Redesigned for 2014, the Corvette Stingray is a car that everyone is talking about. One of the new features of the new Corvette Stingray are the exterior lights on the vehicle. Not only are they a new shape, but they are also updated with the newest automotive technology. Indy Auto Blog recently interviewed Roger Schaefer, employee of Valeo Sylvania, an automotive lighting systems company, in Seymour, Indiana.
Schaefer helped design and produce both the headlights and taillights on the vehicle. All of the lights on the vehicle are LED, and in Europe the Corvette Stingray is offered with fog lamps. According to Schaefer, Corvette Stingray taillights have always been round, but this has changed with the new Corvette Stingray. The taillights of the 2014 model are a kind of rectangular shape. Schaefer said that Chevy wanted to do this because many of the European automotive manufacturers are going to round lights, and Chevy wanted the Corvette Stingray to be different. Schaefer admits that he knows several people who were opposed with the break in tradition. However, he added that many people originally opposed to the change now agree that the new lights look great.
The headlights are more of a traditional shape for a Corvette, but they have been styled to fit the rest of the vehicle, which has an aggressive look. Schaefer worked with the design studio to try and make the lights that the studio wanted possible for the actual car. While most of what the studio wanted was plausible, there were a few ideas that were not doable.
The lights, which are just a small part of this gorgeous car, illuminate the road so the car can use its 6.2L LTI V8 engine to go from 0 to 60 in under four seconds. Every part of this car has been carefully designed from the 460 horsepower engine to the aggressive styling to the LED lights that show the way. Take a few minutes to watch Hubler’s interview with Roger Schaefer and get more information about the lights on the new 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray.