Chevrolet Begins Shipping 2014 Corvette Stingray
All-new Stingray Coupes rolling out of Bowling Green plant for dealers
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. Chevrolet today began shipping the all-new 2014
Corvette Stingray Coupe to dealers.
"It's an amazing sight to see the transporters filled with
Stingrays heading to customers in all corners of the country,"
said Dave Tatman, plant manager of General Motors' Bowling Green
Assembly plant. "The pride at Bowling Green is overwhelming and
it shows in the tremendous quality and attention to detail going into
each one of these new Corvettes."
Bowling Green Assembly has produced approximately 1,000 Corvette
Stingrays for customer deliveries. Most of these vehicles are expected
to be delivered to dealers within the next few weeks. To expedite
delivery, vehicles may be shipped out of build sequence, which is a
normal part of any new vehicle launch.
The Bowling Green facility underwent a $131-million upgrade to support
production of the Corvette Stingray, including approximately $52
million for a new body shop to manufacture the car's all-new aluminum
frame in-house for the first time.
The lightweight aluminum frame is the foundation for the most powerful
standard Corvette ever, with an SAE-certified 455 horsepower (339 kW)
and 460 lb-ft of torque (624 Nm) and 460 horsepower (343 kW) and 465
lb-ft (630 Nm) with the available performance exhaust system. It is
also the most capable standard Corvette ever, with Z51-equipped models
able to sprint from 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds, run the quarter-mile in 12
seconds at 119 mph, achieve 1.03g in cornering grip and stop from 60
mph in 107 feet.
Complementing its performance capability with efficiency, the Corvette
Stingray delivers the best fuel economy of any sports car on the
market an EPA-estimated 17 mpg in city driving and 29 mpg on the
highway. No other car offers more than 455 horsepower and greater than
29 mpg on the highway.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the seventh generation of the sports
car, which has been built exclusively at the Bowling Green plant since
Pricing for the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe starts at $51,995
including destination. The Convertible is priced at $56,995 including
destination. Production of the Stingray Convertible will begin by the
end of this year.