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Video: Building a 2014 Corvette Stingray from Beginning to End

Assembly of the 2014 Corvette Stingray from Molded Fiber Glass Companies on Vimeo.

From its aluminum chassis to the composite materials used throughout the body panels and interior, the 2014 Corvette Stingray is a complicated and incredible car. Building it requires some of the most advanced production methods currently available, as multiple materials are bonded and bolted together to form a vehicle unlike any other on the market.

Watching the 2014 Corvette come together is like watching a well-choreographed dance between man and machine, and this video captures some of the cutting-edge and old-school methods used to put together this next-generation Corvette.

The whole thing starts with the chassis, which arrives mostly finished but still requires the addition of a few extra pieces for rigidity. From there the Corvette gets the first of its fiberglass tubs, before the center console and windshield section is bolted into place. A few body panels, a hatch and roof later, and the Corvette has suddenly taken shape, just like that.

Of course there’s more to building a car than that, and the best part of the video is when the drivetrain lines up with the mostly-complete body and the two halves become one whole Corvette. It’s a beautiful thing that brings a tear to any gearhead’s eye, and while we’re sure it must get routine after a while like any job, the magic of watching this supercar come together must give these Corvette factory works a special sense of job satisfaction each and every day.

 



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