2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Goes 0-60 MPH in 3.8 Seconds

We learned last week that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with the Z51 package will be good for up to 460 hp, but what is power without knowing how quickly you can use it? Now we know just how rapidly the new Corvette Stingray will make the dash from 0 to 60 mph: 3.8 seconds.

Chevrolet has also disclosed a few other pertinent performance figures for the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Not only will the Corvette rocket to 60 mph in less than four seconds, it will also run the quarter-mile in 12 seconds flat at a trap speed of 119 mph. To bring things to a stop, braking distance from 60 to 0 mph is a relatively short 107 ft. Maximum lateral acceleration is an impressive 1.03 G. The C7 Corvette also lapped the 4.2-mile Virginia International Raceway "Grand Course" in 2:51.78.

Stacked up against the competition, the 2014 Corvette is toward the top of the class. The Corvette Stingray beats both the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 2014 Audi R8 V8 to 60 mph -- they do the run in 4.3 and 4.4 seconds, respectively. The Chevrolet also ties the 2014 Audi R8 V10 in getting from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds; an impressive feat, given that the Corvette Stingray Z51's V-8 engine is down 65 hp from the V-10-powered Audi.

Even more impressive is that buyers will get this kind of performance for nearly half the price of the competition. The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe will start at $51,995 (including destination) and comes with the 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 engine tuned to 450 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The performance figures disclosed by Chevrolet will cost buyers a little more: it requires the $2800 Z51 Performance Package that ups output to 460 hp and 465 lb-ft. Chevy says that the Corvette it used for testing at VIR would retail for $56,590, as it had both the Z51 package and the optional Magnetic Ride Control with Performance Traction Management ($1795).

Check out the chart below for a price/horsepower/0 to 60 mph comparison.

Source: Chevrolet

  Base Price (w/ dest.) Max. Output 0-60 mph (sec.)
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 $56,590* 460 hp 3.8
2014 Audi R8 V8 $116,150 430 hp 4.4
2014 Audi R8 V10 $152,450 525 hp 3.8
2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S $99,850 400 hp 4.3
*Price listed is for Chevrolet's testing vehicle that achieved the stated performance numbers.

Mark Baxter
And this is the base C7!  Just imagine what future variants will do.  Can you say, warp time and space itself?
I find it hard to believe there have been relatively no comments regarding the performance of the Z51...then again, there was a LOT of whining and moaning about it's "lack of power".  There were complaints that 460HP wasn't enough, that the car was too expensive for so little power, and, based on the lack of weight loss, it would be a dog.  And now there's pure silence.  Wow.
Nice car. I wonder if it will come with the usual Corvette service problems. My last 3 did and that's why I say last.
Alfonso T. Alvarez
@jmccool6969 Funny, my last two Corvettes (C4 and C6) have not had ANY service problems that are more prevalent than ANY OTHER comparable sports cars  - what are you comparing them to, a Corolla or Civic??

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