General Motors has lifted the lid on the brand-new 2013 Chevrolet Corvette at the recent Detroit Motor Show. The first update of the truly legendary sports car in over nine years is to launch over the coming months, though an exact release date has not yet been revealed by GM.
In any case the wait will likely be worth it, as by way of aesthetics alone the 2014 Corvette is a true marvel to behold. Having been completely remodeled to stand out significantly from all current Corvettes currently on the market, the 2014 version has been lavished with some of the best features of the range, right back to the 1963 Sting Ray.
Under the hood lies a V-8 6.2-Liter engine capable of putting out 450 brake horsepower, while fuel-efficiency is taken care of by computerized intake, direct fuel injection and new-generation exhaust valves. All in all, GM has promised that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette will outperform any existing Corvette in terms of fuel-efficiency.
Chevy’s most recent Corvette is on the market for a starting price of $49,600 and delivers 26MPG for highway driving and 16MPG city – equating to 19MPG combined. Available in both six-speed automatic and seven-speed manual configurations, the 2014 Corvette is pegged to improve mileage figures all-round.
GM is hoping for a more successful 2013 and beyond, having suffered a damaging fall in profits and share values due to economic troubles in Europe affecting the brand’s global performance.