After months of anticipation, performance numbers and impressions are in for the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. This episode of Ignition takes Chevrolet’s latest and greatest sports car to the track to shake the car down in a battery of tests, and you may be surprised.
The Corvette has always been an impressive machine on the track, but this new C7 generation takes the performance capability to a new level. With a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds and maximum lateral skidpad grip of 1.11 g, the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is quite the performer. The test car is equipped with the Z51 performance package, which adds a stickier wheel and tire combination, a performance exhaust, aerodynamic upgrades, and an electronic limited slip differential.
On the street, host Carlos Lago is similarly blown away by the capabilities of the new 2014 Corvette Stingray, highlighting the numerous configurability settings that optimize the car for different conditions, such as the adaptive dampers and various drive modes like Sport, Touring, and Track that adjust steering, traction control, and other electronic systems. Overall, Lago decides that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray’s greatest achievement is its ability to integrate all of these technological advancements into the driving experience while remaining satisfying and enjoyable to pilot down a winding road.
Take a look at the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in action in the video below.