Last week, Chevrolet gave journalists and media members the chance to drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray, soon to be available from our family of dealerships.
While opinions always vary, the overall message remains the same: the new Corvette is fast, aggressive, and highly impressive.
Buzz for the 2014 Corvette Stingray:
Thoughtful touches abound, like a fully customizable digital instrument panel and the small redundant climate control buttons for the passenger near their door. All these changes make for an incredibly compelling sports car. The previous Corvette required some seat time to get comfortable pushing its limits; the C7 is ready to dance right out of the box.
– David Undercoffler, Los Angeles Times
It feels adjustable on the throttle like many European performance cars; give it too much right foot and the rear end will come around quick, but this is the fun — not terrifying — and controllable type of oversteer enthusiast drivers covet. Optional competition-like seats will debut when the Stingray convertible arrives in the fourth quarter of this year and will strengthen the driver-machine connection further; but we’re happy already.
– Mac Morris, AutoWeek
With quad pipes lined up at the center rear of the car, the exhaust note was everything I would want it to be. From a quiet rumble at idle, it went to a snorting roar at maximum acceleration. On a winding country road, the nose pointed precisely when in response to my turn input. On the cone course, the car rotated neatly on the turn apexes as I cranked the wheel around.
– Wayne Cunningham, CNET
Direct fuel injection and new combustion chambers not only give new life to the small block, they also make the thing sound like the Battle of Gettysburg. Considering the performance strides, the splendid interior, the Stingray’s screaming value, and its fun-to-drive vibe, here’s our Corvette report card: A+ for effort, straight As for execution
– Don Sherman, Car and Driver
If the question is: what’s the most performance you can buy for $50,000, there is no doubt that the answer is the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The Z51, on the other hand, equipped with all of the must-have extras isn’t just the Vette we like, it’s what we think the Corvette should be…and if that costs $70,000, so be it. Even then, it’s still a bargain.
-Colum Wood, AutoGuide.com
The quality of the materials is higher now, with a greater use of soft-touch materials and more prominent display of leather stitching. Sure, it will still do endless burnouts if you want it to. But with newfound interior refinement and up-to-date electronic features, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is now a more appealing and well-rounded choice for a sports car.
– Edmunds.com Reviews
2014 Corvette Stingray Coming Soon to Cedar Rapids
Call McGrath Auto today at 877-226-0908 to learn more about the 2014 Corvette Stingray.