Chevrolet Unveils 2014 Corvette Premiere Edition, Bags and All

2014 Corvette Premiere EditionChevrolet enthusiasts have waited with baited breath for decades and devoured every bit of imagery and information to have been revealed about the upcoming 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which will kick off the Corvette’s C7 generation.  To commemorate the new generation, as well as the 60th anniversary of the Corvette, Chevrolet has unveiled the Corvette Stingray Coupe Premiere Edition.

The Premiere Edition, which is limited to only 500 models, will all be 3LT models with the same Laguna Blue exterior and Brownstone suede interior.  Available upgrades for collectors include suede and carbon fiber interior trim, visible carbon fiber roof, hood stripe, wheel caps and kickplates bearing the Stringray namesake.

Oh, and luggage.  Your Corvette Premiere Edition, powerful, sleek, and seductive, will come with matching Stingray luggage.  Because why not?  No word as to whether or not Chevrolet intends to offer an upgrade that includes a Stingray kitchen sink.

Chevrolet has not released a price point yet, though it is expected that the limited Premiere Edition could start around $70k.  For more information on the Premiere Edition or for the latest information on the upcoming 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray, stop in to Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC and see what the buzz is about!

Old Corvette Stingray Still a Chart Topper

2013 Hot Wheels Edition CamaroWhile the 2014 Corvette Stingray has taken the sports car world by storm, one other Stingray is also topping the charts. In a recent post by http://complexrides.com, they list the “50 Best Hot Wheels of All Time”.  While Chevy recently revitalized the Stingray name, the 1976 Hot Wheels Version of the Stingray is still making a name for itself.

The 1976 Corvette Stingray Hot Wheel car is one of the most popular Hot Wheels ever made according to Chris Yuscavage who put together the list. He ranks the ’76 Stingray as 5th best Hot Wheel of all time.

“You can’t go wrong with a classic, which is why Hot Wheels has recreated this Chevy over and over (and over!) again over the last four decades,” Yuscavage writes in the Stingray caption.

Chevrolet and Mattel have had a strong relationship over the years. Aside from the chart topping miniature Chevrolets Mattel creates, Chevy has come up with a couple Hot Wheels-inspired life-size cars, too. The most recent being the 2013 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition (pictured above) which can still be ordered at select Chevy dealers like Hutch Chevrolet.

To take a nostalgic trip down memory lane, click on over to http://www.complex.com/rides/2013/02/the-50-best-hot-wheels-of-all-time/1976-corvette-stingray to see the classic 1976 Corvette Stingray Hot Wheels car and all of the other vehicles that made the list.

1963 Corvette Sting Ray vs. 2014 Corvette Stingray: What’s changed?

1963 Corvette Sting RayThose who have had the pleasure of driving a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray know that the new Corvette has a lot to live up to. However, GM and most of the automaker world isn’t worried after the recent reveal of the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

So what’s changed on the Sting Ray after 50 years? We’ve broken it down so you can see exactly what you’re dealing with when driving the all-new Corvette.

  • Power- The new Stingray is still powered by a V8 but this engine pulls a little more power than the Sting Ray of ’63. The new Corvette will pull 450 hp with the original Sting Ray achieved 250. Bigger engine, higher horsepower, faster ‘Vette.
  • Efficiency- GM hasn’t released the fuel economy on the new Corvette but they say it will be more efficient than the 6th generation Corvette which achieved 26 mpg highway. That’s quite a jump from the ‘63’s efficiency of 18 mpg highway.
  • Name- While the all-new Corvette bears the name of the 1960’s classic, it puts its own spin on it. The new Corvette Stingray is one word, while the old Sting Ray was two. The new Corvette plans to make a name for itself when it comes out late this year.2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The new Corvette is driven by inspiration of the 1963 classic and while it replicates a few features, the new Corvette plans to become a classic of its own.