In order to celebrate 60 years of Corvette production, Chevrolet unveiled the 2014 Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The new sports car is based on the top-of-the-line Corvette 3LT Coupe and features a Laguna Blue Metallic paint finish, a carbon fiber roof as well as a carbon flash hood stinger stripe.
Moreover, we find chromed wheels with Stingray logos in the center. Inside, the Brownstone interior features carbon fiber trim as well as special sill plates, floor mats and an exclusive number plaque.
Under the hood, there is a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine that delivers 460 hp and 430 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque. Bolted to a seven-speed manual transmission, the car zooms from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.8 seconds and runs the quarter mile in 12 seconds.
Furthermore, the 2014 Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition comes equipped with Magnetic Ride Control and the Z51 Performance Package, which includes electronic limited-slip differential, dry-sump oiling system, integral brake, differential and transmission cooling, as well as a unique aero package that further improves high-speed stability.
Chevrolet plans to build only 500 units of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition, so you’d better hurry if you want one. No words about the price yet!
According to interior design director Helen Emsley, the interior of the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray fuses fine materials, craftsmanship and advanced technologies, thereby allowing drivers to enjoy a more connected and more engaging experience.
Emsley added that each interior feature and detail is designed to enhance the connection between the Corvette and its driver. For instance, the interior features a fighter jet-inspired wraparound cockpit, smaller steering wheel (with diameter of 14.1 inches or 360 mm), more supportive seats as well as configurable HD screens.
Since the steering wheel is smaller, it allows for a more direct and more immediate response to directional inputs. The steering wheel features a flat, precise stitching on the steering wheel, allowing it to deliver a smoother and more consistent feel. Precise stitching is also present on the available Napa leather trim of the new seats.
Customers could choose from two seating options, one of which is the GT seat that provides all-around comfort. The other option is the Competition Sport seat that features more aggressive side bolstering that allows for greater support on the track.