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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray hits the Nurburgring before Euro debut

With the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray soon to hit European showrooms, the company is making some final checks by heading over to the Nurburgring for some hard testing.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Nurburgring

The Nurburgring is the home to almost every vehicle’s development. The 20.8km track is made up of punishing twists and turns, high speed dippers and jumps, and even cambered corners to really put cars under serious g-force.

Chevrolet is currently testing two pre-production test vehicles in and around Europe, including on public roads. GM wants to ensure the Stingray passes standard quality control programs for the European market before hitting the showrooms. Jim Mero, vehicle dynamics engineer at General Motors, recently said,

“Nurburgring is renowned for its demanding race track and it is perfectly suited for our purpose, which is to fine-tune the ride and handling characteristics of the European Corvette Stingray.

“We are paying particular attention to the suspension set-up and the steering at Nurburgring. European roads are quite distinct and different from those in the US, and so are driving habits.”

The new Stingray will arrive in various European showrooms within a few months.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray on Nurburgring

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.