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!
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.
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!