Want a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray but wary of breaking the bank? Fear not: our colleagues at Motor Trend report that a cheaper model, possibly called the Corvette Coupe, will arrive for 2015.
Launching a slightly more affordable Chevrolet Corvette would help broaden the sports car's appeal. It would drop the Stingray badges and names of the "real" Corvette (pictured) that bowed in Detroit, and it would use a less powerful engine. MT says to expect an aluminum, direct-injection 5.3-liter V-8 based on an engine from General Motors' pickup trucks. It would produce significantly less than the 450 hp on tap in the regular Corvette's 6.2-liter V-8.
The Chevrolet Coupe would also have unique front and rear fascias and aerodynamic parts to help distinguish it from its more expensive sibling. Expect a base price below $50,000.
MT says the Chevrolet Corvette Coupe could debut by 2015. First, we can expect to see the Corvette Stingray convertible next week at the Geneva Motor Show. MT also says we can expect both Z06 and ZR1 performance variants of the Corvette Stingray, potentially with 600 and 700 hp respectively.
Source: Motor Trend