OSHAWA, Ont.—As Chevrolet marks the return of its Corvette Stingray, the automaker promises the price won’t match the performance when the famed sports car hits Canadian showrooms later this year.
According to the automaker, the 2014 rendition of Stingray coupe will come in with an MSRP of $52,745, more than $7,000 less than the entry-level 2013 Corvette coupe.
“The 2014 Corvette Stingray delivers a combination of performance, design and technology that very few manufacturers can match, and none can even come close for under $53,000,” Chevrolet Canada’s general director of marketing and communications Rob Assimakopoulos said in a statement.
“The new Corvette Stingray perfectly embodies Chevrolet’s mission to deliver more than expected for our customers and signals that we are ready to grow Corvette sales in Canada by providing our customers with a performance value equation that is second to none in the industry.”
The all-new Corvette Stingray convertible will start at $58,245, about $12,000 less than the base 2013 Corvette convertible.
Also available is the Z51 Performance Package, which includes high-performance gear ratios, a transmission cooling system, 19- and 20-inch wheels front and rear, respectively, larger, slotted brake rotors and brake cooling ducts, Performance Traction Management and an electronic limited-slip differential and differential cooling system.
The Z51 Performance Package on the 1LT trim starts at $56,520.
The Z51 3LT trim starts at $64,975 and includes upgraded interior features like navigation and heated and vented seats.
Equipped with the Z51 package, the Corvette Stingray is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in under four seconds, and more than 1g in cornering.