Barrett-Jackson has a long and storied history with the Chevrolet Corvette. For instance, back in 2008, Chevrolet auctioned off the very first of its new Corvette ZR1, earning a cool million bucks, and just last year the first 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible crossed the auction block for $600,000.

For the 2013 event, Chevrolet brought along the very show car we all fawned over at the Detroit Auto Show – the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Bidders got to look at this car as they fought for the right to order the very first C7 that rolls off the showroom floor, and they'll get to pick the color and options. We figure it'll be loaded.

After it was all said and done, C7 Corvette numero uno sold for $1.1 million, with 100-percent of the proceeds going to benefit College for Creative Studies. Check out the car as it crossed the black carpet in high-res beauty above, and then read its official description below.

*UPDATE: You can now watch a video of the bidding action below!


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Barrett-Jackson Lot: 3016 - 2014 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY 2 DOOR COUPE

Return of the Stingray - The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. This all new Corvette Stingray is the perfect balance of technology, design and performance. The lucky winning bidder for this 2014 Corvette Stingray will receive the first retail production vehicle of this seventh-generation Corvette - a Vin ending in #0001. The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450hp (334 kW) and 450ft/lbs of torque (610 Nm). It is also the most capable standard model ever, able to accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1g in cornering grip. It is expected to be the most fuel efficient Corvette, exceeding EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the current model. The all new Corvette Stingray incorporates an all-new frame structure chassis, a new powertrain and supporting technologies, as well as completely new exterior and interior designs. Highlights include: An interior featuring real carbon fiber, aluminum and hand-wrapped leather materials, two new seat choices - each featuring a lightweight magnesium frame for exceptional support - and dual eight-inch configurable driver/infotainment screens. Advanced driver technologies, including a 5-position Drive Mode Selector that tailors 12 vehicle attributes to the fit the driver's environment and a new 7-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching that anticipates gear selections and matches engine speed for perfect shifts every time. An all-new 6.2 Liter LT1 V8 engine combines advanced technologies, including direct injection, Active Fuel Management, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system that delivers more power while using less fuel. Lightweight materials, including a carbon fiber hood and removable roof panel, composite fenders, doors and rear quarter panels, carbon-nano composite underbody panels and a new aluminum frame help shift weight rearward for an optimal 50/50 weight balance that supports a world-class power-to-weight ratio. A sculptured exterior features advanced high-intensity discharge and light-emitting diode lighting and racing-proven aerodynamics that balance low drag for efficiency and performance elements for improved stability and track capability. An available track-capable Z51 Performance Package including: an electronic limited-slip differential, dry-sump oiling system, integral brake, differential and transmission cooling, as well as a unique aero package that further improves high-speed stability. **ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES** **WILL BE SOLD DIRECTLY FOLLOWING LOT 5041 ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2013**


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      l9t8z
      • 2 Years Ago
      Between the Corvettes and the Camaros over the last several years, Rick Hendrick has spent millions to get the first production models. No suprise here. Its nice to see the money going to a design school.
      Jerry
      • 2 Years Ago
      The real world pictures look great! I think the renderings and airbrushed media pics have kind of been dulling the awesomeness of this car.
      pontoppidanpete
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would love to own and drive this c7 corvette, I think it's absolutely gorgeous, and i like the square tail lights and the interiour. Must be a dream to drive.
      lazybeans
      • 2 Years Ago
      Obviously, the tax hikes are not affecting the rich.
      JF
      • 2 Years Ago
      The definition of charity is: "generosity and helpfulness especially toward the needy or suffering; also : aid given to those in need" Who is needy and suffering at the College for Creative Studies? Those who can only afford an iPad 3 rather than an iPad 4? I say this tongue-in-cheek but I do wonder if charity is the right word for the occasion.
        Ducman69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JF
        Probably get a lot more bang for your buck educating talented but financially needy college applicants, than giving it to some welfare mom in the ghetto whose main occupation is smoking crack and having more chillens.
        Alfonso T. Alvarez
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JF
        How about this? Those who are sufficiently talented enough to be able to excel there, but don't have the wherewithal to pay the tuition? There are plenty of people in this country who could excel in many fields, but just can't financially make it to attend college. It is all well and good to say that those who can do and those who can't don't, but in many instances, there are serious financial and, many times, cultural roadblocks that stand in the way!
        Pleasure
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JF
        We can only postulate where the money is going at CCS, but CCS is not a charity.
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man, I was hoping they'd at least start it up and rev the engine a little!
      TopGun
      • 2 Years Ago
      This was apparently the SAME car that was at Detroit. So is it heading back to Detroit for the show when I'm there Friday?
        Alfonso T. Alvarez
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TopGun
        No, not the SAME car - yet another Autoblog posting thinks that the press days are the whole auto show, and that GM only built one red prototype for the whole country. Seriously Autoblog - please, please get a clue!
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TopGun
        Detroit has a charcoal gray one there, not the red one. There is a red one hanging on the wall above the real one though. The gray one there with the tan interior looks miles better than the red one.
      Brandon Allen
      • 2 Years Ago
      The only thing I wish GM did for the new C7 design was to make the engine bay look a little more high-end. The Zr1 always caught crap from reviewers for the cheezy, cheap-looking plastic engine cover. It was rather dumb to have a clear panel on the hood so you could see the engine only to display a non-functional piece of plastic. That's like a sexy woman wearing a low-cut dress only to reveal a t-shirt. An LS/LT smallblock is a sexy thing. A little paint detail on the block and intake piping and you have something worth showing off. I don't understand the plastic engine cover strategy on what has become a legitimate GT supercar. Plastic engine covers are for Toyotas.
      Anthony Williams
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope to afford this car someday in the near future. #brokecollegegrad
      nitrostreet
      • 2 Years Ago
      From what I've read about this Vette redesign it looks like it's destined to be the best Vette ever built, from the all aluminum frame which all Vettes will now get instead of just the Z06/ZR1 (50% stronger and 90 pounds lighter than the previous Z06/ZR1 frame) to the rev-matching 7 speed to the direct injected small block, one thing I'm curious about, though, is I've read that it will have aluminum a-arms, but some of the more gearhead oriented mags are showing some pictures of carbon fiber a-arms, what's going on with that?
        Brandon Allen
        • 2 Years Ago
        @nitrostreet
        It might be a different feature for the Z-51 package. I think the 2 copies of the corvette shown in press articles and at the car shows have a couple different options between them. Since all the press is only about the release of the car in general, I think which car that shows up in the picture is just which car that magazine got to shoot for the article. The options on it aren't being displayed specifically at this point.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought Rick Hendrick got C7#1. At least the interview done on CBS Sunday Morning mentions it.
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