14 de janeiro de 2013

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7. The Return of the Stingray [Video]


Here you have one of the most anticipated premieres of the Detroit Auto Show. GM calls it the return of the Stingray comparing it with the model from 1963, which equally incorporates, according to General Motors North America President Mark Reuss, "performance leadership, delivering cutting-edge technologies, breathtaking design and awe-inspiring driving experiences,”.

The Corvette Stingray only shares two parts with the previous generation and those don't include the all new frame structure, chassis, powertrain, interior and exterior.

About the powertrain, the C7 has a new 6.2liter LT1 V8 engine with an estimated 450hp (335 kW) and 610Nm (450 lb/ft) of torque connected to a seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching or an automatic gearbox with six speeds, meaning it will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in less than four seconds.

The engine uses several new technologies to help save fuel, such as, direct injection, Active Fuel Management, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system. All of this allows for a consumption of just 9l/100km (26 US mpg).

The use of composite and carbon-fiber body panels, hydroformed aluminum frame with aluminum and magnesium structural and chassis components allow for a 50/50 weight distribution. 

The sports car will be built at GM’s Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant and sales will start in the third quarter of 2013.

Source: GM