CHICAGO (CBS) — Ed Curran kicked the tires of one of the most significant car introductions of the year.

You may not have even seen one on the street yet, but he got his hands on the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

Experienced Corvette drivers say they’re impressed by the new stiff aluminum frame, the 460 horsepower engine and 29 mpg on the highway.

It’s an incredible value that starts at $52,000.

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