2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show
The iconic American brand unveiled its new convertible, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The fastest growing automotive brand in the world claims the new Stingray to be the most powerful Corvette ever. With a 6.2 L V8 engine that churns out an estimated 450 horsepower, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray can sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 4 seconds flat.
This 7th generation Corvette convertible is almost identical to its coupe twin except for the provisions for the folding top and the resulting change in location for the seat belts in the former. Beyond these, the two Stingrays are structurally the same. The convertible top is well insulated to match up to the driving experience of a coupe.
The electronic top can be raised or taken down with the push of a button at speeds of up to 50km/h. Alternatively, a button on the key fob allows you to take the top down as well.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray comes with Active Fuel Management for better fuel economy and consumes less fuel that the current generation ‘Vette.
The new Corvette is built on a rigid aluminum frame structure that is 57% stiffer and 45kg lighter than the current steel frame.
Chevy has high expectations from the Stingray. The brand sells a car every 6.4 seconds globally and promises that a single experience behind the steering wheel will change the driver’s perception of Corvette forever.
The Corvette Stingray will be available for sale in the Middle Eastern markets towards the end of 2013.