With 2014 all sewn up and in the books, 2015 kicks off with the usual glut of best-of lists and year-end awards. Business Insider is getting in on the automotive action by naming its first Car of the Year, and it shouldn’t come as too terrible a surprise that the winner is the 2015 Corvette Stingray.
So what led to the 2015 Stingray being named the first-ever Business Insider Car of the Year? As could be expected, it’s the Corvette’s harmonious balance between form and function.
“The interior is modern, fairly luxurious, and yet purposeful. You feel the lure of the racetrack in this Vette in the same way that you do in a Ferrari 458, but at a much, much lower price. Soft, high-quality leather blends with LCD instruments and controls. Heck, there’s even 4G LTE connectivity embedded in the car. What was once seen by many as the dinosaur of the sports car world is now a rolling, wireless hotspot that can do 0-60 mph in less than four seconds. Amazing.”
Adding to that the exterior’s sharp styling that combines the best of what made the old Stingrays so fetching with so much of what will make Chevrolet’s lineup so irresistible in the future, and of course the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 that only cranks out 460 horsepower and produces a 180 mph top speed, and the 2015 Corvette Stingray is about as close to a sure thing as you’re ever going to fine.
The first-ever Business Insider Car of the Year is in stock now at Bradshaw Chevrolet, so kick off your year on the right foot by putting it to the pedal and pushing that pedal to the metal!
When you’re a valet, it’s assumed that you’ll sometimes get to park awesome vehicles like the Corvette Stingray. But it’s also assumed that you will take good care of these cars while they are in your hands. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as a recent video posted by one Stingray driver on YouTube reveals.
What this valet wasn’t counting on was the Corvette Stingray Performance Data Recorder (PDR). This neat device comprises a high-definition camera and a telemetry recorder, allowing it to log data about your speed, braking force, steering wheel angle, transmission-gear selection, and more. Unfortunately for the valet, the Stingray’s PDR recorded his journey from the entrance to the Segerstorm Center for the Arts in Orange County, California, into the garage where he took the car for a bit of a joyride before eventually parking it.
In the video, we see the valet driving normally, when he comes across an empty strip of garage. He stops, then accelerates quickly down the strip, braking and turning the corner before parking it. His speed reaches 50 mph in this short period, and although he is perfectly in control of the car, it’s not his car to race around garages.
Check out the video below, and let us here at Bradshaw Chevrolet know what you think in the comments!
Most new cars have a screen display that can be used to do just about anything you’d want to do in a car other than drive. They’ll show media information for the radio or your MP3 device, offer access to Bluetooth and GPS, give you control over specific car configurations ranging from the air conditioning to the suspension, and more. Over time, display screens have become somewhat of a mixed blessing, as the increased complexity and sheer scope of what they can do has plagued some in-car technology systems with usability issues.
The advanced cluster display in the new 2014 Corvette Stingray aims to find a solution by offering “themes,” 10 different configurable display features designed to fulfill different drivers’ expectations from the display—and, at the same time, enhance the driving experience.
The main three themes are Tour, Sport, and Track. Tour mode provides essential vehicle information and multimedia displays for commuting drivers; Sports mode features a radial tachometer designed to recall the classic sports-car experience; and Track mode puts an emphasis on information vital for a successful track outing.
Other themes include a lap timer, an acceleration timer, and a G-force indicator. Check them out at the Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac dealership in Greer, SC, to see what it’s like to drive one of the most iconic sports car in America.
Nowadays, many car reviews find niche categories by which to classify new cars. Maybe you’re a student returning to school in a few weeks? Check out this list of the best “Back to School Cars.” If you’ve got kids, there are endless lists for the best family cars on the market. Bank robbers even got a recent shout-out from Cars.com in its “Top 10 Bank Heist Cars” list!
The most recent Edmunds car list, however, is short, sweet and to the point: “The 17 Best Cars You Can Buy.” The review sums up the absolute best car in each market segment, without any extra frills.
The simplicity of this review makes it even more important that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette was named the “Best Sports Car” for this year by the respected review site. Citing the car’s top performance, incredible design and incredible feel, Edmunds was quick to name the Corvette as the top spot in its segment.
“The all-new C7 Corvette has been transformed into a 100-percent genuine, world-class sports car that looks great, goes like hell and is built to a standard that now warrants its price,” said James Riswick, the author of the Edmunds article. “Even if the new ‘Vette didn’t put down incredible numbers, it would still be a hugely desirable weekend car for anyone with a heartbeat.”
Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to announce that the Corvette continues to break ground year after year! To learn more about brand new Chevrolet cars, including the all-new Impala and Silverado, contact us today!
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will offer drivers an EPA-estimated 17 city and 29 highway miles per gallon and 455 horsepower when equipped with an available 7-speed manual transmission. This rating makes the Stingray the most efficient sports car on the market for 2014.
With its 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine and a host of fuel-saving features like “Eco” mode, the all new Corvette Stingray boasts an 11 percent increase in highway fuel economy and a 6 percent increase in horsepower over the 2013 Corvette. The new Stingray is unique in providing both great fuel economy and top horsepower: cars with high power tend to guzzle gas, and those with great gas mileage usually don’t deliver great power. The new Stingray also maintains the classic Corvette design and style that has made it a top-performing sports car for over 60 years.
The car’s innovative technology is likely to inspire more cars in the sports car segment to improve their fuel economies.
“The Corvette Stingray establishes the benchmark for modern performance cars by using technologies to deliver more performance and more miles per gallon,” said Tadge Juechter, a Corvette spokesperson. “We expect more and more performance cars will follow Corvette’s example.”
The new Stingray also maintains the classic Corvette design and style that has made it a top-performing sports car for over 60 years.
Bradshaw Chevrolet Buck GMC Cadillac, located in Upstate SC, looks forward to the release of the all new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray later this fall. To learn more about currently available 2014 Chevrolet cars like the all-new Impala, Silverado and Traverse, contact Bradshaw at (864) 416-7397! You can also visit our dealership online to view our great selection of used cars in a variety of makes and models. For more OEM news and dealership updates, be sure to follow us on Google+!
This week, Chevrolet released information about the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, including engine and performance specs.
Generating 460 horsepower and capable of acceleration from 0 to 60 MPG in under 4 seconds, the Stingray’s new LT1 6.2-liter V-8 engine is the most powerful engine ever to come standard in a Corvette. The new LT1 engine also features the latest technological advancements, including Active Fuel Management and direct injection, allowing the Stingray to achieve top performance while maintaining a highway fuel economy of 26 miles per gallon.
These highlights and more craft the 2014 Corvette Stingray into a top-performance vehicle that continues to push toward the future of the automobile industry.
“The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s LT1 engine is a triumph of advanced technology, delivering more power and torque than ever before with greater efficiency,” said Jordan Lee, Chief Engineer of the LT1 engine.
Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SC looks forward to the release of the 2014 Corvette Stingray later this fall, along with the rest of the 2014 Chevrolet vehicle line later this year. For more information on our wide inventory of new Chevrolet vehicles, including the 2014 Impala and 2013 Corvette, visit us online at www.BradshawGreer.com. Bradshaw Automotive also maintains and excellent service department and collision center to help you stay safe and comfortable on the road!