With the conclusion of the 2013 indoor auto show tour, we witnessed many new exciting vehicles and innovations. Since its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe exceeded lofty expectations. Revealing the coupe in time for some major winter shows in the United States and Canada, Chevrolet waited until the Geneva Motor Show to premiere the convertible version of the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The 450-horsepower 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray transitions from exhibition car as General Motors will try to turn hype into sales. Preparing for the second half of this year when the new Corvette will be released from Bowling Green, Kentucky, pricing and features certify “America’s Sports Car” is treading into its seventh-generation as a world-class machine.
The good news is the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray starting price is well below what NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick paid for the privilege of owning the first coupe and convertible. Each sold with full proceeds going to charity, Hendrick bought the first publicly available 2014 Corvette coupe at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona for $1,100,000 US. Another Barrett-Jackson auction few weeks ago in Palm Beach, Florida saw the first 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible hammered away for another seven-figure amount. Thankfully, production of the new Corvette will far exceed the run other recently revealed supercars Lamborghini Veneno or the LaFerrari.
For American enthusiasts waiting for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray to hit a nearby showroom, you will find a starting price of $51,995 on the window sticker on the coupe. The 2014 Corvette Stingray convertible can be snatched at a base cost of $56,995. On both vehicle types, the 2014 Corvette Stingray’s price is roughly $1,500 higher compared to an equivalent 2013 C6 model. Including the destination cost, the vehicle prices will not account for taxes and licensing. Standard features on the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will include push-button start with keyless entry, power tilt/telescoping steering column, the five-position Drive Mode Selector, the unique dashboard display featuring two configurable eight-inch screens and, most excitedly, the 6.2 liter LT1 engine generating 450 horsepower.
The starting price will rise quickly on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with a series of tempting optional equipment. The 3LT interior package stands out as the most expensive add-on for the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Costing $8,005, the 3LT interior package upgrades the cabin with a full leather treatment. Napa leather seating are heated and ventilated with power lumbar support accommodating to the two passengers inside the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The 3LT interior package also includes a 10-speaker Bose surround sound audio system, navigation system and colour heads-up display. For a more wallet-friendly $2,495, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray can for fitted with competition sport seating. Carbon fiber or a suede microfiber-wrapped interior trim is available for $995.
For what will probably exist as the most desired optional equipment group for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be the Z51 Performance Package. The Z51 Performance Package delivers the maximum performance potential of the 450-horsepower 2014 Corvette Stingray through acceleration and cornering. Performance configured gearing, slotted brake rotors with cooling ducts, electronic limited-slip differential are some of the trick equipment offered with the $2,800 Z51 Performance Package. For $1,795, Magnetic Ride Control with Performance Traction Management is listed as an available feature with the Z51 Performance Packaged equipped Corvette Stingray. With the Z51 Performance Package advertised as the key to unleash the under four-second acceleration and over 1g cornering prowess of the 2014 car, a dual-mode exhaust system option will insure the sound of speed is part of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. For a heighten external performance presentation, owners can opt for an exposed carbon fiber roof panel for $1,995 or red-painted brake calipers and black-painted wheels.
Starting amounts for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible model are manufacturer suggested retail prices for the United States. Depending on the popularity of the car, some dealers could be motivated to be greedier.