2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 0 to 100 kmph in 3.8 seconds
Outstanding acceleration, braking and cornering performance is to be seen in the 2014 Corvette Stingray which is estimated as being the most powerful standard Corvette model to date. It comes into markets later this year with an estimated 450 hp and 450 lb/ft torque.
The Z51 Performance Package is priced at $2,800 and comes with electronic limited slip differential, dry sump oiling system, integral brakes and differential and transmission cooling. There is also an aero package that accentuates high speed stability while the Magnetic Ride Control and Performance Traction Management is to be offered as an option and is priced at $1,795.
To be built at GM’s Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant, the vehicle will sport the all new 6.2 liter 1 V8 engine which combines advanced technologies and includes direct injection, Active Fuel Management and CVVT. Interiors are being offered in extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum and Nappa leather.
“For the new Stingray, we set out to elevate every aspect of the Corvette’s performance,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. “Considered alone, the acceleration, braking and cornering performance of the Corvette Stingray is truly impressive. More significant is how well they work together, resulting in a lap time at VIR that places the new Stingray in the upper echelon of all sports cars.”
“The new Stingray constantly communicates feedback to the driver, which makes you feel incredibly confident behind the wheel,” said Jim Mero, Corvette vehicle dynamics engineer. “That confidence encourages you to attack each corner because the Stingray drives so well: the tire grip is incredible; the steering response is some of the best I’ve ever experienced; the Magnetic Ride dampers allow little body roll through the corner, while still soaking up the rumble strips when you clip the apex,” he said. “It’s just addictive on the track.”