2014 Corvette Stingray pricing and pics

The convertible’s soft top can be lowered remotely using the key fob.

The convertible’s soft top can be lowered remotely using the key fob.

Chevrolet announced pricing Friday for the 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible, both of which are expected in showrooms sometime in September. The coupe starts at $51,995 and the convertible at $56,995, including the $995 freight charge from Bowling Green, Ky.

Pricing is up by $1,400 for the coupe and $1,240 for the convertible over the 2013 model.

A coupe loaded with the major option packages would run $73,360, Chevy said in a statement.
Standard features include:
• 8-way power adjustable seats, with lightweight frames of magnesium.
• 5-position Drive Mode Selector that dials in up to 12 vehicle attributes.
• New seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching downshifts; optional six-speed automatic.
• 450-hp, overhead valve, 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 with direct-injection and Active Fuel Management (cylinder shutoff).
• Carbon fiber hood. Carbon fiber removable roof panel on coupes.
• Hydroformed aluminum frame (99 pounds lighter and 57 percent stiffer than the previous structure).
• Michelin Pilot Super Sport run-flat tires; 18-inch front, 19-inch rear.
• Dual, eight-inch configurable infotainment screens with rearview camera.
• Bose nine-speaker audio system with satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity and digital audio inputs.
• Keyless access with push-button start.

A coupe loaded with the major option packages will cost around $73,360.

A coupe loaded with the major option packages will cost around $73,360.

Option packages include:
• Leather-wrapped interior (3LT interior package), $8,005
• Z51 performance package, $2,800
• Competition sports seats, $2,495
• Carbon-fiber roof panel, $1,995
• Magnetic ride control with performance traction management, $1,795
• Dual-mode exhaust system, $1,195
• Carbon fiber interior trim, $995
• Sueded, microfiber-wrapped upper interior trim, $995
• Red-painted calipers, $595
• Black-painted wheels, $495

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The 3LT interior package includes: Bose 10-speaker surround-sound audio system; SiriusXM Satellite radio with one-year subscription and HD radio receiver; color head-up display; memory package; navigation system; heated and ventilated seats with power lumbar and bolster adjustment; premium Napa leather seating surfaces; and leather-wrapped dash and instrument panel, console and door panels.

The Z51 Performance Package includes: high-performance gear ratios; transmission-cooling system; larger 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels and tires; larger, slotted rotors and brake-cooling ducts; electronic limited-slip differential and differential cooling system; unique chassis tuning; and available Magnetic Ride Control active-handling system with Performance Traction Management. Equipped with the Z51 package, the Corvette Stingray is capable of accelerating from 0–60 mph in under four seconds, and more than 1 g in cornering.

About Mark Maynard

Mark Maynard has been the automotive editor at the San Diego Union-Tribune since 1992.

He drives nearly 200 vehicles a year for review, has attended several high-performance driving schools and a few off-road driving courses.

He attends many new-vehicle press introductions and schmoozes with auto-industry execs.

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