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.
|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|