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Hello and welcome do special edition of fox -- report from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
But halfway through day one of the -- days for the show NBC fifteen new cars and concepts introduced over the next.
But it really doesn't matter because the show has officially been stolen.
By this the 2014.
Corvette stingray with me right now -- Charles product manager for the seventh generation Corvette -- the seventh.
In the sixty year history record that this is literally history.
This is -- -- this.
So they for us knowing it's like you said seventh generation of the Corvette.
And also bringing back the iconic stingray nameplate to -- Really iconic name when we had a lot of passion for and we had a new design and car that was worthy of that name.
Back she got a selection of all seven.
-- -- here today there's the original right there this.
Picture the form of recent corvettes but a completely new look nevertheless -- that same sort of two door hatchback style.
-- of the challenge we had we change every panel McIntyre -- everything the way the car looks feels interior exterior.
But we wanted to vote for event for everybody that -- the instantly recognizable as a new Corvette.
-- on the things you see on the car you might notice that the events on the on the quarter panel's.
These are directly out of our racing experience -- Lamar winning race car and you'll see those in the race car and we resent the modify the -- now we put that into the production car.
And how that works basically in the front.
We have a forward -- radiator instead -- trapping that hot air and we allowed to escape which reduces the lift and helps your.
Stability and high -- you'll find out the top out the top exactly.
And we -- exit polling you know actually transmission cooling rear axle pulling just like the race card built into the production car in the -- for better.
Bowling performance but that's always been a great performance bargain 50000 dollar -- -- he's a 100000 dollar reward because.
What was the goal -- the customers asking for in this seventh generation.
One of -- wanna do like he said.
It's been a great performance car.
And we'll continue to be that have the great performance numbers political beyond numbers -- things about reasons people buy a sports car that the uneven numbers the way the car.
-- that makes you feel.
How fun it is to drive -- fit and finish the different materials we have leather carbon fiber aluminum in the interior.
How the car handles the steering precision to switch here we -- to take everything up to a new level so.
No matter what sports car you can afford this will be the court the new 2014 -- racing movie the car that -- choose regardless of price it's.
Huge upgrade that was always kind of a dig on the current model but you've done a lot here to -- some of the things -- get cute digital displays and there.
Here we have to.
28 inch HD displays what we wanted to do was take the excitement of the exterior and bring it into the interior -- -- exciting place to be.
And we have you know unique to a new smaller steering wheel we have these new seats -- easy and frame.
These are competitions -- seat as it's called really hugged you -- -- first people one GC need that extra support.
When things we have -- the -- behind the new seven speed.
Active threat match shifting its called a driver mode selector and you can really it's really a graphic equalizer for your car.
They can change -- like the sound of the exhaust.
The way the car steer the steering feel the feel this chassis and suspension in the way the -- shifts.
All these attributes for different whatever characters you want anything from.
Tour to sport to track news we've had a eco mode that allows the -- run and of course own remote answering conditions that gives you a horse owner fuel economy.
With this big V8 horsepower engine -- fifty horsepower reported fifty.
Or most powerful -- Corvette out.
That's right most powerful they score at 450 tennis -- new LT one engine.
Has variable valve timing direct injection.
And capable of sub four seconds zero to sixty times.
Very -- we Carswell the first time you have an aluminum frame in the base Corvette.
We've also got some carbon fiber body work here as -- that -- expose -- of the removal Hoover failed that's related to anything about it carbon fiber hood carbon fiber removable roof panel.
Not only helps the car perform better it makes it easy to remove and store.
And -- basal the aluminum frame in the car -- frame structure.
Pounds lighter than the steel frame it replaces and yet it's 57% stiffer so that extra stiffness was as a driver what that means to you is really.
-- makes the car precise and makes the car feel like a solid unit unit and makes the -- very easy to drive.
We also have this new seven speed manual back to -- match you know people are all different levels of proficiency -- driving the manual transmission.
So if you're not be that good -- heel and toe and double clutch and down shift and all that.
This automate set for you -- can concentrate on driving and -- car -- perfectly for you.
One thing you have a this Gloria is exactly how light it is -- played -- the grand -- -- video game -- simulator.
Hit it seemed pretty light that it really surprised how like this is when he officially announce that.
I think we you know we have a lot of technology it reduces wait we have some things that we do it that added weight things like the -- active fuel management.
We did have to increase and structure because of -- transmission front engine we have.
Larger brakes on the car more powerful braking system of course the interior upgrades so it'll be definitely some good reductions but there will be some.
Additions to that would.
We can make the lightest weight.
Highest performance sports car we -- wins in showrooms about how much is gonna -- It'll be in showrooms third quarter you know late summer -- this year and real excited about it.
We're not announcing an exact price today but we'll tell you if you can afford that's when he thirteen Corvette you could afford -- when he fourteen Corvette stingray.
All right our -- Charles product manager for the seventh generation Corvette thanks for talking to us and we take a quick break.
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