New Corvette to start at just under $52K
General Motors Co. said Friday that a base model of the 2014 Corvette Stingray will start at just under $52,000.
Considering everything that GM put into the newest Corvette, the $1,400 price increase over the current model seems pretty modest.
The 2014 Corvette goes on sale this summer. The latest version was completely redone and shares only two parts with the current model, which is 9 years old.
The car was the talk of the Detroit auto show in January because of the dramatic changes GM made to it.
The 1,000-person team at GM made the 2014 version lower and sleeker, saving weight by replacing the steel structure with aluminum. The hood is made of lightweight carbon fiber. The interior gets a more-modern look with new touch screens.
Under the hood, the car gets a new 450-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine that can go to four cylinders on the highway to save fuel. A new seven-speed manual transmission is standard. Even the base model can go from zero to 60 mph in under four seconds, a few tenths of a second faster than the current model.