Shipment of 2014 Corvette Stingrays Begins

Chevrolet confirmed that the shipments and delivery of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe models to several dealerships in the country have started today.

Based on the information obtained from a press release published on the brand’s media site dated September 18, 2013, their Bowling Green Assembly was able to produce about 1,000 units of 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe and these are currently being delivered to customers. However, Chevrolet explained that the deliveries to several dealerships all over the country are expected to be completed over the next few weeks. The brand also hinted that the vehicles will most likely be shipped out of build sequence since this expedites the delivery processes.

Prior to the actual production of the Corvette Stingrays, Chevrolet revealed that the facility which is located in Bowling Green underwent a significant upgrade. The upgrades that were implemented to support the production of the latest version of the Corvette Stingray according to Chevrolet costs about $131 million. The brand explained that the $52 million of the total investment went to the establishment of a new body shop that was intended to handle the in-house production of the car’s all-new aluminum frame while the remaining budget went to other necessary repairs and improvements that the plant needs to push the production of the Stingray through.

Due to such upgrades, Chevrolet shared that the facility has somehow provided the needed output. The upgrades and the necessary adjustments on the plant eventually gave way for the smooth production of the most powerful Corvette Stingray ever.

Chevrolet explained that the current version of the Corvette Stingrays that are being delivered into the brand’s dealerships and customers are made of lightweight aluminum frame. The engines used in these vehicles are also expected to produce a maximum power output of up to 455 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. Chevrolet also hinted that when equipped with the available performance exhaust system, the vehicle is capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 460 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque.

But despite of such impressive power output, Chevrolet cleared that the latest version of the Corvette Stingray is still considered as one of the most fuel efficient sports car models in the market since this has obtained the EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 17 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway.

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