UPDATE: Pricing information came down the pike for the seventh generation, 2014 Corvette Stingray today. We originally brought this to you in January when it was all TBA. For your convenience, the details are below. Pricing starts at $51,995 (before the bells and whistles).
The C7 Corvette Stingray marks the triumphant return of one of Chevrolet’s best-loved autos, and frankly, it’s hard to imagine a time when ol’ Sting looked any better than he does now. With 450 horses under the hood and around 450 lb-ft of torque, this incarnation brings with it plenty of power and handling capabilities. It takes less than four seconds to hit 60 miles per hour from a parked position. Without question, the most powerful standard-model Corvette to date.
Not surprisingly, it is also one of the most fuel-efficient renditions the company has ever produced, besting 26 miles per gallon, according to preliminary Chevy estimates, and beating out the C6 with a little room to spare. The C7 also boasts availability for two different exhaust systems, depending on whether you’re the flashy or pleasure-cruise type. (Note: the base system is the quieter of the two.) But really, if you’re going to own one of these, you might as well flash it up!