The 2014 Corvette has a distinct Corvette look that’s unrecognizable with new, modern flourishes. Returning design features are the distinct long nose, the sporty windshield, quad-tail lights, and exhaust pipes. Chevy has also brought back rear-quarter windows that haven’t been part of the Corvette for many years now.
What’s new to the look are LED accents that accentuate the nose and a fearsome grille. Other new design elements include functional hood lovers and functional ports behind the front wheels.
The vehicle’s body is made up of carbon fiber, in addition to the standard fiberglass, that’s incredibly light and durable. Inside the vehicle, there will be an eight-inch screen for the driver that can be manipulated to display different driving data with an additional screen used for infotainment controls like navigation and cell phone connectivity. A few knobs to control volume and tuning will remain, but the driver and passenger will use the screens for most operations.
Engine wise, the new Corvette will feature a large-block V8 engine that’s capable of producing 450 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque allowing it to go from zero to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds. This will be the most powerful base Corvette ever released with an option engine expected to have an output around 600 hp.
While drivers have access to a lot of power, the vehicle will be able to shut off half of the cylinders when power is not needed in order to promote higher fuel economy. During these moments, the Corvette will essentially function as a 3.1L V4. Other performance technologies available include displacement on-demand, variable-valve timing, and direct injection.
To learn more about the upcoming 2014 Corvette, contact Al Piemonte Chevrolet (http://www.piemontechevy.com/