• 06-MAR-2013

  • SOURCE: General Motors - Global

Chevrolet: More than a Car, a Lifestyle

Owner and enthusiast clubs of Corvette, one of the most iconic sports cars, can be found in many countries around the world. In fact, 58 percent of the 1.1 million fans who like Corvette's official Facebook page are outside the United States.

Many fans have already virtually driven the Corvette Stingray with nearly 500,000 people having driven the camouflaged Corvette Stingray prototype since it was introduced to the critically acclaimed Gran Turismo®5 racing game in November of last year. Chevrolet and Polyphony Digital Inc., the developers of the Gran Turismo franchise, collaborated to provide an authentic driving experience in the Corvette Stingray – the seventh generation of the iconic sports car.

During the creation of the virtual Corvette Stingray, careful attention was paid to the tiniest details of the new design inside and out, as well as to the enhanced performance driving characteristics – down to the shift schedule for the seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching.

The Corvette Stingray will produce an estimated 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft (610 Nm) of torque. It can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in around four seconds and will achieve more than 1g in cornering grip. It is also expected to beat the current model in terms of fuel economy.

Manchester United players and staff also got a chance to try some cars by receiving the keys to their new Chevrolets as part of the sponsorship deal with the club. The choices made were characterized by the needs and lifestyles of the players, with the Chevrolet Captiva proving to be among the most popular.

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