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If in Brazil the Camaro is the most famous sport of Chevrolet in the United States, the biggest symbol of this segment for the brand is the veteran Corvette, also with the option of yellow color. The new generation was introduced last year to commemorate the model’s 60th birthday . She added the term Stingray – which had appeared in the second and third generations. “We always use this name when it comes to a special Corvette crop, as wine is,” explains Marcos Munhoz, vice president of General Motors in Brazil.

The word “Stingray” refers to the stingray, symbol used by GM on the sides of the sport and also serves as inspiration for the shapes of the car. he G1 experimented with the model in the US in a route of about 300 km, round trip, between Nashville in the Tenesse, and Bowling Green, Kentucky, “cradle” of the Corvette. At the site is still handmade production of the car and also the National Corvette Museum, which gained worldwide fame earlier this year after a crater opened and “swallowed” eight rare units of the car .Despite 60 years of history in the US, in Brazil the Corvette has not yet officially started its journey. The car is brought only by independent importers. In GM’s assessment, Stingray, for example, which costs US $ 53,000 (equivalent to R $ 120,000) in the US, would not have the necessary demand to make its operation successful in the Brazilian market, considering taxes and all the import operation. In its hometown, the new 460-horsepower Corvette races fans of sports cars with the much more expensive and powerful SRT Viper (640 hp), the Jaguar F-Type V6 S (intermediate) and Porsche 911 Carrera S, which also costs more. Only the last two are for sale best car cover for toyota camry to use daily.

06/06/2014 11:17 AM – Updated 6/8/2014 1:16 PM

First Impressions: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

G1 walked in the US with new generation of 460 horsepower; see video.

Model combines sportiness and comfort. But he does not come to Brazil.

Rafael Miotto

Do G1, in Nashville (USA) – The journalist traveled at the invitation of GM do Brasil

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 If in Brazil the Camaro is the most famous sport of Chevrolet in the United States, the biggest symbol of this segment for the brand is the veteran Corvette, also with the option of yellow color. The new generation was introduced last year to commemorate the model’s 60th birthday . She added the term Stingray – which had appeared in the second and third generations. “We always use this name when it comes to a special Corvette crop, as wine is,” explains Marcos Munhoz, vice president of General Motors in Brazil. The word “Stingray” refers to the stingray, symbol used by GM on the sides of the sport and also serves as inspiration for the shapes of the car.

PHOTOS: CORVETTE STINGRAY

G1 goes to the museum where crater ‘swallowed’

rare cars; see how they stayed

The G1 experimented with the model in the US in a route of about 300 km, round trip, between Nashville in the Tenesse, and Bowling Green, Kentucky, “cradle” of the Corvette. At the site is still handmade production of the car and also the National Corvette Museum, which gained worldwide fame earlier this year after a crater opened and “swallowed” eight rare units of the car .

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Photo: Press Release)

Stingray stingray symbol (Photo: Divulgaon)

Despite 60 years of history in the US, in Brazil the Corvette has not yet officially started its journey. The car is brought only by independent importers. In GM’s assessment, Stingray, for example, which costs US $ 53,000 (equivalent to R $ 120,000) in the US, would not have the necessary demand to make its operation successful in the Brazilian market, considering taxes and all the import operation. In its hometown, the new 460-horsepower Corvette races fans of sports cars with the much more expensive and powerful SRT Viper (640 hp), the Jaguar F-Type V6 S (intermediate) and Porsche 911 Carrera S, which also costs more. Only the last two are for sale in Brazil .

Competitors Corvette (Photo: G1)

According to GM, the Stingray is the most potent “entry” Corvette in history. The same goes for its even more radical version, the Z06, which reaches 659 horsepower.

Body ‘stuck’ on the bench

The 460 hp Corvette Stingray is available at 6,000 rpm, and 63.3 kgfm of torque at 4,600 rpm. According to Chevrolet, the Corvette accelerates from 100 mph in less than 4 seconds. In exact numbers, the coupe is capable of going from 0 to 100 miles per hour (equivalent to 96.6 km / h) in 3.8 seconds. Even loading a 6.2-liter V8 engine, the model is lighter, thanks to the new aluminum chassis, which weighs 57% less, a reduction of 45 kg compared to the old, steel. At the wheel, the feeling is brutal acceleration, those that “stick” the body on the bench. And the V8’s snoring completes the scene. Although many sports cars now have full wheel drive, the Corvette Stingray maintains the tradition of rear-wheel drive. While it is appreciated by those who love to drive sportily, this feature requires more attention from the driver. With the force employed by the tires on the asphalt, the car tends to lose traction more easily, compared to the four-wheel drive. However, there is the help of stability control, which acts when the rear wheels begin to skate and lessens the possibility of an accident. The package of safety items still has 4 airbags, two front and two side.

Sport with comfort

With speed limit of about 75 mi / h (120 km / h), on the American roads used in the evaluation, it was not possible to take the Corvette to the limit. Even so, the Stingray showed a good result for the mix of sportiness and comfort. The suspensions are firm for curves and have even outclassed bumpy sections, without shaking the cabin very much. The steering gives good sensitivity of what is happening on the track and responds promptly to commands. During the journey, it was possible to experience both the 7-speed automatic gearbox and the 8-speed automatic. Because of its radical ascendancy, the manual option attracts more people who like to “change” (make the gear changes). With short and precise couplings, the combination with the V8 was well done. And, unlike what you might expect, automatic trading does not make the car lose much of its DNA and is done quickly. In addition, they give more comfort to rotate over long distances.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Photo: Rafael Miotto / G1)

Corvette has direction with intuitive and

directbehavior (Photo: Rafael Miotto / G1)

Removable roof

For those who are accustomed to tight, low and hard to enter sports, the Corvette surprises with good interior space, and even with 1.85 m height of the journalist, no contortions were necessary to get into the car. The cabin has a good finish, but without exaggeration and without much luxury, which combines with the “temperament” of the sports car. All that is needed is there: multimedia system with GPS, audio, rear camera, among other features, seats and steering wheel with electric adjustment. An interesting detail is the glazed roof, which can be removed manually, making the car almost a convertible. Simply disconnect two locks in the front and one behind and remove the ceiling, which can be accommodated in the trunk. Compared to an auto convertible, the device may look archaic, since on an unexpected occasion such as sudden rain, users can get sick.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Photo: Rafael Miotto / G1)

But its simplicity is also positive, since it does not make the car more expensive. For those who ask, there is also the fully convertible version of the car, which starts at R $ 57 thousand (equivalent to R $ 130 thousand). Despite offering comfort, the sporting car is not “family”, of course. With space to carry two people and compact lines at the rear, the trunk only holds small suitcases. But aboard a 460-hp car it’s hard to care about anything other than performance. And the “sixties” Corvette, like the wine remembered by the executive, won over time: it welcomed the industry news, the “wills” of the market, but did not give up its essence. The Detroit Motor Show was the venue for the presentation of the seventh generation of the Corvette, one of the most highly-regarded American sports cars in the world. The new Corvette C7 was named ‘Stingray’, used previously in the second generation (1963-1967) and the third (1969-1976), and was equipped with the symbol of a stylized stingray in the front paralamas. The new, extremely aggressive and modern design was designed with the purpose of pleasing both the traditional customer, buyer of the model for many years, and the new generation, fans of the new sports like the Nissan GT-R.

xternally, the Corvette C7 Stingray received optical assembly with xenon projectors and daylight running lights in LED. The air intake of the front bumper was much larger than that of the predecessor model, but much more aesthetic and harmonious. In the rear, the lanterns have gained trapezoidal format similar to those of the Camaro. In the lower part of the bumper, the new C7 Stingray joined the 4 exits of exhaust in the center, providing balance and sportiness to the set. Presented only in the targa version, the new Corvette continues with the traditional removable roof, this time produced in carbon, as well as the engine hood. Internally, the Corvette C7 Stingray received fully digital instrument panel, and can be configured with 3 different counters for the spindle. In addition, it has two types of seats, one specific for customers who require more comfort and another for lovers of track days. A new V8 engine was introduced by the brand as the most powerful entry-level in history, with 450 hp of power and 610 Nm of maximum torque. Equipped with Start / Stop system and direct injection of fuel, the new V8 is also the most efficient already produced, providing a consumption average of 11.1 km / l. According to factory data, the new C7 Stingray accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 4 seconds. The first deliveries of the new Corvette C7 Stingray 2014 are scheduled for the second half of this year.

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