GeigerCars does the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Article by Christian A., on September 22, 2014

Chevrolet’s 2014 Corvette Stingray has already an amazing design but what GeigerCars did is out of this world. As you can see, the vehicle looks far more aggressive than the standard version thanks to the new front splitter with additional flaps on both sides, a new front grille including grate and a brand new set of side sills.

The rear end shows a brand new bumper with integrated air diffuser as well as a carbon fiber rear spoiler (carbon body kit costs 6,652 euros). The exterior design is rounded off by the Z51 performance package and the special “motorsport gold” paint, which costs a whooping 6,000 euros.

Moreover, GeigerCars installed a KW variant 3 coilover suspension (3,900 euros including assembly), which can be individually adjusted between 10 and 35 mm on the front axle, while the rear axle can be lowered between 15 and 45 mm. For 6,500 euros, the front axle gets 19-inch Geiger forged wheels, while the rear axle receives 20-inch wheels.

The standard version of the 2014 Corvette Stingray is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 450 hp and 610 Nm of torque, but if you want to pay 15,500 euros the engine receives an Eaton compressor. As a result, the V8 engine delivers 590 hp and 757 Nm of torque, enough to push the Corvette Stingray to a top speed of almost 200 mph or 320 km/h.

Power is delivered to the rear wheels via the 7-speed manual transmissions. Regarding the fuel consumptions, the GeigerCars Corvette Stingray needs 7.8 l/100 km when riding on the highway, 19.1 l/100 km when in a crowded city and 12 l/100 km combined.

In Europe, the standard 2014 Corvette Stingray costs 74,500 euros, but the goodies installed by GeigerCars raise the price to 113,000 euros.

According to Ken Parkinson, executive director of global design, the provocative exterior styling of the new Corvette Stingray is both functional and elegant. He commented that although developing a new Corvette is every designer's dream, it isn’t an easy task.

Parkinson remarked that designers aimed to make a bold design statement that, while embracing the car’s advanced technology, also improves its overall performance. Ultimately, designers created the new Corvette C7 Stingray, which Parkinson described as a groundbreaking car that stays true to the basic elements that make a Corvette a Corvette.

Chevy made sure that the new Corvette Stingray doesn’t contain any single detail from previous generations. However, the Corvette Stingray still features a characteristic profile defined by a long dash-to-axle ratio, a passenger cabin evoking the canopy of a fighter jet, as well as dual-element taillamps. Employing this concept, Chevrolet’s designers took inspiration by aerospace (fighter jet) and nature (stingray).

Tom Peters, exterior design director, quipped that for the new Corvette to be called a Stingray, it needs to do what the original model did in 1963 -- deliver an astonishing, purposeful visual impact.

Peters noted that this visual impact is found in fighter jets and stingrays, whose beauty is derived from their purpose -- to slice through air or water quickly and efficiently. He noted that just like on aircraft and living forms, all transitions on all surfaces of the new Corvette Stingray has a purpose as executed with beauty and proportion.

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