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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray starts at $51,995

Seventh-generation Corvette continues the tradition of attainable American performance.

By AutoWeek Apr 26, 2013 11:20AM

The running line regarding 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray pricing has been vague. It usually goes something like: If you can afford today's car, you will be able to afford the C7.

That was proved true Friday, when Chevy said the latest generation of the iconic sports car will start at $51,995, including destination charges. That is $1,400 more than the 2013 model.

The convertible starts at $56,995, also a $1,400 increase compared with the 2013 drop-top. The Corvette coupe is expected arrive in showrooms in September, followed by the convertible late in the year.

The C7 runs a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 pushing out at least 450 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, capable of sprints to 60 mph in less than four seconds. It can be paired with a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters or a seven-speed manual gearbox. The aluminum frame is 99 pounds lighter than the previous generation, contributing to significant weight savings.

Notable options include the 3LT interior package ($8,005), Z51 Performance Package ($2,800) and Magnetic Ride Control ($1,795). The sports car revealed at the Detroit auto show would have cost $73,360.

Here's Chevy's breakdown of how that show car was equipped:

-- 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)

-- Suede microfiber-wrapped upper interior trim ($995)

-- Red-painted calipers ($595)

-- Black-painted wheels ($495)

-- Greg Migliore

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Apr 29, 2013 3:49AM
I think this Vette is HOT! If I had money to waste, I would buy one of these, and I have not been a fan of the Vette since the 60's.
Apr 29, 2013 10:05AM
If I had the money, I'd upgrade my 2006 for the new one, it's pretty incredible.  But, so is my C6, so I'll just continue to be happy with it.
May 11, 2013 5:18AM
When I was six years old I would walk past this shiny blue car with a fast back and retractable headlights. As a young child who loved cars I waited for PE each day just to see this magical car. 50 years later, the magic hasn't changed. The Corvette has always captured the imagination of car lovers and I would argue that the point of the Corvette is not solely to compete with all other sports cars out there (even though it can). The point is that it provides a dream for kids who have grown up with this car to have something they saw and loved and always wanted. I am a CFI, highly placed in a corporate job and make extremely good money as I have worked hard to get here.  I have had half a dozen Corvettes and will buy a C7 as I think it invokes yet again, that dream I had as a young child. To those of you who say this is a mid-life crisis car or a red-neck car, I say... how sad you cannot see this car for what it means to so many people. I for one, am proud to say I love and own Corvette.
May 20, 2013 8:06AM
The Stingray mystique is alive and well. Long may it live!
May 20, 2013 11:31PM
How about a hybrid version based on a very fast version of Chevy Volt technology.
May 20, 2013 11:28AM
I'll just spend $13k on a brand new zx10r and leave that toy car in dust.
Apr 28, 2013 11:27PM
-- Exposed -carbon-fiber roof panel ($1,995)
-- Red painted calipers ($595)
-- Black painted wheels ($495)

That's some expensive paint, but it's even more to not paint. Really GM!
May 7, 2013 9:31PM
Apr 30, 2013 8:09AM
Great car for someone with no kids and a mid-life crisis! But then, I suppose that's what the Corvette has always been marketed toward. But $51,995? C'mon, how are the white trash rednecks suppose to afford their dream car at such a price, and during a recession no less!
Apr 27, 2013 3:19PM
Seven speed manual - good, now offer a model with the Duramax V8 clean diesel!
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