World’s Fastest Car Show Tests 2014 Stingray

Posted September 5 2013 10:50 AM by Stephanie Davies 
Filed under: Corvette News

Motor Trend Justin Bell Stingray

In Motor Trend’s most recent edition of World’s Fastest Car Show on its YouTube channel, Justin Bell test drives the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray at the world-famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.

“What I like about the C7 Stingray is the aerodynamics carried over from the racing program because while it’s relatively easy to get down force in the front, it’s slightly harder in the rear,” Bell explains while driving the car. “It gives you really good mid-corner high-speed balance, which you can feel.”

Bell dove the car into the iconic Corkscrew [of the track] – “one of the most classic corners in American racing” as he put it – and explained how each aspect of the Corvette has been improved upon to create a truly incredible and unforgettable driving experience.

There are facts displayed throughout the video including one that explains that the Corvette weighs about 3,444 pounds and has a 49/51% weight distribution. Bell raves about the Vette’s gear box, calling it “very precise,” and also about the vented and balanced braking system which brings the car from 60 mph to a dead stop in just 104 feet. The exhaust system, according to Bell, sounds just as good from the inside as it does on the outside thanks to plenty of harmonic fine-tuning.

It seems that Bell immensely enjoyed pushing the Vette to its limits around the famous track, as he acclaims the design during his closing statements.

“It was always a great value proposition, and now: performance, looks, sexiness, this is definitely a car that I think will be a hit.”

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