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July 16, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has yet to put a single tire into dealer showrooms, but already the tuner market is drooling over the possibilities the seventh-generation icon presents. One such company is Hennessey Performance. This Texas-based shop is responsible for the 265-mph Venom GT and a host of hyper-fast upgrades to cars like the Cadillac CTS-V, SRT Viper and Ferrari 458. On Monday, Hennessey announced it was getting into the Corvette Stingray business.
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BUSINESS
December 7, 2013 | David Undercoffler
These are happy days for the fun side of Chevrolet, as 2013 has been a very good year for the performance division of General Motors' everyman brand. The all-new, seventh-generation Corvette went on sale in August to critical and consumer acclaim. The topless version of the C7 started shipping to customers this week, and a fire-breathing Z06 model will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Through November, sales of the Corvette are up 228 percent over the same period in 2012.
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AUTOS
June 28, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette isn't even on sale yet, but that hasn't stopped General Motors from announcing a special edition. The automaker Friday debuted the Premiere Edition Corvette Stingray, of which only 500 will be made. The car is essentially a completely loaded Stingray coupe with some unique appearance upgrades and special luggage. The car will have the Corvette's optional performance exhaust system and the Z51 performance package, which includes magnetic ride control, limited-slip differential and additional cooling systems.
AUTOS
December 4, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
A year after it officially debuted the sublime 2014 Corvette Stingray, Chevrolet will debut to the world a high-performance Z06 edition at the Detroit Auto Show. The car will be the most capable version to date of the all-new, seventh generation Corvette, known as the C7. “Chevrolet is America's favorite performance car brand, and for 2014 we are going to offer enthusiasts more choices than ever before,” said Alan Batey, senior vice president, Global Chevrolet, said in a statement.
WORLD
September 13, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 10 stingrays have been killed since "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was fatally injured by one of the fish, prompting a spokesman for the late TV star's animal charity to urge people not take revenge on the animals. Irwin died last week after a stingray barb pierced his chest as he recorded a show off the Great Barrier Reef. Dead stingrays have since been discovered on two Queensland beaches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1995 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rash of stingray attacks occurred at some of the county's northern beaches over the weekend as calm surf and light crowds brought out the flat fish with the painful sting, lifeguards reported Monday. At Bolsa Chica State Beach, lifeguards said 15 swimmers received first aid after being stung Friday, while 18 cases were reported Saturday and 10 on Sunday. Up the coast from Bolsa Chica in Seal Beach, five people were stung Friday, 14 Saturday and another five Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
The first big surf of the summer season wiped out the city's first stingray fishing derby, sending the barb-tailed fish scurrying for cover beyond reach of 210 anglers taking part in the weekend event. The Great Stingray Fishout was intended to thin the burgeoning offshore stingray population, which numbers in the thousands. The event was prompted by more than 200 stingray attacks reported during the summer by local beach-goers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1995 | DAVID REYES
More than 20 stingray attacks have been reported in recent days at Huntington Beach, where calm surf and relatively warm water brought out the flat fish, lifeguards said Tuesday. "We've had a fair amount of stingray injuries," said Huntington Marine Safety Lt. Gregory Crow. "So we're trying to let everyone know they're out there." Usually, the small, undulating fish with the barbed whip-like tail are more plentiful during warm summer months when they plague highly populated beaches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The little stingers weren't so tough after inquisitive budding scientists from Cal State Long Beach cut them down to size. About 50 stingrays along the Seal Beach coast got their stingers clipped on their own surf Wednesday, just days after a higher than normal number of Memorial Day weekend beachgoers were stung by the stealthy fish. The clipping was performed by biologists and students who are studying the stingrays' migration patterns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1999 | GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Consider the lowly stingray. It spends its life in sandy obscurity, snuffling around the bottom of the sea in search of worms. Until some hapless swimmer steps on it. That's when the shy animal with the barbed tail earns its name, and its nasty reputation. "I was just standing there and then suddenly I felt something go into my foot and tear out," said Andrew Guernsey, 12, who got zapped by one of the skillet-sized round stingrays while surfing at Faria Beach near Ventura over Labor Day weekend.
AUTOS
November 29, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
It's a Black Friday sale you don't have to wait in line for. Chevrolet announced this week it will be building a limited run of its all-new Corvette Stingray convertible to commence the car's production. Dubbed the Premiere Edition Convertible, the car follows in the footsteps of the Premiere Edition Coupe that was announced in June. The convertible comes loaded with everything Chevy can stuff in it: performance exhaust system, electronic limited-slip differential, adjustable magnetic ride suspension and suede interior.
AUTOS
August 29, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
With the ink barely dry on our review of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe , GM President Mark Reuss swung by the L.A. Times office in a gleaming new Cyber Gray Metallic Stingray Convertible. On his mind were consumers' changing buying habits, the strength of the auto market in the coming years and GM's plans for diesel and hybrid powertrains in its vehicles. How about a hybrid Corvette? "Actually, don't laugh," Reuss said with a telling smile. PHOTOS: The 2014 Corvette Stingray in detail Using an energy recapturing system like that found on hypercars such as Ferrari's LaFerrari or McLaren's P1 -- both hybrids -- presents many advantages.
AUTOS
August 21, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe is just weeks away from rolling into dealerships. When it does, it will bring with it 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, a zero-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds for properly equipped models, and a starting price of around $52,000. Highway 1 recently spent a day testing the seventh-generation Corvette. What did we think of it? Read the review here . PHOTOS: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Unfortunately, though our testing had us on public roads and a closed autocross course, we weren't able to get it onto the track.
BUSINESS
August 17, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
The roar of eight cylinders echoes off the hillsides as the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray rushes past vineyards and sun-faded barns. The magnetic suspension grips the uneven pavement; the manual gearbox rips through seven crisp shifts as the horizon blurs. After months of anticipation and hype, Chevrolet is finally letting the next-generation Corvette out for test drives as the automotive media descends on Monterey Car Week. Though brief, our dalliance with a coupe version revealed that General Motors has hit the mark, balancing a towering legacy with the technological demands of a new century.
AUTOS
July 16, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has yet to put a single tire into dealer showrooms, but already the tuner market is drooling over the possibilities the seventh-generation icon presents. One such company is Hennessey Performance. This Texas-based shop is responsible for the 265-mph Venom GT and a host of hyper-fast upgrades to cars like the Cadillac CTS-V, SRT Viper and Ferrari 458. On Monday, Hennessey announced it was getting into the Corvette Stingray business.
AUTOS
July 9, 2013 | By Brian Thevenot
The 2014 Corvette Stingray will have an Eco mode that delivers 30 miles per gallon, just in case it gets stolen by a band of rogues from the Sierra Club. Officially, the next-generation 'Vette will carry an Environmental Protection Agency rating of just 29 mpg on the highway and 17 in the city. That's because the car gets only 28 mpg on the highway once you switch it back to Real Corvette mode. Photos: Seven generations of Corvettes Chevrolet boasts that the Stingray will be “the most efficient sports car on the market.” It also signals how automakers, responding to shifting driver sentiment, are emphasizing economical and environmental benefits of their vehicles - even America's Sports Car. Not that the 455-horsepower Corvette won't get on down the road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
After this summer's spate of stingray attacks, city Parks and Recreation Director Andy Seymour has found a way to fight back. Seymour is planning a Stingray Fishing Derby to reduce growing numbers of the barb-tailed bottom fish, an end-run of sorts around state Department of Fish and Game prohibitions against netting stingrays. "We've got to at least make an effort to solve this problem in a fashion that does not require special permission from the state," Seymour said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1995
On Sept. 23, Seal Beach officials sponsored what they called the "Great Stingray Fishout." After determining that the stingrays are an inconvenience to tourism and recreation, the city came up with a solution: a mass killing. As part of this event, the captured stingrays were dumped alive and piled on top of one another in the bottom of a trash can (without water), where they were allowed to slowly die over a period of hours. I believe this treatment, in addition to being cruel, is a violation of California law, which is a criminal offense.
AUTOS
June 20, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Three point eight seconds. It's the latest mor sel of information Chevrolet has released regarding its highly anticipated 2014 Corvette Stingray. The automaker announced Thursday that the seventh-generation Corvette will do zero-60 mph in 3.8 seconds when equipped with the optional Z51 Performance Package. The quarter-mile disappears in 12 seconds at 119 mph, and the car is capable of 1.03 Gs of face-stretching lateral acceleration. The Z51 package includes an electronic limited-slip differential, special cooling systems for the brakes, rear differential, and transmission, and an aero package that helps high-speed stability.
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