There’s little doubt in anyone’s mind that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has captured the attention of a whole lot of people.
Not just in America, mind you, but also in Europe. Despite a litter of sports cars and supercars already prevalent across the Atlantic, the Corvette Stingray still has some cache, and no more was that evident than in the highly publicized touchdown of America’s sports cars in the continent.
Yes, dear friends from Europe, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is now in Europe. It’s still going to undergo a series of tests to make sure that it’s up to snuff with European regulations, but ultimately, customers should expect the sports car to go on sale later this year.
"[The Chevrolet] Corvette is one of the famed names in automotive history and the new Stingray is the most advanced and capable standard model yet," Chevrolet Europe technical manager, Patrick Herrmann, said. "Driving and testing this car is definitely one of the most interesting aspects of my job."
Hermann will document his testing runs with the Corvette on social media, providing us with enough content to check out how you take an American sports car and configure it to dominate the streets of Europe.
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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The seventh-generation Corvette Stingray was unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. It comes with a completely revised exterior look, an updated interior and an all-new engine.
Under its hood, the 2014 Corvette Stingray features a 6.2-liter small-block V-8 engine that produces up to 460 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 465 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds and up to an anticipated top speed of 180 to 190 mph. When equipped with the Z51 package and the performance exhaust, the Stingray sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.
The Corvette Stingray can be all yours for just $51,995, a pretty affordable number relative to most of its European counterparts.