The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray debuts at NAIAS along with vintage support

While the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray made its formal debut last night at a private event in Detroit, today’s start of the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit marked the public debut of the C7 Corvette – with a cast of characters that included one example of every generation Corvette that drew massive crowds all day long.

While it seemed like pretty much everyone in the automotive world attended the 1-13-13 debut of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit, the opening day of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show offered many a first chance to meet the gorgeous new C7 Corvette. Unfortunately, the auto show debut of the new Corvette didn’t bring about any more details on the new GM supercar, the General brought out one example from each generation of the fabled American sports car to help highlight the changes made over the past 60 years of dominating the road and track.

First off, the opening day of the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit’s Cobo Hall brought the attending media from around the world the same two 2014 Corvette Stingray coupes that debuted on Sunday night. This included one in bright red that adorned the center stage of the Chevrolet display (both last night and today) while a dark metallic grey C7 Stingray was located further out in the Chevy display, clear from the fray created by the bright red Corvette on the main stage. Surrounding the red C7 Corvette Stingray and contributing to the absolutely massive crowd that was packed into the Chevy area all day long were six white Corvettes from the past – one from each of the previous six generations. This offered show goers a chance to not just check out the incredible new C7 Stingray alongside the cars that led up to the newest version while also offering a rare chance to see all of the generations of the Corvette side by side. Finally, the Corvette Stingray Coupes debut at the Detroit Auto Show was joined by a huge Chevrolet bowtie logo surrounding the new Stingray text emblem while another new C7 (or more likely a lightweight shell) was pinned on the wall high above the show floor.


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