The front end of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Feast your eyes on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (live photography)

Meet the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 – the seventh generation of the fabled American performance car that was introduced at a private event tonight in Detroit on the eve of the 2013 North American International Auto Show.

For months now, the automotive world has been grasping at anything pertaining to the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette from spy shots to service manual images to tooling videos to the recent GM teaser videos but tonight the wait is over – the C7 is here. Tonight at an invite-only event in Detroit, General Motors introduced the seventh generation of the Corvette and while all of the leaked images gave us a pretty good idea of what to expect but that doesn’t make the introduction of the progressive new Corvette any less exciting – or impressive. Along with the new engine, the fully redesigned exterior and the refined, high end interior comes the return of the Stingray name that so many associate with the great Corvettes of the 1960s.

“Stingray is one of the hallowed names in automotive history,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. “We knew we couldn’t use the Stingray name unless the new car truly lived up to the legacy. The result is a new Corvette Stingray that breaks from tradition, while remaining instantly recognizable as a Corvette the world over.”

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I haven't been a Corvette aesthetic fan since the 70s but this is very nice. Finally, a Corvette worthwhile looking.
604 HP, 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, with and ellcrtonicaley limited top speed of 171 mph Jesus Christ, I am truly impressed. For a car that big, those figures are absolutely insane. The estimated city mpg is 10 though XD? When you're that rich, gas money doesn't really matter though I suppose.

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