Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Vette: The all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray.
This year’s Super Bowl had its great share of highlights: Beyoncé with her electrifying performance, the reunion of Destiny’s Child which purportedly caused power surge, and the trailer of the highly-anticipated Fast & Furious 6 ; not to mention the seat-grabbing victory of the Ravens against the 49ers. However, the highlight of last Sunday’s game which took the lion’s share was the 2014 Corvette Stingray—including its absence in the halftime show. Aside from being axed during halftime, as most General Motors products are, giving one of the first models to 2013 MVP Joe Flacco increased the chatter about Chevrolet’s hottest car. Despite rumours circulating about the Vette making an appearance during the famous halftime show, fans and automobile enthusiasts waited in vain for the car to make its way to the public sphere. With this hype surrounding the car, will it live up to the legacy of its predecessors?
The Corvette is one of the most successful sports cars ever produced, gaining popularity not just in the United States but also in most parts of the world as well. Back in its bulwark, collectors even spend millions of dollars just to get the oldest Corvette up for grabs. This kind of passion can be seen not only among car enthusiasts but also with thrill-seekers like poker players: they are willing to spend large sums of cash just to perfect their skills and become the ultimate card player. While the majority of this cash is much spent on betting chips, some of those precious cash also go to other spending such as swanky apparel and casino membership fees, among others. While high-rolling poker enthusiasts with huge sums of cash can ride in a Corvette and head to a casino, others just settle for gritty poker houses and worse, off-the-radar games just to improve their poker skills. Fortunately, there are online poker sites like partypoker where players can compete with players worldwide, join weekly tournaments, enjoy a warm and fuzzy community of other card players, and most important of all, play the game you really love.
Anyway, the 2014 Corvette is a must have not just for lovers of the famous sports car line but also to car aficionados in general. While outside it sports an evolutionary make, an angrier face, and the headlamp revamp, the Corvette is a beast inside.
Here are the key preliminary specs for the 2014 Corvette Stingray:
ENGINE: LT1 6.2L V-8
HORSEPOWER / TORQUE: 450 / 450
FUEL DELIVERY: DIRECT INJECTION
COMPRESSION RATIO: 11.5:1
MANUAL TRANSMISSION: 7-SPEED WITH ACTIVE REV MATCH
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION: 6-SPEED PADDLE-SHIFT
CHASSIS: STD, Z51, Z51 WITH MAGNETIC SELECTIVE RIDE
With this monstrous specs all fitted in one single car, people will think that the price of the 2014 Corvette is exorbitantly high. In a price hinted by General Motors, it is said that those who can afford the 2013 Corvette can as well afford the next-generation Corvette. The 2013 Corvette starts at around $50,000. While it is prime time to buy a Corvette, perhaps you can wait for the next year and sink your hands into the elegant steering wheel of the all-new Corvette Stingray.