Model: 2014 Corvette Stingray
Engine: 6.2L LT1 V8 16 valve
Horsepower: 478 hp @ 6000RPM
Torque: 470 lb/ft @ 4600RPM
Performance: 0-60 3.8 seconds 1/4 mile 12.0@118mph
Transmission: automatic with manual paddles
Weight: 3182 lbs
Wheels: 245/40ZR18 front 285/35ZR19 rear
Color: Silver with black interior.
Infotainment: Bose Speaker upgrade, stock radio with XM and BT
I don’t plan to modify this car a lot … yet. So far I have only added an aFe cold air intake and a throttle controller to make the drive more fun. In spring 2024, I will be adding an axle-back exhaust system, brand yet to be chosen. I am considering Corsa and Borla right now since they have nice NPP compatible systems.
I originally went to Minnesota to look at a 2008 Corvette Z06, only to find out that it had not been cared for that well and it showed. While I was in the area and disappointed, we looked on Car Gurus for other Corvettes around us since we were there and I knew there was nothing near me. Eventually. we stumbled upon a silver Stingray at Morries Hyundai 394 in St Louis Park, MN, so we hit the road for a 30 minute drive from Stillwater.
The car looked great at first glance, but I was not enamored with the idea of an automatic. I figured I would give it a try and I was glad that I did. It shifted well and it was fun to just relax and drive a powerful car. I ended up deciding that automatic wasn’t a bad thing since it is easy to drive and it only opens up the resale market since a lot of people are looking for automatics. I thought about it, made what I said would be my only offer, and it was accepted. I really appreciate Ryan and Mitch working with me and just being a couple of nice guys. It was a pleasant experience since I had only bought from dealerships a couple of times in my life. Free delivery to me was the icing on the cake. People always remember the way you make them feel and this dealership knew that.
Everything about this car is just awesome and it was well taken care of by the previous owner. It is definitely in the condition that people expect to see from a detailing nerd like me. I will say, I am not that familiar with the Corvette scene, but the interior on the C7 is light years ahead of the previous generations. I have driven C4, C5, and C6 previously and I was largely unimpressed with the interiors. In the C7, I feel like I am in the cockpit of an F/A-18 Super Hornet ready to take on anything. Additionally, the C7 Bose stereo/speakers and infotainment seem like they are right out of 2023.