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This 2014 Corvette Stingray costs just $275

July 2, 2013

We're told the future of automobiles is electric, lead by environmental concerns and rising fuel costs. For the enthusiast, there's always cars like the SRT Viper and Chevrolet Corvette that defy the curve by offering a huge powerplant that isn't particularly efficient and remains meshed to an "old school" manual gearbox. It's refreshing - and necessary - in a time where car culture gets lost amongst Priuses and Altimas.

Now, even the 2014 Corvette Stingray is going electric. But before you smash your computer screen in fury, this is an electric Corvette Stingray for your three year old, boasting a top speed of 6 mph and a price-tag of just $275.

When it goes on sale in September, the kiddy Corvette promises to be the fastest Power Wheels car available, ensuring every child gets bitten by the speed bug at this impressionable age. It'll also look brilliant alongside its $51,995 big brother, allowing daddy to convince mommy that buying a red Corvette isn't actually a mid-life crisis at all, rather it'll looks "cute" next to their precious child's matching sports car.

Of course, if you can't afford the real thing, this may be your only option to own a red (or Barbie pink) Corvette. And let's not pretend any parent - or human - doesn't want a Power Wheels 'Vette, regardless of whether they actually possess any children. The only negative stands to be its cramped cabin, and its unanimous use of plastic. Plus, the lack of a V-8 roar would be a shame. But if you ask Elon Musk, engine noise is overrated. No word yet on range or estimated charge time.

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