2014 Corvette decked out in carbon fiber

Posted January 14, 2013

DETROIT (Jan. 14, 10:45 a.m. ET) -- General Motors Co. is upping the ante on carbon fiber for the auto industry, making the composite standard for the hood and roof on its next-generation Chevrolet Corvette.

GM unveiled the 2014 Corvette -- the seventh generation, or C7, for the sports car -- during a special event Jan. 13 in advance of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. GM has brought back the Stingray name for the new Corvette.

While the Corvette has had carbon fiber as an upgraded option in the past, the new Corvette will have it on every vehicle, even base-line models, said Tadge Juechter, the carís chief engineer.

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