When it comes to supercars as universally popular as the Chevrolet Corvette, few could blame dealerships for marking up prices of the very first units just so avid owners and enthusiasts can purchase them before anyone else.
And it seems as though select Chevrolet dealers are doing just that with the brand new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. As a matter of fact, some Chevrolet dealers are reportedly charging $10,000 premiums for the first Corvette Stingray’s which will hit the floors of dealerships across the U.S. in October.
The 2014 model car has been in development for many years now, and after extensive work was put into redefining the car to help launch it into a completely new supercar league, the brand new Corvette Stingray features a host of upgrades and a completely redesigned body which according to a company spokeswomen “scared them” in regards to how it would be created.
The new car is the most powerful base Chevrolet Corvette ever produced, with an estimated 450hp being produced for its new generation LT1 GM V8 engine. As a result, the new car surpasses the previous generation base C6 substantially in every performance aspect and is able to launch to 100km/h in under four seconds, pulling over 1G when cornering and being able to stop from 100km/h in a similar time to the Z06 Corvette.