Chevrolet won’t have trouble selling every 2014 Corvette Stingray that rolls into dealerships later this year, but just in case you weren’t already on a C7 waiting list, a new special-edition model has been revealed. Just 500 units will be made of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition, a car that Chevy tells us will only be offered as a coupe.
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Premiere Edition interior badge 300×271 imageEvery 2014 Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition will be finished in Laguna Blue Tintcoat with a Brownstone suede interior. Since the car is based on the highest-trim 3LT model, the car will include suede-wrapped interior trim and carbon fiber accents plus a visible carbon fiber roof.
For those who plan to actually drive their limited-run 2014 Corvette Stingray coupes, each Premiere Edition car has the Z51 Performance Package that throws in an electronic limited-slip differential, upgraded brakes, and a unique aero package. Magnetic Ride Control is included, too. Since the Premiere Editions have the performance exhaust, the 460-hp Corvettes will hit 60 mph in a Chevrolet-estimated 3.8 seconds, brake from that speed to a stop in 107 feet, and hit 1.03 g in lateral acceleration.
The Premiere Edition adds a special hood stripe, Stingray-logo interior sill plates, vehicle identification numbers starting with 300001, and even Corvette-branded luggage made by Thule. We’re told the very first 2014 Corvette Stingray — which sold for $1.05 million and has a VIN of 0001 — is not part of the Premiere Edition series. Pricing hasn’t yet been announced, but since a 2014 Corvette Stingray 3LT with the Z51 Performance Package, an exposed carbon fiber roof panel, Magnetic Ride Control, dual-mode exhaust, and carbon fiber interior trim costs $68,780, we anticipate the Premiere Edition will cost just over $70,000, including destination.
Thanks to Zach Gale and Motor Trend for the news.