Video: Building a 2014 Corvette Stingray from Beginning to End
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.