WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon January 14, 2013
Return of the Stingray: GM Unveils Bowling Green-Made 2014 Corvette
The next generation Corvette is no longer a secret. With much fanfare, General Motors unveiled a revamped Corvette in Detroit Sunday night, the first new version of the iconic sports car in nine years.
"This car is all new from the ground up and it's absolutely the best performance car we know how to engineer and build," said General Motors North America President Mark Reuss. "I will eagerly put this car up against any of the top performance cars in the world. In terms of design, technology, and performance, this car is second to none."
The 2014 model, so new that it shares only two parts with the current model, picks up cues from the 1963 Stingray. It's described as the most powerful standard model ever, but GM promises it will be the most fuel-efficient Corvette. At the unveiling in Detroit, Reuss offered kudos to the Bowling Green plant for bringing the car the life.
"A few weeks ago we traveled to Bowling Green and drove the first cars made at the plant. Their commitment made this Corvette worthy of the Stingray name once again," praised Reuss.
Bowling Green Plant Manager Dave Tatman was on hand for the reveal.
The Corvette Stingray will arrive in showrooms this fall. Pricing hasn't been released, but the car's chief engineer says people who can afford one now will be able to buy a new one. The current Corvette starts at $49, 600.