While we’d love to park a 2014 Corvette Stingray in our own garage, we suspect that the new car’s price of entry will be well above our pay grade. The current C6 Corvette is priced from around $50,000, which we could just about handle if we sold blood plasma regularly, switched to eating an off-brand dog food and picked up a fourth job.
While Chevrolet hasn’t released 2014 Corvette pricing just yet, it stands to reason that the car will cost more, and possibly significantly more with dealer mark-up, than the model it replaces. If you have a love for the new Stingray but find yourself short of funding like us, Autoblog has some good news: toymaker New Bright will be selling a radio-controlled C7 in 1/8 scale.
The New Bright Corvette Stingray will get a detailed interior and LED headlights, though sadly you’ll need to provide the 2014 Corvette’s 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 soundtrack on your own. There’s no word on the New Bright Corvette’s performance or pricing yet, but we suspect it will deliver “thrilling” performance at an “affordable” price point.
Another plus is that the 1/8 scale version won’t take up half your garage, raise your auto insurance premiums or even require routine oil changes. It may not be as satisfying to own as the real thing, but we guarantee you’ll spend less time polishing it than you would with the full-size version.
New Bright claims its radio-controlled Corvette Stingray will be exclusive to the brand. For more details on when the car will be released, as well as recommended pricing, keep an eye on New Bright’s Facebook page.