2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe from $51,995 & Convertible from $56,995
Back in January, Chevrolet unveiled the best performing base Corvette yet, the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe, followed a few months later by the drop-top. Today, Chevy released the pricing for the Stingray Coupe and Convertible. The Coupe will start at $51,995 plus tax, title and license. The Convertible at $56,995.
Thankfully, Chevrolet didn’t increase the C7’s base price too much from the C6’s $49,600 starting price. The 450 horse & 450 lb-ft Corvette is still the best around in terms of price for performance. The only other cars that come even close are the Nissan GTR at $99,590, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution at $34,695 and the Subura WRX STI at $34,295.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray comes with a pretty good list of standard features:
- Seating with lightweight magnesium frames for exceptional support, and eight-way power adjustment
- Five-position Drive Mode Selector that tailors up to 12 vehicle attributes
- New seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching
- 450 hp & 450 lb-ft of torque 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine with direct injection, Active Fuel Management, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system
- Carbon fiber hood on all models, and a carbon fiber removable roof panel on coupes
- Aluminum frame that is 99 pounds lighter (45 kg) and 57-percent stiffer than the previous model’s structure
- Advanced, high-intensity discharge (HID) and light-emitting diode (LED) lighting
- Dual, eight-inch configurable driver/infotainment screens, with next-generation Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system and rear vision camera
- Bose nine-speaker audio system with SiriusXM Satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and SD card and auxiliary input jack
- Keyless access with push-button start
- Power tilt/telescope steering wheel
- An all-new, fully electronic top on the convertible that can be lowered remotely using the key fob
If you want to go crazy and fit your Corvette with the best options money can buy, here are the options and prices.
- 3LT interior package, with leather-wrapped interior, Bost 10-speaker Surround Sound, Color Heads-Up Display, Nav, Power-Memory Seats and Heated & Ventilated Seats ($8,005)
- Z51 Performance Package with faster gear ratios, trans cooling system, 19″ front wheels, 20″ rear wheels, bigger & slotted brakes, electronic limited slip diff w/ cooling and Magnetic Ride Control ($2,800)
- Competition sports seats ($2,495)
- Exposed-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)
All that kit will set you back $73,360. But, for that, you’ll get over 1 g cornering and a 0-60 time of about 3.8 or 3.9 seconds. Not too bad. For that money, you’re still short almost $11,000 for a 2013 Porsche 911 ($84,300) with only 350 horse and a 4.6 second 0-6. Like a said, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is still the best deal around, so save your pennies. For a great 3D view of the Stingray, click here.