Chevrolet South Africa has promised us another interactive experience at the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS) that begins next week. More than that, another sports star is on the cards. We are hoping that it will not be yet another version of the Camaro. We are hoping that it will be the new Corvette Stingray.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 3

While the car is not available in right-hand-drive (RHD) – meaning it’s not coming to Mzansi – it’s always nice to see some of the exotics on display at JIMS, even if it is only as eye candy.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2

The new Corvette Stingray features a naturally aspirated 6.2-litre V8 engine producing 336kW and 609Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox is provided alongside an electronic limited slip differential. These aren’t exactly tar-ripping performance figures, which makes the 0 – 100km/h claimed time of just over 4 seconds seem very unlikely.


Here’s to hoping for some sting at the JIMS.

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