The Detroit Auto Show is this week and there was no better place for Chevrolet to unveil a little surprise. The Detroit automaker wowed audiences with the brand new 2014 Corvette Stingray.
CBS News reports the new Corvette features a complete redesign that focused on fuel economy and weight as much as speed and looks. While General Motors, owner of Chevrolet, couldn't specify how good gas mileage will be in the 2014 version, they say it will be better than the current model's 16-miles-per-gallong in the city and 26 on the highway. Stricter rules put in place by the government mandate better fuel economy, with chief engineer Tadge Juechter saying, "There won't be a Corvette if we don't care about fuel economy."
Other changes include swapping the steel frame for a lightweight aluminum one, while the hood and roof will be made of a lightweight carbon fiber.
This is the first major redesign »
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