The much-lauded team behind the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is kicking off production of the new C7 generation in predictable fashion, with a limited edition version of the car announced this afternoon. Chevy is throwing a launch party at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, at which the wrapper is being pulled of this 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe Premiere Edition.

Just 500 examples of the Premiere Edition C7 will be built in total, with all being top-spec 3LT models and all wearing this Laguna Blue Tintcoat paint over Brownstone suede interiors. Other appearance upgrades for the Premiere Edition include suede and carbon fiber interior trims, a visible carbon fiber roof, hood stripe, "Stingray" kickplates and wheel caps and, wait for it... a matching set of Stingray luggage from Thule. It's every dude's dream: a Corvette with matching luggage.

Functionally, the Premiere Edition will be blessed with the Z51 performance package, as well as Chevy's trick Magnetic Selective Ride Control. Those, along with the car's impressive 6.2-liter, 450-horsepower LT1 V8, should make this special edition as formidable as it will be collectable. Continue reading below for Chevy's brief press release, and be sure to get a close look at all that luggage in our attached gallery.

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Production of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe Premiere Edition will be limited to 500, all top-of-the-line 3LT models with:

· Laguna Blue Tintcoat exterior, and Brownstone suede interior

· Suede-wrapped interior trim and carbon-fiber interior packages

· Visible carbon fiber roof, variable tuned performance exhaust system, and Z51 Performance Package with Magnetic Selective Ride Control

· Unique accessories, including "stinger" hood stripe, "Stingray"-logo interior sill plates and wheel caps, and custom Corvette-branded luggage from Thule

· Additionally, Premier Edition models will have a unique vehicle identification number, starting with 300001, as well as an exclusive dash plaque commemorating the limited-edition model.


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      Ryan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Take that Ford Mustang and 911 fans!! The C7 is being RELEASED with a limited edition. Top that!!! :-)
        sparrk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ryan
        The Gallardo guys must be hitting their heads against the walls now, why didn't they think of that ?
      Chase
      • 1 Year Ago
      Free luggage? SOLD!
      Gorgenapper
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thankfully this will be a limited edition. My preference is for the cyber grey color, with dark grey wheels and red calipers.
      EB110Americana
      • 1 Year Ago
      "...the car's impressive 6.2-liter, 450-horsepower LT1 V8..." We've already established that the "base" Stingray will have 455 horsepower (460 tq.) and being equipped with the Z51 performance pack, this Premiere Edition will surely have 460 horsepower (465 tq.).
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          ngiotta
          • 1 Year Ago
          It's also slightly heavier than the C6. Weighing in at 3,300lbs., the '15 Mustang GT is supposed to weigh exactly the same and have 450-475hp-- and that's not even considering the new Shelby/Cobra model that comes out with it. The Camaro would have to cannibalize the the Corvette in order to compete.
      Griffen W
      • 1 Year Ago
      I rather like the color. It is a very catchy shade of blue. The brown interior and chrome wheels and trims and badges Ill take a pass on.
      Bradford
      • 1 Year Ago
      Has anyone seen a C7 on the road yet? I didn't think they were in production yet, but I saw one about 3 weeks ago driving down the interstate with dealer tags.
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      CharlieSlasher
      • 1 Year Ago
      One of the most hideous vehicles ever created. It looks like a Frankensteined creation of various vents and other tidbits from other vehicles slapped on what would otherwise be a decent update to the Corvette. Would look a lot better without all that other junk on it. Awful.
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        Serge
        • 1 Year Ago
        No it doesn't... buy a car designed with AWD and a DCT to begin with. The Corvette is supposed to be a purist sports car - and that means RWD and a manual gearbox. Although I'll agree a DCT would be much better than a slush-box automatic, for those that for some reason can't use a manual.
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        Jon
        • 1 Year Ago
        The EVO and WRX need RWD as an option. Now do you see how it sounds stupid?
      Karl_T
      • 1 Year Ago
      Still chuckle every time I see that thing. Screams 'kit car'.
        jebibudala
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Karl_T
        I agree. It's a wannabe Corvette built on a Corvette chassis.
          Karl_T
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jebibudala
          What it makes me think of is the old-men-trend of putting previous generation styling cues onto (current) cars. Just looks comical and forced.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thumbs up if your going to be super jealous when one of these drives by you! I had my reservations at first and still do for the rear lights (the black accent on the tail lights is overkill imo). I like that this 'Ray looks pretty exotic for the money. I'd say its a good deal, even the fuel economy is pretty good.
        GRR
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        thats like saying "thumbs up if your a trucker!"
      Lucky Vanos
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hey Corvette the world is laughing a you not with you, this cartoon car POS is the best a multi billion $$$$ company could come up? Should do very well with the mid life crisis white male who is a closet pedo though.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lucky Vanos
        By "the world", who do you really mean? You and a few of your ignorant friends? Now, finds some new material. The mid-life crisis, closet pedophile jokes were never funny in the first place.
      bubba_roe
      • 1 Year Ago
      God that is one ugly car.
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