Corvette C7 Stingray
Corvette C7 Facts
- Corvette C7 delivery began in September of 2013
- Delivery of 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupes to dealers began on September 18, 2013
- The Gen 5 Small Block engine used in the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is built in GM's Tonawanda Engine Plant.
- Carbon fiber hood and removable roof panel.
- Its fenders, doors, and rear quarter panels remain fiberglass composite.
- The C7 uses Aerogel, a material developed by NASA, to keep heat from the transmission tunnel from transferring into the cabin.
- Chassis is made of hydro-formed aluminum.
- The under-body panels are made of "carbon-nano" composite
- 2014 Model Year is the only year the of the 6 Speed Automatic 6L80 transmission
- 2015 Model Year is the first year for the 8 Speed Automatic 8L90
- 2015 Model Year is the first year for the Z06 performance version
- 2015 Debuts the LT4 engine and exclusively available in the Z06 Corvette
- 2017 Debuts the Grand Sport version of the C7 which is the 4th generation of Corvette to wear the Grand Sport badge
- 2018 Carbon 65 Special Edition
- 2019 Debuts the ZR1 and the new LT5 Engine with 755 hp
The C7 Corvette debuts with a new 7 Speed Rev Matching manual transmission and 6 Speed Paddle Shift Automatic. Options of 2 different seats, Brembo brakes, functional flow through radiator cooling that vents out the hood is also standard.
Detailed Corvette C7 2014+ Links
2014 C7 LT1 Engine
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During development GM assigned their special internal codes for the new Corvette and they are as follows.
- GMX721 = C7 Coupe
- GMX711 = C7 Convertible
- GMX731 = C7 Z06
- GMX245-SSC = Corvette SS or ZR-1(mid-engine Corvette?)
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