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.

Considering a Corvette?  Feel its power with a test drive at Les Stanford Chevrolet, the Corvette King!

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 New and Improved 2014 Corvette

2014 Corvette at Les Stanford Chevrolet the Corvette KingThe Corvette has been around for many decades but the soon to be released 2014 Corvette has certainly shown some great upgrades. Starting from the outside the 2014 Corvette has been redesigned to have a more angular shape that looks even more classy and stylish than previous versions. The inside of the Corvette has also been improved for better comfort and control.

The 2014 Corvette is a hatchback coupe style. There will be two different trims available one is the base and the other is the z51. Each model offers different features and different looks. The base model gets up to 17 miles per gallon city and 29 miles per gallon highway. There is an mp3 player, a navigation system and heated mirrors. There are also standard features like cruise control, power window and power locks.

The z51 style of the 2014 Corvette will offer a long list of great features. There is stability control, traction control, 4 wheel abs, and a remote anti theft system. The z51 Corvette also has power locks, windows and heated mirrors just as the base model does. The inside is designed for maximum comfort although it is only a two seat car. There is an air filtration system, hands free calling, a sun sensor, a leather steering wheel and an 8 way adjustable driver seat. The z51 style gets 17 miles per gallon city miles and 29 highway miles per gallon.

The 2014 Corvette comes in a variety of colors including red, dark blue, lighter blue, white, black, yellow, silver, burgundy, gray and green. The interior also comes in a variety of colors such as grey, brown and black and red. The interior also comes in leather and suede mixes. The 2014 Corvette will offer drivers a variety of options and a lot of comfort and style.

Interested in a 2014 Corvette?  We’re taking orders now!  And we’re taking reservations for the Premiere Edition, only 500 of which will be manufactured!  Contact us today at Les Stanford Chevrolet, the Corvette King!

Another American Icon : The 2014 Corvette

2014CorvetteThe Corvette has been a household name since it sped onto the culture of America and became an icon. 2014, however, is Corvette’s year to shine.

Corvette’s new design can only be described as modernly classic. The bubble roof has returned and offers drivers a bit more head room. Onlookers will be stumped watching the new Corvette speed by because the body looks nothing like the old school style. A narrow headlight design as a futuristic touch. The rear end of the new Corvette has incredible detail with a contoured scoop that has to be for added speed.

Due to conservation and fuel efficiency issues, the 2014 Corvette comes with a standard V8 engine but on a much smaller scale. Even though the size is small, the Vette still produces a whopping 450 horsepower. The engine also features direct fuel injection, cylinder deactivation, variable valve timing and stop/start functionality. Although there have been some eco-changes, the performance of the classic Corvette is still there! Inside, the new Corvette offers drivers the capability to customize their drive. With 5 driver modes, users can calibrate up to 12 distinct performance techniques. The options allow drivers to easily navigate trough different terrains and road types.

Lovers of this American icon can rest easy! The 2014 Corvette offers a great deal of style and functionality that the model has always been known for. Power is what sets the Vette apart and the 2014 does not disappoint, even in the base model. The 2014 Corvette will allow drivers to not only own the road, but to become one with it.  Preorder yours today at the Corvette KingLes Stanford Chevrolet!

Owners Grip the Power and Controls of the 2012 Corvette Coupe

For nearly sixty years, the world has enjoyed the definitive sports car that is the Chevrolet Corvette. The model has remained a leader in advanced, high-tech design. Corvettes from past years are treasured classics today. Now, the Corvette Coupe is the standard and essential Chevrolet, and the Corvette Coupe of 2012 is sure to please with its top-of-the-line features that owners have come to expect from the company.

Here are five top features of the 2012 Corvette Coupe:

– The V8 engine is built of tough and lightweight aluminum, and it has the might of 430 horse-power.

– The LS7 engine is a 7.0-liter that is both powerful and efficient on fuel allowing for acceleration of 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than 4 seconds.

– The standard Corvette Coupe has a frame of stamped steel. The wheelhousing and fenders are made of carbon fiber while the floor pan has balsa wood covered with carbon fiber.

– The ultimate shock absorber ensures a smooth ride.

– The rear-brakes have a sophisticated cooling system of air channeled from duct-work near the rear tires.

With these and more features that showcase its quality design, this automobile has a perfect combination of power and fuel-efficiency. Of course, seats are designed for the best in ergonomic comfort for the driving experience.

Corvettes are ultra-tested for performance dynamics on Chevrolet’s official testing grounds, complete with 67 acres of tarmac. Now, owners can take the 2012 power and control in their own grip. Test one for yourself at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124 today! Or visit us online at CorvetteKing.com.

Riding in the 2012 Chevy Corvette – The Return of a Legend

The Chevy name and brand is synonymous with the Corvette. The 2012 Corvette “C6” range includes some slight changes to the 2011 Corvette. The Corvette still sports a base Corvette model as well as a Z06 and a high performance ZR6 model. The Corvette now sports a standard 6.2-liter V8 engine or a newly improved 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine which is built specifically for racing performance alongside either an automatic transmission, or manual transmission.

The Corvette is an iconic sports car and the 2012 range is no exception. The 2012 model was revised to improve the overall performance from the 2011 range. While the interior remains mostly unchanged from the 2011, the largest improvements in the Corvette range have come in terms of performance and the exterior. Some changes include:

• A new interior options and trims with new seats and a redesigned steering wheel.

• Performance enhancements such as improved traction control and new brakes.

• Optional gear such as a new full-width rear spoiler and a carbon fiber based hood.

• Optional Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Zero Pressure tires.

The slight changes make the Corvette one of the fastest cars around. In addition to the carbon fiber hood, the Corvette is about 136 pounds lighter which helps in the Corvette’s overall performance but also makes it more fuel efficient. The changes to the Corvette range have helped the sports coupe increase its performance by eight per cent which translates into an improved 0-60 acceleration of 3.7 seconds. Of course, the most important factor of the Corvette range is not just how it performs but how it handles in everyday use.

For a sports car, an overall MPG of about 24 on the highway is not bad, while the Corvette Z06 pulls in 16 MPG in the city. The Corvette range is also covered by Chevy’s 100,000 mile/5 year warranty.

Les Stanford Chevrolet specializes in Corvettes. Visit us at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124 or at CorvetteKing.com

The Corvette C7: Big Changes Expected

Les Stanford Chevrolet Dealership in Dearborn, MIThe rumors surrounding the Chevy Corvette C7 continue to fly and the hype for this vehicle is really starting to grow. The latest popular rumor, regarding the vehicle, claims that the vehicle will have a seven-speed manual transmission. What’s more, it’s also rumored that the C7 will include a dual clutch as part of its powertrain. The source of these rumors goes on to detail how the C7 will keep the V8 engine of the C6, as well as its predecessor’s pushrod engine configuration. Some other possibilities regarding the engine include features such as the addition of a direct-injection system, which should give drivers a noticeable change in performance.

Changes To The Body Styling

One of the biggest changes rumored for the Corvette C7 is a major change in body style. Spy camera photos taken from Chevy’s secret testing facility may indicate that the wheels on the C7 have been tucked in closer to the body of the car. Although many of these claims are purely speculation, the car could come equipped with such body improvements as aerodynamic styling and reduced fender flares.

Increased Fuel Economy

One of the possible changes in the C7 Corvette is that the vehicle will feature vastly improved fuel economy. Because of the rumored improvements in the cars aerodynamic styling, drivers should experience about a 20% improvement in fuel economy over the C6 Corvette. This should put the C7 somewhere in the neighborhood of 35 MPG fuel efficiency, which would be an all-time high for Corvettes. Although drivers are certainly excited about getting their hands on these new Corvettes, they will just have to wait until some time between 2012 and 2014. Until then, stay tuned for more updates on the C7 Corvette.

For more on the Corvette C7 visit Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124. You can also take a look at our website at Corvetteking.com.

The Corvette’s Next Generation: The C7

Les Stanford Chevrolet Dealership located in Dearborn Michigan Imagine the Corvette C6 that has been stripped of everything that you don’t like about it and replaced with parts from the 1963 Sting Ray Coupe as well as some Ferrari features. Does that have your attention? The new Chevy Corvette C7 is all grown up and ready to impress, as the new generation is preparing to make its debut very soon – hopefully by 2013 for the 60th Anniversary.

The large posterior of the C6, as well as the unsophisticated interior, are long gone for the C7. The designers have slimmed down the Corvette’s backside and the interior has taken tips from Ferrari on how to create comfortable bucket seats as well as marks from some competitor’s sports cars to provide for a very fancy interior. There will be a new instrument panel and an LCD display that is rumored to be about 8 inches in size.

You can’t help but wonder what’s under the hood with comparisons to Ferrari floating in the air. The 7-speed gearbox of the Ferrari can be found in the C7. Corvette Racing has influenced the modern design, too, with a rumored 485 HP engine that is a 5.5 liter V8. It will still be a rear-wheel drive car, though it will be better on fuel economy, which is impressive considering what speeds this American sports car is capable of.

As far as other design elements to the exterior, the quad design tail pipes are still there but this time only the two middle pipes are open. Photos of speculated C7 models show that the two far pipes are capped for a new design element. It is also suggested that the tail lamps will be angled and the 1963 split rear window is making a comeback as well. The Corvette C7 is trying to appeal to sports car enthusiasts of all ages and seems to be doing very well based on these early predictions.

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Les Stanford has the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a beast in the sports car world. Off the line, the Z06 goes from 0-60 MPH in 3.7 seconds. The Z06 comes standard with a 7.0L V8 LS7 engine, giving it the power needed for a most competitive sports car. It gets an amazing 505 horsepower and topped at an incredible 198 MPH on the test track! Chevy also does its best to make the Z06 efficient giving the 2011 Z06 24 MPG highway. Also coming standard in the Z06 model is the Heads Up Display which projects information onto your windshield bringing you the most recent in technology along with its speed. With any sports car, safety is a key concern. Chevy does its best to guarantee a more safe and secure ride by offering the best from OnStar. OnStar’s Directions with Connections Plan comes free for the first 6 months, giving you all the best in safety and security. Automatic Crash Response and Vehicle Diagnostics are two among many of the programs offered in the Directions with Connections Plan from OnStar. The StabiliTrack Electronic Stability Control System is also included to give the best in traction and control when unexpected circumstances occur. Front and side impact air bags also come standard for security. The 2011 Corvette Z06 definitely fits the mold of a competitive sports car. If speed is what you need and OnStar safety is what you require, contact Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at (800) 836-0972 or stop by 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124 to talk to a Chevrolet representative today!

Detroit’s Chevrolet dealer presents the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

The 2011 Chevy Corvette Coupe is a beautiful car! When thinking of spending money on a vehicle that not only looks great but also is worth your money, the Corvette Coupe is on the top of the list. On the test track the Coupe topped out at an incredible 190 MPH! With a 6.2L V8 430 HP engine, who is really surprised? The 0 to 60 MPH time on the Coupe is only 4.2 seconds, proving its quality not only in speed, but also off the line. Even with the Corvette’s speed and acceleration, it gets an awesome 26 MPG highway, which is almost unheard of! What would be a sports car without the safety aspect as well? Chevy includes the best from OnStar for the ultimate in safety and protection in dangerous situations. OnStar’s Directions with Connections Plan comes standard free for the first six months, along with OnStar’s Stolen Vehicle Assistance. The Corvette Coupe also comes with StabiliTrack Electronic Stability Control System for optimal control in uncontrollable situations. When looking at a sports car with such awesome speed and accelerating capability, safety has to be a top priority, and Chevy does just this with the Corvette. Not only does it look good, but the Corvette also sounds good coming standard with a premium sound system and a free 3 month trial of XM Radio. Auxiliary plug ins also come standard for use of your iPod or MP3 player. If you’re considering a sports car with the best in horsepower and safety from OnStar, contact Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at (800) 836-0972 or visit at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124 today to test drive the 2011 Chevy Corvette Coupe!