The web is buzzing today with GM’s release of standard pricing and options for the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe and Convertible. Enthusiasts and media-types alike are pulling out their calculators to price out their dream package when the much-anticipated Corvettes hit the showroom floor later this year.
Base price for the coupe is $51,995 including destination fee and $56,995 for the convertible model, an increase of $1,400 for both over the outgoing 2013. The standard package for the next-generation Corvette carries many improvements over the sixth-generation and Chris Perry, Vice President of Chevrolet Marketing, certainly sounds proud of it. “The Corvette Stingray delivers a combination of performance, design and technology that very few manufacturers can match, and none can even come close for $52,000.”
1LT Base Equipment Group 1Y*07/1Y*67 $0.00 2LT Equipment Group 1Y*07/1Y*67 $4,210.00 3LT Preferred Equipment Group 1Y*07/1Y*67 $8,005.00
D30 Custom Color and Trim Combinations $590.00 PIN Customer Selectable VIN $5,000.00 R8C Corvette Museum Delivery w/Interior Plaque Includes CFX (Plaque) $990.00 ERI Battery Protection Package $100.00 J6E Yellow Brake Calipers $595.00 J6F Red Brake Calipers $595.00 NPP Exhaust System Performance $1,195.00 VK3 Front License Plate Bracket &R7E $15.00 FAY Carbon Fiber Interior Appearance Package &2LT/3LT $995.00 IL4 Sueded Microfiber Seat Inserts &2LT $395.00 IL6 Sueded Microfiber Seat Inserts &3LT $395.00 IWE Sueded Microfiber-Wrapped Trim Package &3LT $995.00 UY4 Chevrolet MyLink Navigation System &1LT/2LT $795.00 G7H Laguna Blue Tintcoat $995.00 G7J Lime Rock Green Metallic $495.00 G8A Velocity Yellow Tintcoat $995.00 GBE Crystal Red Tintcoat $995.00 C2M Carbon Fiber/Transparent Dual Roof Package 1Y*07 &2LT/3LT only $2,995.00 C2Q Body-Color/Transparent Dual Roof Package 1Y*07 &2LT/3LT only $1,995.00 C2Z Removable Roof Panel, Visible Carbon Fiber with body-color surround 1Y*07 &2LT/3LT only $1,995.00 CC3 Removable Roof Panel, 1-piece Transparent 1Y*07 only $995.00 AE4 Competition / Performance Sport Seats Without Sueded Inserts $1,995.00 AE4 Competition / Performance Sport Seats With Sueded Inserts $2,495.00 TTV Carbon Flash Painted Spoiler & Outside Mirrors $100.00 FE4 Magnetic Selective Ride Control w/ PTM 1YX*7 only $1,795.00 MYC 6 Speed Paddle Shift Automatic Transmission $1,350.00 Q7E Chrome Aluminum Wheels 1YX*7 only $1,995.00 Q7T Black Painted Aluminum Wheels 1YX*7 only $495.00 QX3 Chrome Aluminum Wheels 1YY*7 only $1,995.00 RQ1 Machine Faced Aluminum Wheels 1YY*7 only $1,495.00
For the buyer looking to get in on the ground floor with the standard package, features will include a 6.2 liter LT1 V-8 engine with direct injection, Active Fuel Management, continuously variable valve timing, and an advanced combustion system. The new seven-speed manual transmission features Active Rev Matching that anticipates gear selections and matches engine speed for perfect shifts every time. The aluminum frame is 99 pounds lighter and 57-percent stiffer than the previous model’s structure.
Both the coupe and convertible will include carbon fiber hoods, with a carbon fiber removable roof panel on the coupe. The all-new, fully electronic top on the convertible can be lowered remotely using the key fob. Smooth jazz and 1970’s classic rock alike will be pumped through a Bose nine-speaker audio system with SiriusXM Satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, USB, SD card, and auxiliary input jacks. Seating includes eight-way power adjustment and lightweight magnesium frames for exceptional support. A five-position Drive Mode Selector tailors up to 12 vehicle attributes to fit the driver’s environment. Dual eight-inch configurable driver/infotainment screens include the next-generation MyLink infotainment system and a rear vision camera.
All of the standard features offered in the base models are sure to get Corvette buyers in the door, but with the list of add-on features available, it will cost a little more to achieve dream-package level. For example, the Stingray coupe shown at the North American International Auto Show was fitted with the major available options, and would come in at a price of $73,360. Included in the showpiece is the 3LT interior package which has a 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.
In addition, they’ve tacked on the Z51 Performance Package with 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. The coupe is completed with competition sports seats, an exposed-carbon-fiber roof panel, dual-mode exhaust system, carbon fiber interior trim, sueded microfiber-wrapped upper interior trim, red painted calipers and black painted wheels.
The price jump from the standard to the high-end package doesn’t seem to be a problem, however, for those interested in the added luxury and performance. To build up your own version of the 2014 Corvette Stingray dream, keep tabs on Chevy’s website as we get closer to the third quarter of 2013, when the Stingray is expected to hit showrooms.