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Chevrolet planning low-cost Corvette under Stingray?

Posted Feb 27th 2013 1:31PM

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray on show stand - front three-quarter view, red

If you're burnt out on musings about the Chevrolet Corvette, you'll want to go ahead and skip this post. Motor Trend reports General Motors is hard at work on a low-cost version of the seventh-generation sports car for 2015. Rumoured to be called the Corvette Coupe, the car will forgo the Stingray and skip the 450-horsepower 6.2-litre V8 engine in favor of a 5.3-litre V8 with under 400 ponies. If you're keeping track, that's a shade of the same engine found behind the headlights of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.

The report also suggests the Coupe will receive a number of aesthetic tweaks to separate it from the Stingray, including different front and rear fascias as well as new front fenders and a rear diffuser. Motor Trend says the point of all this is to cut the car's price tag, which means we may see a Corvette on showroom floors for less than $50,000 if this car comes to fruition.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Preview

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