First Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sold at Barrett-Jackson for 1.1M USD [video]

VIN ending in 0001

The first 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 was auctioned at Barrett-Jackson for 1.1M USD.

All the money earned from the auction will be donated to the College for Creative Studies automotive design program. The person who bought the Corvette Stingray with VIN number ending in #0001 is Rick Hendrick. GM's Vice President of Global Design Ed Welburn said Hendrick can receive his car inside the Corvette design studio where the C7 was born.

Not only is he now the owner of the first C7, but he also placed a 1M USD bid for a 1968 Owens/Corning L88 Corvette race car which he won.

As a reminder, the first SRT Viper was sold for 300,000 USD at the Barrett-Jackson Orange County action last year.

Source: Barrett-Jackson


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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Han Solo Han Solo
I think the C7 is too Boxy, the Headlights are too Vertical (prefer Horizontal Single Iris Type) and the Rear End is too short... But I have to agree, the C7 has the best Interior yet...superb...
Jan 22nd, 2013 8:45am
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"All the money earned from the auction will be donated to the College for Creative Studies automotive design program" Sorry but if the purpose is not for charity then I would never pay even $150k for this! For this money I would go for a Pagani or a Ferrari F12 and an Aventador and save some $$
Jan 20th, 2013 11:49pm
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I guess someone who pays 1.1m for something worth 100k (today at least) doesn't care about saving some $$. Anyway, I envy the guy cause I cannot even spare 100k for this exciting new car. Plus in my country the Vette would probably cost north of 200k after the taxes.
Jan 21st, 2013 7:22am
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DBaskov DBaskov
1.1M, damn! And people thought 300,000 for the first Viper was too much.
Jan 20th, 2013 9:04pm
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