Special thanks to our friend Marguerita Thalia for providing us with pictures from the event.
The all-new Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray has made its official local debut in Lebanon in an exclusive launch ceremony at the IMPEX showroom in Badaro, Beirut. The event was attended by a select number of politicians, socialites and high ranking industry leaders.
Powered by a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine, the new Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with 450 horsepower and 610 Nm of torque. It is also the most capable standard model ever, able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 4 seconds.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray incorporates an all-new frame structure and chassis, a new powertrain and supporting technologies, as well as completely new exterior and interior designs. It shares only two parts with the previous generation Corvette.
IMPEX, the exclusive Chevrolet and Cadillac distributor in Lebanon, seized the opportunity to also unveil the luxurious new Cadillac CTS to the crowd.
Although it is bigger in size compared to its predecessor, the all-new CTS sedan has a lower curb weight. Lightweight features, including Cadillac’s first aluminum door structures, contribute to the lower weight and a nearly 50/50 weight balance. And for the first time on CTS, Magnetic Ride Control, Cadillac’s real-time damping system, is available on base models.
The 2014 CTS is available with a 2.0L turbocharged engine rated at 272 horsepower and paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. A naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 is also offered; it produces an estimated 321 horsepower and is matched with a new paddle-shift eight-speed automatic in rear-wheel-drive models (or six-speed automatic with all-wheel drive).
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