The 2014 Corvette Stingray raised the bar not just for GM, but for every automaker seeking to make any kind of sports coupe, because it will inevitably be held to the Corvette standard. Boasting 450 horsepower from its 6.2 liter LT1 engine and an all-new frame built from aluminum wrapped around the most luxurious interior to ever grace a Chevy, the 2014 Stingray sets the bar very, very high.
Which is good, because the Corvette is now competing on a global stage with more competition than ever, which includes markets like Germany, which shares America’s love for performance vehicles. One key difference is that in Germany, the 2014 Corvette can flex its full performance potential on public roads like the Autobahn, where this recent top speed video came from.
GM is making a concentrated effort to push Chevrolet products in Europe and other markets outside of the U.S., trying to make Chevy a global brand in an attempt to unite GM across all continents. With a product like the 2014 Corvette, which serves as a halo car that the brand can tout to potential buyers, it’s all about the numbers and the street cred.
That’s where this video comes in. Taking full advantage of the speed limit-free sections of the Autobahn, a very-lucky GM engineer takings the 2014 Corvette to its maximum top speed, 186 MPH, or 300 kph. The combination of the Corvette’s sexy sound and a traffic-free left lane is every Chevy fan’s wet dream, and without having to worry about the po-po, you can let your right foot feel the floor.