The Corvette C7: A Reason to Get Excited

2014CorvetteStingrayAlthough the right hand drive model has been delayed for release, for everyone in the left hand drive world it might be time to take a look at the new Corvette Stingray.

The seventh generation of Corvettes, this is not your dad’s Corvette, featuring a newly revamped 455 horsepower engine and a 3.8 second zero to sixty time making it competitive with the European supercars. Gone are the signature circular rear lights, replaced with a look that is half classic Stingray and half Lamborghini. A carbon fiber hood and NASA-designed aerogel keep the weight down and the gas mileage high with an average of 26 miles to the gallon.

The interior is just as impressive as the exterior with the 3LT package offering a leather wrapped control panel, door panels, and dashboard. The seats feature Napa Leather and have seat heating and cooling systems. The C7 also features a convertible model with no compromises to any of the standard features and a top that can open at speeds up to 30 miles per hour, which means never having to pull over again.

For those looking for a fully tailored car, Corvette allows you to customize almost every detail of the car from seat color down to brake color.

Named the 2014 Automobile Magazine Auto of the Year, the Corvette C7 Stingray is too good to pass over. To get yours, head to Les Stanford Chevrolet, America’s Corvette King!

2014 Automobile of the Year – the Corvette Stingray

2014 corvette stingray gaugeThe engineers started from square one when designing the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.  Their revolutionary use of a lightweight, aluminum space frame, combined with carbon fiber and carbon-nano-composite components reduce weight in order to achieve the ultimate in handling and acceleration.  With a 0 – 60 mph time of 3.8 seconds the 2014 Corvette is the fastest, most powerful, standard Corvette ever made.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray comes with a number of standard features, which would be extra on most high performance vehicles, including two 8-inch HD color displays, keyless access with push button start, rearview camera, and a 9-speaker Bose audio system.  There are many luxurious and performance driven optional features available as well such as custom leather interiors, larger front and rear rims, larger front brakes, a specially designed aero package to reduce lift and increase high-speed handling, and a color heads up display.

The 6.2L V-8 small block engine standard in every model of the 2014 Corvette Stingray is capable of 460 hp when matched with the Z51 high performance package, and is still able to achieve an environmentally friendly EPA estimated 29 mpg highway average.  Interior comforts such as optional heated/vented seats, 8-way power Nappa leather seats, navigation system, and a universal home remote all combine to make the Stingray as comfortable and stylish as it is powerful.  Driver safety has not been overlooked either and includes both driver and passenger airbags, 4-wheel ABS, and a traction control system.

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The 2014 Corvette – A Sting To European Power and Luxury

2014 Corvette Stingray at Les Stanford Chevrolet the Corvette KingThe brand new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is simply a masterpiece of American engineering and design.  The sleek new Corvette boasts a brand new body inspired by the classic Stingray design of the sixties and seventies.  Corvette loyalists may sneer at the new design, but this Stingray body provides a perfectly balanced 50/50 weight distribution for maximum performance on the road and track.

Not short on power, the 2014 Corvette Stingray comes with a tried and true 6.2-liter small block V8, that produces 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque.  With a curb weight of only 3,298 pounds, this engine rockets the Corvette to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.  Handling all of this power is a superb seven speed transmission that helps the Corvette achieve 29 mpg on the highway.  Potential buyers can opt for the seven speed manual or seven speed dual-clutch transmission.

The Corvette has always been a car that delivers great performance for the money, but consistently fell short on the interior.  Especially when compared to its European rivals, the Corvette interior left everyone wanting more.  The new Stingray changes all of that and provides buyers with a truly luxurious European inspired interior.  All of the surfaces are made with high quality material and are soft to the touch. The feel of the leather steering wheel and bucket racing seats truly make the driver feel like they are in a top of the line performance car.  The ability to select five different driving modes allows the driver to adjust the driving characteristics of the Stingray to its environment.  If the clouds decide to open up, the driver can select weather mode.  If you’re at the the track and want some more thrills, one can easily put the ‘Vette into track mode.

This is definitely a new direction for the Corvette.  Chevrolet has created a car that can compete with the best performance cars in world, especially its European rivals.  The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray represents American ingenuity at its finest and will put a smile on the face of anyone who drives it.  See for yourself with a test drive at Les Stanford Chevrolet, America’s Corvette King!

Ready for a NEW, new Corvette?

2015 Corvette Z06Did you enjoy the release of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray the Detroit auto show this year?  Then get ready! Another Corvette will make its debut at the show in January!

Last week, General Motors revealed plans to unveil the 2015 Corvette Z06 at the North American International Auto Show. The automaker said it expects to begin production on the new high-performance sports car, designed to appeal to racing enthusiasts and speed-thirty sports car fans, in late 2014.

GM’s statement said of the vehicle, “It will be the most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique power train, chassis and aerodynamic features.”

While actual specs and statistics are still under wraps, obviously, rumor has it that the new Z06 could pack as much as 600 horsepower from a V8 engine of some sort. Possibilities include a twin-turbo 4.5-liter, normally aspirated 6.2-liter and 7.0-liter options, or a supercharged 6.2-liter V8.

The 2015 Z06could possibly be the best Corvette ever.  So stay tuned.  You’re sure to find this amazing vehicle at Les Stanford Chevrolet, the Corvette King!

The New Sporty 2014 Corvette Models

2014 Corvette Stingray C7 at Les Stanford ChevroletChevrolet is one of the top vehicle makers in the world, and the Corvette has always been one of consumers favorite sports car models on the market from year to year. The 2014 Corvette is no different from the ones in the past in this aspect. It takes all the quality aspects of Chevrolet and the Corvette and makes it even better.

There are two styles of the 2014 Corvette available on the market, and they are the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe and the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible. This gives consumers the option for a hardtop Corvette or convertible. This new model of the Corvette was tested for speed, and on the test track, the 2014 Corvette went from zero miles per hour to sixty miles per hour in only 3.8 seconds. This makes the new 2014 Corvette one of the fastest vehicles on the market.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe comes with a 460 horsepower V8 engine for all of the consumers that enjoy their car to have to extra powerful kick. Another aspect of the new 2014 Corvette will appear to anyone on the market for a new car. In today’s society, gas prices have sky rocketed from what they were in the past, and the Corvette Stingray Coupe helps with this problem, because it gets around 29 miles per gallon of gas when driven on the highway.

Ready to feel the power of the Stingray for yourself?  Visit Les Stanford Chevrolet, the Corvette King!

The 60th Anniversary Edition- Corvette’s Royal Experience

2013 Chevy Corvette at Les Stanford ChevroletThe 2013 Chevrolet Corvette is the ultimate sports car for two. The Corvette comes in a number of options for a coupe, convertible or the upgraded 427, Z06 and ZR1 models. The 60th anniversary package is available on all 2013 Corvettes and features bright white exterior paint with a leather and suede interior.

The round shape of the fenders is the signature style of the Chevrolet Corvette for the past 60 years. The upgraded models have additional options for dramatic features for the body. The two types of exteriors available are the coupe or convertible. The coupe has a small fixed roof panel that connects and holds to the glass windshield. The convertible comes with removable roof panels that fold easily in the trunk.

The interior is designed to accommodate daily and short high performance drives on the racetrack or road with added comforts and innovative designs for a royal experience. A padded center console, arm rests and other cushioned areas provide a softer driving touch and feel.

The steering wheel has a specific badge in the middle depending on the model selected. The steering wheel is relatively small to the dashboard and the measurements are easy to view. The steering wheel also has small and accessible switches for quick control of the vehicle. To get in the Corvette and drive, unlock the side door with a key and then start the engine using a small switch inside.

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Classy American Corvette

2013 Chevy Corvette at Les Stanford ChevroletThe classy American Corvette is known for its name. The latest 2013 model is a convertible but has all the bells and whistles for the diehard Corvette car owner. The Corvette stills gets 26 MPG highway miles. It reaches 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds and comes with the classic 430 horse power engine.

The Magnetic Selective Ride Control feature makes the ride so much more enjoyable on twisty roads. The Corvette stills comes with the standard 6 speed manual transmission but it can be upgraded to the 6 speed paddle shift automatic transmission. However, the standard 6 speed manual transmission allows the engine to operate more efficiently.
The 2013 Corvette is also known for its amazing safety features. The Active Handling feature helps keep the car on the road in bad weather. The run flat tires will keep the Corvette moving even on low air pressure until the tire can be fixed. The 2013 Corvette is equipped with frontal and side impact air bags for ultimate protection. Last but not least, OnStar is available on the new 2013 Corvette.

The most impressive feature of the 2013 Corvette is ecologic. For example, many of the low-mass materials used inside and outside of the Corvette help reduce the engine workload. New engine oils have improved viscosity characteristics, which in return has contributed to a better fuel economy.

Feel the power of the 2013 Corvette for yourself!  Test drive one today at Les Stanford Chevrolet, the Corvette King!

Drive The Car Of Your Dreams When You Drive A Corvette

Corvette King Les Stanford ChevroletThe Corvette is one of the most unique and intriguing automobiles that graces the roads today.  This model has a long and storied history, one that is rich with engineering achievements.  These achievements continue in the Corvette models that are manufactured today.  In no other automobile can an individual expect to get the sleek looks coupled with the raw power that is offered by the Corvette.  The vehicle itself has always been a leader in sports cars.  This legacy continues today.

Imagine being able to drive a brand new Corvette.  Imagine the feel of the engine as the accelerator is pressed down and the split second handling that responds virtually instantaneously.  Imagine attracting attention everywhere the car is driven as heads turn to admire its sleek looks or the growl of its engine.  Imagine being able to own such vehicle and experience driving it each and every day.

In addition to its outstanding performance characteristics and its looks, the Corvette that rolls off the assembly line today is manufactured with all of the latest amenities.  The car is much more comfortable than it used to be.  The car comes with a variety of options so that it can be purchased to suit the needs and desires of the individual in question.  There is little doubt that the legacy of the Corvette will continue for years to come.   The car is unlike any other and its long line of supporters will no doubt continue enjoying this fine automobile.

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Too Much Information? Not from the 2014 Corvette Stingray

2014 corvette stingray gaugeThe advanced cluster display in the 2014 Corvette Stingray can provide up to 69 unique sources of information, ranging from an interactive performance timer to a tire tread temperature display. The crisp and bright display features make this information easily accessible via three configurable modes that prioritize information for daily commuting, weekend canyon carving and track events.

Flanked by three analog gauges for speed, fuel level, and engine-coolant temperature, the eight-inch liquid-crystal display screen in the center of the cluster is organized into sport, tour and track themes that change with the Driver Mode Selector. Each display theme is designed for a specific driving scenario and can be configured through applications found in the “app tray.”

“The new Corvette Stingray features many advanced technologies, so our challenge when designing the driver’s displays was to ensure that those technologies could be easily found in common driving scenarios,” said Jason Stewart, General Motors interaction designer.
“The touring theme places more emphasis on multimedia and infotainment; the sport theme emphasizes performance features with a prominent shift indicator and a large radial tachometer; track theme offers a race-inspired layout containing a sweeping tachometer, Corvette racing inspired shift lights and permanent lap-time displays,” Stewart said. “Each of these three themes can also be configured so that drivers can personalize their experience in the Stingray.”

The 10 configurable display features that will help drivers realize the Stingray’s capabilities are:
The Tour theme – Displayed when the Stingray is in Weather, Eco, or Tour drive mode, this is the most modern display, providing essential vehicle information drivers want for commuting or long-distance driving and includes key vehicle information and multimedia displays;
the Sports theme – Displayed when the Stingray is in Sport mode, this theme is designed to recall the classic sports-car experience, with a single, radial tachometer dominating the display;
the Track theme – Inspired by the cluster of the Corvette Racing C6.R, this theme prioritizes the information vital for a successful track outing, including a “hockey stick” style tachometer, large gear indicator and shift lights;
Adjustable redline – All themes feature an adjustable redline that shows the suggested maximum engine speed as low as 3,500 rpm when the engine is cold;
Tachometer halo – The Sport theme features a ring around the tachometer that glows from yellow to amber to red as engine rpms increase;
Shift lights – The track theme features shift lights influenced by the C6.R, which illuminate from the outside-in, transition from green to yellow to blue and flash at redline providing an easy-to-see shift notification at high speeds;
Friction bubble/cornering force  – The friction bubble that displays lateral and longitudinal G-forces allows drivers to measure how close they are to the Stingray’s limits;
Tire temperature gauge  – Leveraging the existing Tire Pressure Monitoring System, this patented system informs the driver as the tires warm up from cold to warm to hot, with hot being the optimal temperature for peak grip and track performance;
Acceleration timer  – The interactive timer features programmable start/end speeds, which enable drivers to measure any acceleration run, from a traditional 0-60 mph to acceleration from 70-100 mph in top gear;
and the Lap timer  – Shows current, previous and best lap times, enabling drivers to measure their consistency while lapping a road course.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale in the third quarter of 2013.  Pre-order yours at Les Stanford Chevrolet, the Corvette King!

The Corvette C7 is a Work Of Art – Inside and Out

Chevy Corvette C7- Image Acquired from Jalopnik at http://jalopnik.com/The new Corvette is being met by much excitement, not just because it is a new model Corvette but because it will be a new generation as well. The C7 is rumored to come out by 2013 in time for the 60th Anniversary for Corvettes and will be quite different than the C6 or even the C5 for that matter. Chevy has tried to keep the details under wraps, however there are quite a few things that are estimated to be very accurate.

The first of the main features of the C7 is the engine. Chevy appears to be going to something similar to what they have in Corvette Racing. The engine will likely be a 5.5 liter V6 engine with 440 horsepower (and potentially even more). There is also going to be a 7-speed gearbox to compete with the Ferrari release, as well as a rumored dual clutch to offer more performance. With all of these changes, it is also phenomenal to note that it is estimated that the fuel efficiency will increase, though no hybrid model is expected to be released.

The aesthetics of the Corvette are also going to be enhanced significantly – much more than the two past generations, over the last 13 years. The back end will receive some modifications because the current model is too wide. There have also been photos taken to indicate that the new Corvette will feature a lengthened wheel base, as well as two of the four quad design tail pipes open to offer some new changes to the exterior.

In the interior of the Corvette C7, there are plenty of rumors to indicate that one should get excited because there will be a better gauge cluster, including a potential 8 inch color LCD display. This will certainly be a generation to go down in the sports car history books.

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