The C7 Corvette was introduced in the Fall of 2013, as a 2014 model. It’s the seventh generation Corvette and the first to bear the Corvette Stingray name since the 1976 third generation model. Body styles include both Coupe and Convertible.
The C7 Corvette’s LT1 engine brings several technologies new to the engine line, such as direct injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing. Transmission choices include a 7-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters.
Trim and Performance Packages include the base 1LT, 1LT with the Z51 Performance Package, 2LT, 2LT with the Z51 Performance Package, and the 3LT, 3LT with the Z51 Performance Package.
The new C7 comes with a carbon fiber hood and removable roof panel. Its fenders, doors and rear quarter panels remain composite. The underbody panels are made of "carbon-nano" composite which make use of a new hydro-formed aluminum frame. This new frame locates the four wheels one inch farther apart, front to rear and side to side, than the previous Corvette models.
Eckler’s Corvette knows you’ll love your new C7 and that you’ll want to personalize the car. In light of that, we’re stocking our shelves daily with the latest and greatest C7 performance parts and accessories.
The 2015 C7 Corvette is the first Corvette with a fully sequential automatic transmission. This 8-speed automatic shifts faster than the 7-speed manual transmission counterpart. It’s similar to what is used in professional racing cars as well as other sports cars like Porsche & Ferrari.
The C7 Corvette is the first Corvette to use fully sequential direct injection. This technology allows for the most efficient combustion process possible with gasoline engines. It places the fuel injector directly above combustion chamber. Fuel is injected at extremely high pressures (over 2,000 PSI) for more efficient combustion. It allows for up to 20% improvement in power and up to 10% more fuel economy.
The C7 uses Aerogel, a material developed by NASA, to keep heat from the transmission tunnel from transferring into the cabin. The under-body panels are made of "carbon-nano" composite. The rear tail lights use indirect LED technology.
►The new Stingray’s LT1 6.2L V8 engine is factory rated at 460 horsepower, generating an asphalt-melting 465 lbs-ft of torque.
►0-60: 3.8 seconds
►Top speed: 186 mph
►Quarter mile: 12.0 seconds @ 119 mph
►The ’Vette’s high performance suspension system, lighter overall weight, and more rigid frame are all responsible for the car’s staggering 1.03g numbers on the skidpad.
►The C7’s brakes (12.6” slotted rotors front, 13.3” slotted rotors rear, standard) produce 60-0 mph stop times of 107 feet. The Z51 Performance Package upgrades the front rotors to 13.6".