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2013 NAIAS: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray in Detail

Now that we`ve seen the official press images of the all-new Corvette C7 Stingray, it`s time for something better - our own live photos from the 2013 North American International Auto Show. The press shots just don`t do it justice, but our full HD gallery shows off the new ‘Ray in all its glory.
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We particularly like the longer profile, which looks very good in person, the wide flanks, and even the rims are very nice to look at. Under the bonnet, the 6.2-liter V8 engine, which puts out 450 hp and 610 Nm / 450 lb-ft now features direct injection technology for the first time, variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation.

The main thing which strikes you, when looking at the C7 for the first time is just how modern it looks and feels, compared to its predecessor. It is a much bigger leap forward from the C6, than the C6 was from the C5. The air of modernity continues inside the cabin, which has a distinct Audi-esque (R8) feel about it, and it is also a massive improvement over the scratchy and cheap one of its predecessor.

The only thing we don`t really like about it is the rear bolt-on spoiler, which spoils the clean design of the rear end, especially from the side. However, since the Vette has gotten all advanced now, it is undoubtedly aerodynamically useful, and it also houses the third brake light - in fact, just like on the Jaguar XK, the spoiler was put in place specifically to house the brake light, and for it to sit at the correct height off the ground, in order to comply with vehicle homologation rules.

For more comprehensive information on the all-new Vette, click here.

Still... it undoubtedly looks great in blue!

 
 
 
 
 

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