Chevrolet Going Big on Performance at New York Show

Updated Camaro, Chevy SS, Corvette Stingray to Hit Chevy Stand

Nikolas Kolenich Mar 8, 2013 0 Comment(s)
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Chevrolet will showcase its latest line of performance vehicles at the New York International Auto Show, further demonstrating its commitment to powerful cars for an affordable price. Refusing to fall asleep at the wheel, Chevy is looking to improve its track record for success in 2014. After a popular 2012, accounting for one out of three performance cars sold in the United States, it plans to reveal a revamped Camaro, as well as show its all-new Stingray coupe, a Stingray convertible, and much anticipated Chevy SS sports sedan.

"Chevrolet customers have validated our performance credentials with their enthusiasm," said General Motors North America President Mark Reuss, in a release announcing the performance vehicles. "We're going to give them even more reasons to be enthused about Chevrolet performance, design and technology."

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The 2014 Camaro will improve upon design and performance elements, and will no doubt help to keep the car fresh as it continues to evolve. The fifth-generation Camaro has been the most popular sports car in America under $50,000 for three consecutive years.

The Corvette will see its 60th anniversary in 2014 and the iconic Stingray name has returned for the all new C7. Chevrolet has lightened the car by 99 lbs and completely redesigned its image. The American classic will be the most powerful, most capable and most fuel-efficient standard Corvette ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower, acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in four seconds, and better fuel economy than the 2013 Corvette's EPA-estimated 26 mpg highway. The Stingray will also have a convertible option keeping the car light without having to add structural support, and will not compromise the weight-to-power ratio similar to the coupe.

Joining the Camaro and Corvette will be the all-new 2014 Chevrolet SS sports sedan, which was recently revealed at the most recent running of the Daytona 500, and will be the racing car entry in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup series. The 4-door will be the brand's first V-8-powered, rear-wheel driven performance sedan since 1996. It's based on a race-proven, global platform sourced from Australia and is powered by a 6.2L V-8 rated at an estimated 415 horsepower. Harnessing the power will be a six-speed automatic transmission, hurling the car from 0 to 60 in five seconds flat.

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