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Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray [w/Gallery]

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Chevrolet has unveiled its new seventh-generation Corvette, the Stingray, at the 2013 North American International Auto Show.

The Stingray's exterior and interior have been completely redesigned from the outgoing model. A stainless steel bar splits the broad grille horizontally at the base of the sleek hood, which is raked with lines and air intake vents. Blacked-out A-pillars give the appearance of a floating roof, while the narrow headlamps contain LED daytime running lights.

Arrow-shaped vents sit behind the front wheelarches and help emphasize the Stingray's wide flanks, while the character that starts from behind the front arches rises steeply up the sides and flicks backwards and evens out into the rear lamps.

Chevrolet has abandoned the quad-round rear lamps and replaced them with the brand's core design cues and teardrop shaped trailing edges, while it has retained the central quad-exhaust.

Inside, high-quality trims include hand-wrapped leather, carbon fiber and aluminum, while two 8-inch touchscreens control most of the interior functions. The seats use magnesium frames for greater strength but reduced weight. A sweeping arch motif features over the driver cockpit trim while a micro-LED screen for the passenger's climate control is placed below the vent on the dash.

Gallery: Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray