and license.

“The 2014 Corvette Stingray perfectly embodies Chevrolet’s mission to deliver more than expected for our customers,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. “The Corvette Stingray delivers a combination of performance, design and technology that very few manufacturers can match, and none can even come close for $52,000.”

Standard features on the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray include:

  • Seating with lightweight magnesium frames for exceptional support, and eight-way power adjustment
  • Five-position Drive Mode Selector that tailors up to 12 vehicle attributes
  • New seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching
  • 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine with direct injection, Active Fuel Management, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system
  • Carbon fiber hood on all models, and a carbon fiber removable roof panel on coupes
  • Aluminum frame that is 99 pounds lighter (45 kg) and 57-percent stiffer than the previous model’s structure
  • Advanced, high-intensity discharge (HID) and light-emitting diode (LED) lighting
  • Dual, eight-inch configurable driver/infotainment screens, with next-generation Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system and rear vision camera
  • Bose nine-speaker audio system with SiriusXM Satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and SD card and auxiliary input jack
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Power tilt/telescope steering wheel
  • An all-new, fully electronic top on the convertible that can be lowered remotely using the key fob

As shown at the North American International Auto Show, the Stingray coupe fitted with the major available options would be $73,360, including:

  • 3LT interior package, with leather-wrapped interior ($8,005)
  • Z51 Performance Package ($2,800)
  • Competition sports seats ($2,495)
  • Exposed-carbon-fiber roof panel ($1,995)
  • Magnetic Ride Control with Performance Traction Management ($1,795)
  • Dual-mode exhaust system ($1,195)
  • Carbon fiber interior trim ($995)
  • Sueded, microfiber-wrapped upper interior trim ($995)
  • Red-painted calipers ($595)
  • Black-painted wheels ($495)

The 3LT interior package includes: Bose 10-speaker surround-sound audio system; SiriusXM Satellite radio with one-year subscription and HD radio receiver; color head-up display; memory package; navigation system; heated and ventilated seats with power lumbar and bolster adjustment; premium Napa leather seating surfaces; and leather-wrapped dash and instrument panel, console and door panels.

The Z51 Performance Package includes: high-performance gear ratios; transmission-cooling system; larger 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels and tires; larger, slotted rotors and brake-cooling ducts; electronic limited-slip differential and differential cooling system; unique chassis tuning; and available Magnetic Ride Control active-handling system with Performance Traction Management. Equipped with the Z51 package, the Corvette Stingray is capable of accelerating from 0–60 mph in under four seconds, and more than 1 g in cornering.

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