When it comes to the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, General Motors has decided to under-promise and over-deliver.
The maker had originally said it expected the new sports car, known to fans as the C7, to make an already impressive 450 horsepower once final numbers were calculated.
In fact, the Corvette will come in at 455 hp, and with the optional high-performance exhaust package, that gets bumped up to 460 ponies. This is the most powerful base car in the long and colorful story of the 'Vette, which made its debut six decades ago.
That will make the Chevrolet Corvette the most powerful base car in the long and colorful story of the 'Vette, which made its debut six decades ago.
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But power alone doesn't tell the entire story of the new 2-seater which has been completely remade for 2014 and which GM now hopes will help it compete more directly with the European brands that have dominated the global sports car market.