Sixty years ago on Jan. 17, spectators lined New York City’s posh Park Avenue, waiting to get a
glimpse of the ground-breaking Chevrolet Corvette on display at the General Motors’ Motorama
show. That date in 2013 the Corvette was back in The Big Apple, marking the historic milestone
with the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

The all-new Corvette Stingray debuted earlier in the week at the 2013 North American
International Auto Show in Detroit.

“The all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most advanced and engaging Corvette in the long,
prestigious legacy of this uniquely American success story,” said Chris Perry vice president of
Chevrolet Marketing. “It is a car woven into the fabric of American culture and it got its start right
here in the Big Apple.”

The introduction of the original Corvette took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Jan. 17, 1953.
That year, more than 1.4 million people saw the curvaceous design and futuristic approach of


the Corvette at displays
around the United States.

The enthusiastic response
prompted Chevrolet to
accelerate production
plans and by late June that
year, Corvettes were
rolling out of a specialized
assembly facility in Flint, Mich. Only 300 were built in 1953 – all of them white with a red interior. They represented an auspicious launch for a car that would become synonymous with performance, technology, design and aspiration.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray remains true to its
roots as a two-seat sports car that
delivers an engaging driving

experience through advanced engineering and materials. Its technologies are
supported by a racing-influenced
design and features engineered to
work cohesively and deliver the most connected driving experience in
history. The most powerful standard
model ever and the most efficient,
its 450 horsepower (335 kW)
enables 0-60 times of less than four
seconds and projected highway
fuel economy over 26 mpg.