The Chevrolet Corvette, made by General Motors (NYSE:GM), just turned 60 this week, and an all-new model hit the floor.
At an event held Sunday for several thousand reporters, the redesigned 2014 Corvette debuted to applause and cheers at the Detroit Auto Show, USA Today reports. There had been some earlier private showings but the model is having it’s official “coming out” party Monday.
The seventh-generation Corvette is referred to as “C7” It’s a complete overhaul of the previous model. The body is lower and sleeker while still giving off that undefinable aura that makes Corvettes so popular. It also brings back the popular “Stingray” name for the car.
The new model debuts 60 years after the first Corvette in 1953. On the anniversary, Jan. 17, GM will host an affair in New York City in which it will detail the history of the car and show off an original 1953 side-by-side with the C7.
The new Corvette will go on sale in the third quarter of 2013.