News - 2013 Auto Show Features the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
From January 14 through 27, Detroit’s Cobo Hall is hosting the 2013 North American International Auto Show. Motor companies, both American and foreign, are showing off new 2013 and 2014 models. Some of these models were redesigned inside and out and installed with new technology to make the driver as safe and comfortable as possible. Some of the new technology, such as touch screen computers, provide the driver with access to email and Facebook so he or she may stay connected safely while driving.
Crowds surround vehicles such as the 2014 Cadillac ELR Luxury Coupe, 2013 Ford Taurus, 2014 Chevy Silverado, and the 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport. One of the most popular of all the cars at the show is the 2014 Chevrolet C7Corvette Stingray.
According to motortrend.com, all 2014 Corvette Stingrays will be equipped with an aluminum frame, not exclusive to high-performance models. The body is constructed of five sections using hydro-formed, cast, and extruded aluminum. Each section has custom strength and stiffness features. Due to the replacement of the two uniform hydroformed rails, the new material of the body weighs 99 pounds fewer and is increased in stiffness by 57% compared to previous models.
Motortrend.com also states the interior includes an 8-inch screen along with three default modes: Touring with navigation, radio and phone; Sport, with tachometer and performance gauges; and Track which includes linear tachometer and all-inclusive onboard data.
The engine is a 6.2L 450 horsepower OHV 16-valve V8. The transmission is a 7-speed in manual mode and 6-speed while in automatic. The Stingray can reach from zero to sixty in 3.9 seconds. Its fuel economy is 18 city miles per gallon and 29 highway miles per gallon. It goes on sale in fall of 2013 for an estimated $59,000.
According to Detroit Free Press, the Auto Show had over 100,000 attendants on both of its opening weekend days and reached that number for the first time in 8 years. The record for Sunday’s attendance was 105,509, which outmatched the 2012 record of 102,918. The all-time record for most people at the second public day of the show, or first Sunday, was 121,205 people in 2001.