Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco Gets a 2014 Corvette Stingray
The seventh-generation car was recently unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, where we got take some wonderful up close and personal shots. Shortly after its debut, the first example was bought at auction by a Corvette enthusiast and race team owner, who payed $1.1 million for it.
Thankfully for the Ravens quarterback, he doesn't have to pay a cent. But both he and the owner of the #1 car will have to wait until production actually starts later this year before they will be able to take delivery.
The brand new Corvette is the most powerful standard yet, more powerful even than the old Z06 at 450 hp and 450 lb-ft (609 Nm) of torque. Supposedly, it will do as much as 26 mpg with the peddle tickled and 0 to 60 in four seconds if you smash it.
“Banner Chevrolet and the entire city of New Orleans have been through so much since the storm, we felt this was a small gesture to bring the comeback story full circle,” said Alan Batey, GM vice president of U.S. Sales, Service and Marketing. “With the Super Bowl in his backyard, we couldn’t think of a better guy to have the honor of awarding the MVP with his Corvette Stingray.”
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