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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Performance Estimates Released


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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.

Comments

  • throwback throwback Posts:

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

  • lions208487 lions208487 Posts:

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

  • cjasis cjasis Posts:

    While I still think that the back end of the C7 leaves A LOT to be desired, there's no denying the performance. This car is going to be one hell of a performance bargain. I hope it drives as well as the numbers and stat's sheets indicate.

  • ks55 ks55 Posts:

    ....now if they could just bring down the price.......I have heard new version coming ( "Corvette" ....not "Corvette Stingray") which will supposedly do ( to some extent) what is mentioned. I heard 5.3 liter V8, fixed roof, cloth seats, no nav, simple body panels, less color choices ,under 50k. Anyone else hear same/similar? Would even love to see the 3.6 V6 as I cannot even remember the last time I raced a Ferrari.......No, it wouldnt do 0-60 in 3.8 seconds ...but even 5.8seconds is damn quick enough. .

  • dfelix70 dfelix70 Posts:

    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.

  • speed12sil speed12sil Posts:

    ks55: It'd be foolish for Chevy to release a V6 version that goes 0-60 in 5.8. That's slower than the Camaro and only about as fast as the 328, which is a family sedan for crying out loud. It's already a raging bargain for what it offers.

  • throwback throwback Posts:

    Corvettes do not need to be cheaper. GM needs a cheaper RWD performance car. Perhaps they should partner up with another company like Toyota and Subaru did.

  • joefrompa joefrompa Posts:

    Dfelix - Came on here to post the same question. How on earth is the Audi S5 a competitor? Porsche I get - evolutionized lightweight sports car. But the very heavy, slow-by-comparison Audi S5? Really?

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    @ks55 Are you wanting the Corvette look but don't need the performance? If so, I think you will find that the product planners at GM unsympathetic. Their V6 sports car says Camaro on the back.

  • carzrmylife carzrmylife Posts:

    @dfelix70 & @joefrompa You both are very correct. The C7 is a 2 seat roadster/coupe. I think it is a joke to compare a large Audi with a backseat or even the Porsche. I mean I understand the Porsche to an extent, light small coupe with a fake backs

  • "By ks55 on 06/20/13 9:24 AM PST Would even love to see the 3.6 V6 as I cannot even remember the last time I raced a Ferrari.......No, it wouldnt do 0-60 in 3.8 seconds ...but even 5.8seconds is damn quick enough. ." 5.8 seconds to 60 would not be quick enough for any Corvette. I'd be embarrased to drive any variation of Corvette, and get beat by v6 Toyota Camrys and other similar midsize cars. hell I've gotten my Sonata SE Turbo under that by a few tenths! but i've heard the rumor of a "regular" Corvette, with the 5.3 v8. even with "only" 360hp or so, it should still get close to 5 seconds flat or better as I'd imagine it should weigh even less than the Stingray version, which is pretty light itself.

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    Audi R8 and Viper are more like its competitors than the S5. S5 strikes me as personal luxury/perfomance model than a sports car

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