Chevrolet announced the official pricing of the new 2014 Corvette Stingray, and it sounds like pretty good value considering what you get for your money. The hardtop version with a removable roof is priced from $51,995, and the soft top convertible from $56,995. Both prices include a a $995 destination charge.
So for 52 grand you get a V8-powered muscle car, a very sophisticated one, with a great design, a very well sorted chassis, and tons of technology features that would put European sports cars to shame. You see, good value.
The V8 engine in the Stingray develops 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. It features direct injection, Active Fuel Management, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system. The 2014 Corvette is also the first of its breed to feature carbon fiber in the base model, which is why it is 45 kg lighter than the equivalent C6, yet 60 percent stiffer.
Also standard is 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, and keyless entry.
Chevy also offers a fully loaded version of the Stingray Coupe, fitted with every option available, priced at $73,360. This model comes with:
- 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)