2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 performance specifications announced

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51

Accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds

Chevrolet has announced detailed performance specifications for the 2014 Corvette Z51.

During testing, the model was able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds and run the quarter mile in 12 seconds flat. The coupe also pulled 1.03 g on the skid pad and went from 60-0 mph in just 107 feet (32.6 meters). Last but not least, the Z51 lapped Virginia International Raceway’s 4.2 mile (6.7 km) long Grand Course in just 2:51.78 which is nearly seven seconds faster than the Camaro 1LE.

Like the standard model, the Corvette Z51 is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine that develops 455 bhp (339 kW) and 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) of torque.

The Z51 Performance Package costs $2,800 and includes aerodynamic styling tweaks, an electronic limited-slip differential, a dry-sump oiling system and an upgraded cooling system. The test car was also equipped with Magnetic Ride Control which adds $1,795 to the Corvette's base price of $51,995.

Source: GM

Corvette Stingray: 3.8 seconds from 0 to 60 mph

Turns in 2:51.8 lap at Virginia International Raceway ‘Grand Course’

DETROIT – Chevrolet released official performance estimates today for the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the most capable standard Corvette ever. Equipped with the available Z51 Performance Package, the new Stingray is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, braking from 60 to 0 in 107 feet, and sustaining 1.03 g in cornering.

Cumulatively, the acceleration, cornering and braking capability of the Corvette Stingray enabled it to lap the Virginia International Raceway’s (VIR) 4.2-mile “Grand Course” in 2:51.78.

“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 lap around VIR was conducted in Stingray equipped with the available Z51 Performance Package and Magnetic Ride Control. The vehicle that conducted the lap was modified only with safety features like a racing seat and harness, and fire extinguisher system.

“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.”

The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale in the third quarter of 2013 for a suggested starting retail price of $51,995, excluding tax, title, and license fees. The $2,800 Z51 Performance Package includes an electronic limited-slip differential; dry-sump oiling system; integral brake, differential and transmission cooling; as well as a unique aero package that further improves high-speed stability. Magnetic Ride Control with Performance Traction Management is a $1,795 option. A Corvette Stingray equipped like the test car used at VIR would cost $56,590.

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ucplayer ucplayer
looks great
Jun 20th, 2013 6:33pm
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tom43 tom43
GM would sell thousands of the new Corvette if they bring it for $51,995 (ca. 38,900€) +VAT to Europe. Unfortunately the car costs e.g. in Germany 70.000€. Are they kidding us?
Jun 20th, 2013 5:05pm
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I don't think they don't want to bring it at that price, I think they can't because of all the taxes we have in Europe. Unfortunately in this continent we tax the hell out of cars.
Jun 20th, 2013 5:10pm
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tom43 tom43
Definetly not. Tax e.g. in Germany is 19%. Net price is ca. 40% higher than in the US. Similiar in other european countries...
Jun 20th, 2013 11:10pm
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