2014 North American Car of the Year

2014 North American Car of the Year

Featuring Fun-2-Drive TREMEC 7-Speed Transmission

Detroit, Mich., January 13, 2014 — Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the American icon completely redone last year for its seventh generation, was named the North American Car of the Year at the opening of the press preview for the North American International Auto Show.

The car and truck of the year awards are arguably the auto industry’s most coveted — they are chosen by 49 automotive journalists who drove all the vehicles and rendered a judgment.

Boasting an estimated 455 horsepower (335 kW) and maximum torque of 460 pound-feet (624 newton meters), the 2014 Corvette Stingray is both more nimble and more powerful than the one it replaces

With the standard engine, the ‘Vette goes from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds, yet is rated at 17 miles per gallon in the city, 29 mpg highway with the TREMEC TR-6070 7-speed manual transmission — up 11%. To save gas, the engine has a cylinder shut-off system that lets it run on four cylinders at highway speeds.

The distinctive Corvette transaxle drive train features a front engine and a transmission installed in front of the rear-axle to assure optimal weight balance – and with it, exceptional road handling. It comes optionally as a six-speed automatic transmission or – a first in the automotive industry – as a TREMEC TR-6070 seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching.

This technology anticipates the driver’s next gear selection and matches the engine speed accordingly to assure seamless, smooth gear changes.