- Chevrolet announced today that the price for the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe starts at $51,995.
- The 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible starts at $56,995.
- The 2014 Corvette Stingray models are priced $1,400 more than their 2013 counterparts and go on sale late this summer.
DETROIT — Probably the most-anticipated new-vehicle price of the year was set today, with Chevrolet announcing the new-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe starts at $51,995. The price of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible starts at $56,995. Both prices include the $995 destination charge.
The coupe and convertible versions of the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray — which Chevy said goes on sale late this summer — are $1,400 more than their counterparts in the 2013 Corvette lineup, a meager price increase that Chevy executives said underscores the brand's mission to maintain the Corvette's legacy for high-value high performance.
"We're delivering a hell of a car for that small (a price) increase," John Fitzpatrick, Corvette marketing manager, told Edmunds in a phone conversation today. He noted that considering the 2014 Corvette Stingray's new aluminum structure, redesigned 6.2-liter V8 and a raft of other new standard features — including a power-activated top for the Stingray Convertible that replaces the current car's manual top — price comparisons with the 2013 Corvette are almost irrelevant.
"The 2014 Corvette Stingray perfectly embodies Chevrolet's mission to deliver more than expected for our customers," Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet marketing, added in a release. "The Corvette Stingray delivers a combination of performance, design and technology that very few manufacturers can match, and none can even come close for $52,000."
The 2014 Corvette Stingray models come standard with a new seven-speed manual transmission with a feature Chevrolet calls Active Rev Matching. Fitzpatrick confirmed the Corvette's 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission also will be available at launch for $1,350, a $100 increase over the automatic's 2013 price.
The company said in its price release that the 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe as shown at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in January would carry a price of $73,360. That car was equipped with the Z51 Performance package ($2,800), competition sports seats ($2,495), exposed-carbon-fiber roof panel ($1,995), Magnetic Ride Control with Performance Traction Management ($1,795), dual-mode exhaust system ($1,195), carbon fiber interior trim ($995), sueded, microfiber-wrapped upper interior trim ($995), red-painted brake calipers ($595) and black-painted wheels ($495).
Fitzpatrick said, however, that Chevrolet expects the typically equipped 2014 Corvette coupe to add the 2LT option package ($4,210) and be priced "right around $60,000."
Chevrolet said the 2014 Corvette's 3LT interior package includes: a Bose, 10-speaker surround-sound audio system; SiriusXM Satellite radio with one-year subscription and HD radio receiver; color head-up display; memory package; navigation system; heated and ventilated seats with power lumbar and bolster adjustment; premium Napa leather seating surfaces; and leather-wrapped dash and instrument panel, console and door panels.
Meanwhile, the Z51 Performance package looks to be a bargain with its high-performance gear ratios, transmission cooler, larger 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels and tires, larger, slotted rotors and brake-cooling ducts, cooled electronic limited-slip differential and what Chevy said will be "unique chassis tuning," and available Magnetic Ride Control active-handling system with Performance Traction Management.
Chevrolet has yet to provide official specifications for the 2014 Corvette Stingray, but said in today's release, "Equipped with the Z51 package, the Corvette Stingray is capable of accelerating from zero to 60 mph in under 4 seconds, and more than 1g in cornering."
Edmunds says: With a price increase of just $1,400 over the outgoing sixth-generation Corvette, the all-new 2014 Stingray maintains the Corvette's legacy as a high-performance bargain.