Seventh-generation Corvette set to go on sale in the UK for £61,495
14 November 2013

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will make its first UK public appearance at this weekend's Classic Car Show at the NEC. The C7 Corvette will then lead the Beaujolais Run from Royal Automobile Club’s Woodcote Park to Burgundy.

The C7 Stingray is priced from £61,495. While this price is still nearly double the US list price of $51,995, UK cars will be equipped with the Z51 performance pack, which includes an aero package, upgraded suspension and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential. 

Larger wheels (19-inch front, 20-inch rear) and brakes (345mm front, 338mm rear) are also included. The C7-generation car’s magnetic ride control suspension has been tuned for British roads, however, so expect the Stingray to be more compliant than previous Corvettes.

Although Chevrolet this year admitted it plans to build right-hand-drive Corvettes in the future, UK Stingrays will initially be left-hand drive. Options will include metallic paint (£600), 'Tintcoat' paint (£1,000), sat-nav (£1,450) and black aluminium wheels (£550).

The C7 will be the most powerful entry-level Corvette built to date, developing 455bhp and 460lb ft from its dry-sumped 6.2-litre LT1 V8. Opt for the performance exhaust system and the engine's output climbs to 460bhp and 465lb ft.

Despite the power on offer, Chevrolet is expecting the C7's extra-urban economy to exceed 31mpg (UK).

Both coupé and convertible models will be available, with seven-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions. 

Richard Lane

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14 November 2013
double the price to import the car from the US?

14 November 2013
Shipping cost of a few hundred quid. Import duty as it is non EU. 20% vat on the lot. US prices are always quoted free of tax as US states auto sales taxes vary from state to state. So it looks double but if you tried to personally import it would cost not much less but with the official stamp of approval etc. Nice car, and good value in the US.

14 November 2013
Once they come with RHD, and assuming the price doesnt go up much when it does, its going to make anything quick and European look VERY expensive, even if we are paying far more than the Americans. As for Fuel economy, i bet quite a few will be surprised how good it is away from the EU tests, despite a big engine the long gearing and lowish weight will keep it sensible.

15 November 2013
Boycott it!, twice the price!, still LHD?,only might build it in RHD (if it sells well here?),how dumb do the Yanks think we are?

Peter Cavellini.

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