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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was named the North American Car of the Year on Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. General Motors designed the seventh-generation Corvette to rival Porsche 911 and other hip sports cars.

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Here are five cool things about the redesigned iconic car:

1. The Stingray can go from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, making it the quickest Corvette ever made.

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2. The base model sports a redone 460-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine that has 25 more horsepower than the base engine last generation.

3. The Stingray's aluminum space frame is 100 pounds lighter than its predecessor.

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4. The new Corvette went on sale last year at a starting price of $51,995, including shipping.

5. To save gas, the engine has a cylinder shut-off system that lets it run on four cylinders at highway speeds.

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