Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Google News currently shows around 100 articles about the new Chevy Corvette, built by the General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) division. Most of the stories focus on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray’s Customizable Instrument Cluster. The articles and reviews even have photos and video of the product. However, there is absolutely no need to actually see the car to offer a perfectly acceptable evaluation. Car reviews finally can be done remotely.
Just a few examples:
With the turn of a dial, electronically calibrate up to 12 performance variables to customize the car for any road. The feel of the steering. The appearance of the cluster display. The characteristics of available Magnetic Selective Ride Control™.
With the optional Z51 Performance Package, available Performance Traction Management offers five settings of torque reduction and brake intervention for more confident driving on the road. The machine serves the driver.
And for those who want to know about the Corvette’s safe driving features:
Standard BREMBO® brakes deliver confident stopping power. Developed exclusively for the Stingray, Michelin ® Pilot® Super Sport Zero Pressure tires optimize ride, grip and handling.
Available Third Generation Magnetic Ride Technology stiffens the suspension to soften vertical and lateral movement. An available Z51 Performance Package achieves full track capability with Electronic Limited Slip Differential, which promotes improved stability, confidence and responsiveness.
Of course, potential buyers need information about the engine and transmission:
The 6.2L LT1 V8 engine boasts 460 horsepower, 465 lb.-ft. of torque with available performance exhaust system and 0-60 times of under 4 seconds. A distinctive rear transaxle layout achieves optimal weight balance. A trio of innovative technology rarely seen in any elite sports car achieves revolutionary power and fuel efficiency.
Compact engine design lowers the hood line and vehicle center of gravity. An available dry-sump oil system delivers through high g-force cornering. A 7-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching completes a technologically advanced powertrain like no other.
For those who care about the interior, as if it matters with a car this fast:
If it looks like aluminum, it is aluminum. If it looks like carbon fiber, it is carbon fiber. Where we use leather, it’s Grade A leather — hand-selected, stitched and crafted to adorn a new generation.
We never thought Chevy would lie about the materials anyway.
Finally, for those who want complete specifications and prices, Chevy provides a section called Strength in Numbers.
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