Despite some strong efforts from Hyundai and even Kia in recent years, South Korea still isn't known as a place where great performance cars come from. Apparently we can blame home market noise regulations for some of that, which could also keep the Corvette Stingray out of the country.
It's not the power or the speed or the driftastic nature of the Corvette Stingray that'll get you into trouble with the law. It's the Performance Data Recorder and the new Valet Mode that – when turned on – records conversations inside the car. In 13 states, that's illegal without consent.
Most automotive accessories look stupid and cheap when you tack them on to your ride. Eyelashes for headlights?...I don't know about you, but I get a little uncomfortable when I spot a sexualized Kia Forte. But I can get down with American Car Craft's Vette shark-teeth.
"It's Mercedes' 911 fighter!" That's what everybody, including us, had to say about the debut of the Mercedes-AMG GT today. But the last time I checked, there are more than just two powerful, high-end sports cars in the world.
Apart from fuel economy, GM's new Hydra-Matic 8L90 transmission also improves the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray's 0-60 acceleration time to 3.7 seconds, making it run the quarter-mile in 11.9 seconds. Yeah, technology!
Many high-end cars have valet modes which allow the owner to limit certain features of their car, even horsepower, when handing the keys over to a valet. For 2015 the Corvette Stingray gets the best valet mode of any car, courtesy of its Performance Data Recorder.
Automotive product placements in movies have reached the point where they're more annoying than anything else, but I'll make an exception for the Corvette Stingray driven by Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow in the Captain America sequel. I think it suits her.
"So my coworker got a new Corvette a few weeks ago," reads the opening of this thread on NASIOC. And the accompanying picture is just perfect.
Are six ratios not enough for you when you're holding up traffic in the left lane of the freeway in your Corvette? Well, get ready to cruise in eighth, because the C7 is getting two more gears for your gearbox pleasure.
Burnouts. Because burnouts.
Apparently, being a public servant in Dubai is like a real life version of Bad Boys or Miami Vice. You just get to drive sick performance cars everywhere and generally look awesome. We know the Dubai cops do this, and now we know even the fire department gets in on the action.
GM took the 2014 Corvette Stingray to the Nürburgring for "testing." No lap time yet, which is kind of a tease.
I gotta hand it to Matt Farah. He runs a website called The Smoking Tire, and when he's handed the keys to the new 2014 Corvette Stingray, he does not disappoint in that department. It turns out the C7 'Vette is superb at annihilating rubber.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray is coming to China. How much will this four-wheeled freedom mobile cost? Just $245,000.