Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray
Every new Corvette is met with anticipation and lots of speculation. The new Corvette is no different, except that somehow the speculation turned out to be true. Marking the 50th year of the gorgeous Stingray Corvette, the new Corvette pays obeisance to it, by carrying the moniker and design elements.
Built using an aluminium, magnesium and carbon-fibre mix, the new Corvette is 45 kg lighter and 57 per cent stiffer; that means a more fun-to-drive sportscar at hand. A new, direct-injection V8 petrol now produces 450 bhp, though more powerful versions will come in due course.
A 0-100 kmph time of just 4 seconds puts it straight into Porsche 911 and Audi R8 territory. While the car is just left-hand drive for now, a right-hand drive version will go on sale in 2016, and we sincerely hope GM India considers bringing it for sparking its line-up. A droptop version could hit American showrooms in 2014.