Even though it is not yet in production, the first retail production model of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be auctioned off for charity this weekend. The proceeds raised from the sale of the new Stingray with the vehicle identification number, or VIN, ending in 0001 will benefit the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was unveiled at the recent North American International Auto Show in Detroit. While the 2014 car marks the return of the Stingray name, the model is all-new, sharing only two parts with the 2013 Corvette.
Chevrolet announced at the Detroit auto show that the 2014 model will be the most powerful standard model -- 450 horsepower -- as well as the most fuel-efficient, providing better fuel economy than the 26 mpg in the current model. Highlights will include an aluminum frame and other lightweight materials as well as an interior that features hand-wrapped leather with real carbon fiber and aluminum accents. It will go on sale in fall 2013.
The new Stingray will be auctioned off the evening of Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. It is 1 of 5 Chevrolet cars that will be auctioned for various charities. The auction will be televised live on the SPEED channel.
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Tara Baukus Mello writes the cars blog as well as the weekly Driving for Dollars column, providing both practical financial advice for consumers as well as insight into the latest developments in the automotive world. Follow her on Facebook here or on Twitter @SheDrives.