Which Corvette would you choose?
The 2014 Stingray embodies the evolutionary journey of the American sports car spanning across five generations. One of the coolest Vettes of all time, with its scandalous split rear window, the original 1963 Sting Ray Corvette ushered in the C2 generation Corvette. Yet, no one can deny the sensational performance and the engineering advances of the modern C7 Corvette, including the 2014 Stingray. So, which of the two is a better Vette if you had the chance to choose just one?
Unsurprisingly, the vintage interior of the ’63 Sting Ray is remarkably different from the futuristic high-tech version of the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The 2014 Corvette bears all the glory of a modernist car with its white light illumination, plush leather upholstery, configurable gauge cluster and large touchscreen.
The ’63 Sting Ray does not disappoint with its classic features from the gauges down to the doorknobs; it is definitely a looker.
The throaty V8 327 cubic inch small box engine is what makes the ’63 Sting Ray such a coveted classic— the sound alone is spine tingling. But, do not expect too much from the ’63 Corvette in terms of speed. At 390hp, it breaks through to 60mph in a sluggish 5.9 seconds. The 2014 Stingray on the other hand embodies the modern day road-destroyer with its large 6.2-liter V8 engine spitting an impressive 460hp with the capacity to blast from standstill to 60mph in a dizzying 3.9 seconds.
The ’63 is without a doubt a stunner, an embodiment of American craftsmanship, no wonder it boasts sticker prices of $80,000 and many time well above! Meanwhile, the 2014 Stingray will give you all the contraptions of a modern sports car, offering you stunning performance in the $50,000 plus range.