Tuesday, January 15, 2013
2014 Corvette Looks Remarkably Like the F12 Berlinetta
The year 2013 ushers in the most recent reincarnation of the legendary Chevrolet Corvette. This years model features an much needed all-new interior, a completely redefined LT1 engine, and a re-worked exterior, making this (hopefully) the best Corvette produced to date.
It seems that Chevy decided it was time to up the ante in regards to performance as well as quality of build. The new engine boasts 450 HP and 450 ft. lb of torque. Now, these aren't huge numbers for a car of this caliber, but I can promise you that they are sufficient for what it is. It sprints from 0-60 in under four seconds, which has been the standard for most base model 'Vettes released in the past 7 years. Lap times and braking distance remains largely the same, because of Chevy's choice to leave the old suspension used in the Grand Sport.
All in all, the new Stingray Corvette is the culmination of all the years of Corvette history rolled into one edgy, new beast. Of course, there will be loyalists and naysayers, but when are there not? I believe that it is an excellent addition to the Chevrolet family, and I can't wait to drive one myself! Don't forget to "Like" Wheels and Deals on Facebook, and keep updated on future reviews and announcements!