2014 Corvette Stingray officially unveiled [VIDEOS]

After numerous leaks and teasers, Chevrolet has officially unveiled the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

Set to become one of the main attractions at the North American International Auto Show, the seventh-generation Corvette promises to provide the "perfect balance of technology, design and performance."

On the styling front, the 2014 Corvette has an evolutionary design with a long ventilated hood that is constructed out of carbon fiber. The model also features front fender vents, a removable 'double bubble' roof and HID headlights with integrated LEDs. Out back, there's a prominent rear spoiler, a four-tailpipe exhaust system and Camaro-inspired taillights.

The styling changes carryover to the cabin where the model has a significantly improved interior with higher quality materials. Notable highlights include premium leather upholstery, carbon fiber and aluminum trim as well as dual eight-inch displays which are easily customizable. Buyers can also select between two new seats that have a lightweight magnesium frame for exceptional comfort and support.

The model rides on a new aluminum frame which delivers an optimal 50/50 weight balance for unparalleled handling. The car also has "carbon-nano" composite underbody panels as well as composite fenders, doors and rear quarter panels.

An optional Z51 Performance Package adds an electronic limited-slip differential, a dry-sump oiling system and an improved differential / transmission cooling system. The model is also distinguished by an aerodynamic body kit that further improves high-speed stability.

Power will be provided by a new 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine that has direct injection, continuously variable valve timing and an 11.5:1 compression ratio. This will enable the mill to develop approximately 450 bhp (336 kW) and 450 lb-ft (609 Nm) of torque. Thanks to the reduced weight and increased performance, the Corvette should be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than four seconds and return 26+ mpg highway (US).

The 2014 Corvette Stingray will go on sale in the third quarter of 2013 and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

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Motor show Detroit Auto Show
Model Corvette
Automaker Chevrolet
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