C7 Corvette Chief Engineer Explains Why 6 Speed Auto Transmission Chosen

February 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm

C7 Corvette Stingray chief engineer Tadge Juechter explains the choice to go with a 6 speed automatic transmission (and not 8 speed) for the 2014 Corvette – see 10:30 into this video.

Essentially, the reason is that the 6 speed is good for high torque engine like the LT1, while fitting an 8 speed just adds weight and mass.

2014 Stingray Revealed: DRIVING EXPERIENCE | 2014 Corvette (Best Listen at C7 Yet)

February 21, 2013 at 11:37 am

Newest (and best, in our opinion) installment of the “2014 Stingray Revealed” series from GM. This one features the driving experience of the C7 Corvette Stingray.

Per GM: The 2014 Corvette Stingray transforms the driving experience. Everything changes. Five distinct, selectable driver modes. Real-time performance data. An Electronic Limited Slip Differential. Integrated driving technology. All calibrated to instill confidence in the driver.

The video feature gives us the best listen yet at the C7 Corvette, both at startup and while in motion. Check it out inside!

2014 Stingray Revealed: ENGINEERING | 2014 Corvette

February 14, 2013 at 2:30 pm

The third episode of GM’s “2014 Stingray REVEALED” features has been posted. The feature focuses on the engineering behind the C7 Corvette.

In GM’s words, the “2014 Corvette Stingray is engineered to be unexpected. A solid aluminum space frame. Advanced lightweight materials. Innovative joining processes. A revolutionary new 6.2L LT1 V8 engine. All machined for precision.”

Check it out.

2014 Stingray Revealed: INTERIOR DESIGN | 2014 Corvette

February 9, 2013 at 9:00 am

The next (second) installment of GM’s 2014 Stingray Revealed features has been posted. This one focuses on the 2014 Corvette Stingray interior, which features a design, materials, and quality that GM feels is a departure from the much maligned interiors of past Corvettes.

Watch Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco Handed Keys to Newly Won 2014 Corvette Stingray

February 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Watch the 2013 Super Bowl MVP, Joe Flacco, being presented the keys to his newly won 2014 Corvette Stingray (for being the game’s MVP).

Those are just a representative key and Corvette however, as production of Flacco’s actual C7 will not be until production begins in the Summer-Fall.

More sightings in AZ: Black, Laguna Blue, Velocity Yellow Spotted + Interior shot in Black

February 1, 2013 at 6:49 pm

And in yet another sighting in Arizona, a Velocity Yellow, Laguna Blue, and Black C7 Corvette were spotted, giving the best look yet at the Velocity Yellow C7, and a first real life look at the black interior. Check out the pics inside.

Cool Cyber Gray Metallic C7 Driving Animation

February 1, 2013 at 1:57 am

Here’s a cool animation of a Cyber Gray Metallic C7 Corvette in action, both from the exterior and interior.

Video: 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray Exterior Design and Aerodynamics Explored

January 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Watch GM engineers and designers explain in this video how the 2014 Corvette Stingray’s distinct aeronautical lines and intricate ventilation systems results from its sleek, sculpted finish. See how purposeful aerodynamic design yields a fully functional exterior and a totally new breathing experience.

Best Pics Yet of C7 Corvette Stingrays in the Wild – in Laguna Blue, Torch Red, and Black [with Video]

January 25, 2013 at 10:30 am

Corvette7 site member Vette_85 was the lucky civilian who spotted the three C7 Corvette Stingrays testing in Arizona. He has shared these photos with us, which give us the best look yet at the Laguna Blue and Black colors, as well as the colors compared to Torch Red.

FYI, the black Stingray was a Z51 package with 7 speed manual. The blue and red ones were base models. Thanks to Vette_85 for sharing!

Full gallery INSIDE.

More Corvette Stingrays caught the wild – Blue, Black, and Red C7s together

January 24, 2013 at 12:19 pm

The sightings of 2014 Corvette Stingray mules continue throughout Arizona. This latest one features the first time that C7s in blue, red, and black have been seen together. Check out the clip inside.