The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe hasn’t yet reached dealerships, but now we’ve seen what appears to be the official dealer order guide. Keep reading to get a preview of some 2014 Corvette Stingray features and options.
Though pricing remains a question mark, what appears to be the order guide details standard and optional equipment. The 2014 Corvette Stingray 1LT comes with a nine-speaker Bose sound system; the 10-speaker system is available on higher trims. The feature that might convince enthusiasts everywhere to spend extra money on the 2LT or 3LT trims is the available color head-up display that can show engine rpm, vehicle speed, and a g-meter. If the order guide is correct, all 2014 Corvette Stingray coupes will have hands-free keyless access.
Step inside the Corvette and an auto-dimming frameless rearview mirror, power seats with two memory presets, and heated/cooled seats are available on the 2LT and 3LT trims. A power tilt and telescope steering wheel is standard on the 1LT, and all trims can replace the leather-wrapped steering wheel with one wrapped in microfiber. There are a number of seat options and five colors including gray, Jet Black, Kalahari, Brownstone, and Adrenaline Red. HID headlights are standard on every trim, and the removable, body-color, carbon-fiber roof panel can be replaced by a one-piece transparent unit or, on the 2LT and 3LT models, by a body-color or carbon-fiber dual roof.
The Z51 Performance package is available on the 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT trims, and includes upgraded brakes, black-painted calipers, a dry sump oil system, Magnetic Selective Ride Control, an electric limited slip differential, and a rear differential cooler. Instead of the regular Stingray’s P245/40ZR18 and P285/35ZR19 front and rear run-flat tires, the Z51 car gets P245/35ZR19 and P285/30ZR20 run flats. The six-speed automatic (with paddle shifters) will be available on every Stingray trim, while the seven-speed manual gets revised ratios with the Z51 package.
The order guide suggests there will be 10 Corvette Stingray colors: Laguna Blue Tintcoat, Lime Rock Green Metallic, Velocity Yellow Tintcoat, Arctic White, Blade Silver Metallic, Black, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Cyber Gray Metallic, Torch Red, and Night Race Blue Metallic. One option that catches our eye is the exhaust upgrade, which replaces the three-inch polished stainless-steel tips with dual-mode four-inch tips that have an “aggressive exhaust sound” and may even increase horsepower just a bit from the 450-hp V-8. To make your C7 stand out even more, brake calipers can be finished in red or yellow.
With an eight-inch central display and countless improvements to the interior, it looks like Chevrolet may be able to justify the expected price bump over the outgoing Corvette’s MSRP until the new base-model Corvette Coupe arrives.
Source: Corvette Blogger