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Sa-weet… The Stingray Returns.

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Via the Dallas News:

And you can forget those old slams — the complaints that the Corvette was crude and unsophisticated.

The lithe, slightly more European looking two-seater gets a carbon-fiber hood and roof panel, a compact high-compression 450-horsepower V-8 and a new seven-speed manual transmission (a six-speed automatic remains an option).

The car’s taut body — fitted to a wheelbase that is about one inch longer than the current car and an inch wider — includes composite fenders, doors and rear quarter panels and carbon-nano composite underbody panels.

In addition, it will ride on a hydroformed aluminum frame that is 57 percent stiffer and 99 pounds lighter than the current car, Chevy says.

Direct fuel injection and cylinder deactivation for cruising in four-cylinder mode were just some of the additions to the ‘Vette’s 6.2-liter V-8.

In fact, the Stingray shares only two parts with the previous-generation Corvette, Chevy said of its new Porsche- and Viper-fighter.

Very nice looking car.

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Comments
  • 5etester January 14, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    How did I know I would find this story at MCT today? I have to see if I can get past the Camaro rear end. Maybe an extended test drive of say about 3 years would help to convert me.

    • steve January 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      If anything, I’m consistent.

      Wait a year and they’ll soften up the tail lights. Then, maybe a two year test drive will convert you.

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