Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission Confirmed for 2015 Corvette Stingray
After weeks of circling the rumor mill, General Motors has made it official: the Corvette Stingray will be offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission for 2015. Designed and built by GM in-house, the automaker says the new transmission will deliver world-class shift times that will rival some of the best dual-clutch systems on the market, all while delivering better fuel efficiency.
With a couple of weeks before the New York auto show opens, we’re getting wind that Chevrolet has plans for unveiling a new Corvette at the show. The carmaker apparently will be making three big debuts in the Big Apple for the April 16th event, with one being a new variant of the Corvette.
This week’s Corvette of the Week comes from “Jesterissimo”, but to the mortals outside of Corvette Forum, he’s known as “Rob”. This 2014 Stingray is sitting on a drop-dead gorgeous set of HREs; they go with the Laguna Blue Tintcoat like chips go with salsa. Yum.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray driven by Scarlett Johansson who plays the Black Widow in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, will likely spark a lot more ‘Vette fans into buying tickets to the film when it hits U.S. theaters this weekend. To help you rev up even more for the second installment of the superhero franchise, we thought we’d share a few photos we stumbled upon of the C7 on set in Washington D.C.
Talk about intimidating. Can you imagine cruising down the highway and suddenly seeing this sitting in the median? I’m betting most would probably start sweating the second they were to see it, even if they weren’t speeding.