Most videos that show a car being built are either incredibly long or surprisingly nondescript but thanks to the wonders of the computer age – the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe comes to life before our very eyes. The most impressive portion (in my opinion) of the video is watching the early stages of the chassis go together as it shows just how many individual pieces are linked up to create the underpinnings of the C7 Corvette. About 25 seconds in, the floor of the cabin and the trunk fly in along with the outer rocker panels that run under the doors and with the combination of those features coupled with the roof support – you can begin to recognize the new Corvette.
Later on in the video, the body panels of the 2014 Corvette Stingray fly in and we can instantly see the form of the new Corvette take shape while pausing for a second to show the wiring layout of the C7. Interestingly, this video does not show when the drivetrain goes into the new Corvette during the assembly process but in terms of structural design – this video shows is more detailed than any I have ever seen.
It is fitting that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette – which is already regarded by many as the greatest version of the American motoring icon – should be electronically constructed in this detailed, high tech form. The 2014 Stingray has been designed with every bit of automotive technology that GM could fit into the car and watching the components fly across the screen and create the new Corvette in 52 seconds is like a fine piece of automotive artwork in motion. There is no sound but I can imagine the guy’s voice from the show “How It’s Made” explaining each step of the process – perhaps with a soundtrack consisting heavily of 70s era keyboard tunes. This is like a modern, awesome version of a video that a shop teacher would show his students and hopefully some cool shop teachers will find a way to work this clip into a future lesson plan.