2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Is One Fast Fish

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One of the last pieces of the 455-horsepower 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray puzzle is put into place with the official announcement of performance numbers: Zero-to-60 mph is expected to click by in 3.8 seconds. To put that into perspective, a 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S coupe does the deed as fast as 3.9 seconds with an automatic transmission and the Sport Chrono Package, while an Audi R8 V-8 coupe claims 4.2 seconds with automatic transmission.

Chevrolet cites the Corvette's performance capabilities with the optional $2,800 Z51 Performance Package and $1,795 Magnetic Ride Control suspension with Performance Traction Management driving modes. The equipped Z51 Package includes an electronic limited-slip differential; dry-sump oiling system; coolers for the brakes, differential and transmission; and an aero package for high-speed stability.

Additionally, the Corvette Z51 is expected to run down the quarter-mile in 12.0 seconds at 119 mph, stop from 60 mph in 107 feet and hit 1.03 g in maximum lateral acceleration. As tested, the Z51 Chevrolet used for these numbers cost $56,590, including destination. A Chevrolet representative tells us its performance numbers are the same between the standard seven-speed manual and optional six-speed automatic transmission.

The 2014 Corvette hits dealerships this fall, and we'll be putting its performance claims to the test soon.

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Comments 

AgentMike

too bad it is a Plastic GM car.

Steve

So 2013 cars will be cheap now?

justin

this is not the final package. when do we see the grand sport and then the ZR1 of this C7 model? oh and agent mike, your comment is so stupid, its called carbon fiber, not plastic.

Mr. Skinner

Just change the Camaro tail out, and send one over my way!

robert groh

just built one while building seats I want are not available until later date ok I can live with that order accepted going to build per sales guy that was three days ago today he calls and says carbon fiber dash is not available and can even tell me when it will be what is the point of building it if GM is not ready!!!!!

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