Chevrolet officially unveiled the 2014 Corvette C7 “Stingray” last night at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and now the makers behind Gran Turismo 5 are implementing the new car into the latest racing simulator from Polyphony. The best part is, Gran Turismo 5 players can get behind the wheel of the new 2014 Corvette for free, virtually speaking.
Chevrolet and Polyphony Digital Inc. have collaborated to bring the new car to Gran Turismo 5, and after nearly 500,000 people have already driven the previous camouflaged Corvette prototype since it was introduced in the game back in November, the success of this new model will no doubt be rejoiced by gamers. The new C7 car will be available tomorrow for GT5 players.
During the creation of the virtual Corvette C7, both Chevrolet and Polyphony paid careful attention to the tiniest details of the new design, both inside and out, and they even attempted to perfect the driving characteristics of the new car, right down to the shift schedule for the 7-speed manual transmission.
The 2014 Corvette will produce 450 horsepower and 450 ft. lbs. of torque, and is capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in less than four seconds. The new car will also be able to achieve more than 1G of force in cornering grip, and it will be the most fuel efficient Corvette ever, exceeding the EPA-estimated 26mpg of the current C6 model.