2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Performance Estimates Released


  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Picture

    2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Picture

    GM says the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 sprints from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. | June 19, 2013

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Just the Facts:
  • Some of the first GM performance estimates are in on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51.
  • GM says the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 sprints from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.
  • GM has not yet provided top speed numbers on the Corvette Stingray Z51 and does not have performance numbers on the regular Corvette Stingray at this point.

DETROIT — Some of the first GM performance estimates are in on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51.

GM says the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 sprints from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, brakes from 60 to zero in 107 feet and sustains 1.03g in cornering.

GM has not yet provided top speed numbers on the Corvette Stingray Z51 and does not have performance numbers on the regular Corvette Stingray at this point. Monte Doran, a GM spokesman, told Edmunds that the automaker has not yet tested top speed on any version of the redesigned Corvette.

The Corvette Stingray Z51 is equipped with a $2,800 package that includes an electronic limited-slip differential, dry-sump oiling system, integral brake, differential and transmission cooling, as well as an aero package that improves high-speed stability. The base price of the 2014 Corvette is $51,995, including a $995 destination charge.

GM said the Corvette Stingray Z51 lapped the Virginia International Raceway's 4.2-mile Grand Course in 2:51.78. The vehicle that lapped the course was modified with safety features including a rollbar, racing seat and harness and fire extinguisher system.

GM considers the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Audi S5 to be Corvette Stingray competitors.

The 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S with a manual transmission sprints from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 188 mph, according to Porsche. The 2013 Audi S5 sprints from zero to 60 in 4.9 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph, according to Audi.

Edmunds says: The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 doesn't disappoint on the track.

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By throwback
on 06/20/13
5:47 AM PST

Those are some serious numbers, but the Vette has always been a good performer.

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By lions208487
on 06/20/13
7:37 AM PST

The Vette is still the best performance bang for the buck, and yes it's better than the GT500.

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By dfelix70
on 06/20/13
9:48 AM PST

Why is the Audi S5 considered one of its main competitors? I would have thought it a typo until the article also noted the S5's performance numbers.

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