2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - Road Test Specs

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe

(6.2L V8 7-speed Manual)


Year Make Model2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M)
Vehicle TypeRWD 2dr 2-passenger Coupe
Base MSRP$54,795 (Z51 with delivery)
Estimated MSRP$63,800
Options on test vehiclePreferred Equipment Group ($8,005 -- inxcludes Bose advanced 10-speaker system with bass box; HD Radio with additional 9 months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio service [1 year total]; Memory package with recall for two driver "presets" for eight-way power seat, outside mirrors and tilt-and-telescoping steering column; frameless, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror; Universal Home Remote with garage door opener and three programmable channels [located on driver visor]; heated and ventilated driver and passenger seats with power bolster and lumbar; head-up display with color readouts for street mode, track mode with g-meter, vehicle speed, engine rpm; cargo net and luggage shade; theft -deterrent system for body content security and unauthorized electrical entry; body-color, heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors with driver-side auto-dimming; Navigation with 3D maps; Premium leather-wrapped leather instrument panel, center console, and door panels; perforated Nappa leather seating surfaces); Magnetic Selective Ride Control ($1,795); Dual-Mode Performance Exhaust ($1,195).
As-tested MSRP$68,175
Assembly locationBowling Green, Kentucky
North American parts content (%)100


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front midengine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, direct-injected V8, gasoline with cylinder deactivation
Displacement (cc/cu-in)6,162/376
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainPushrod, 2 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)11.5
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)460 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)465 @ 4,600
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission typeSeven-speed manual with automated rev-matching
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=2.97, II=2.07, III=1.43, IV=1.0, V=0.71, VI=0.57, VII=0.48
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.42
Differential(s)Electronically controlled clutch-type limited slip


Suspension, frontIndependent double wishbones, transverse leaf spring, self-adjusting magnetorheological dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent double wishbones, transverse leaf spring, self-adjusting magnetorheological dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional, variable-ratio rack-and-pinion
Steering ratio (x:1)17:1 to 12:1
Tire make and modelMichelin Pilot Super Sport ZP
Tire typeAsymmetrical, high-performance, (30 psi cold front; 30 psi cold rear)
Tire size, front245/35ZR19 89Y
Tire size, rear285/30ZR20 95Y
Wheel size, front19-by-8.5 inches
Wheel size, rear20-by-10 inches
Wheel materialAluminum
Brakes, front13.6-inch one-piece ventilated slotted cast-iron discs with four-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear13.3-inch one-piece ventilated slotted cast-iron discs with four-piston fixed calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)1.8
0-45 mph (sec.)2.8
0-60 mph (sec.)4.1
0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)4.7 (0-62 mph)
0-75 mph (sec.)5.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)12.0 @ 117.3
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)3.8
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.1
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.2
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.7
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.5
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)12.7 @ 112.0
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.4
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)23
60-0 mph (ft.)93
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)72.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)1.08
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON1.07
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)1,450

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsLaunch control -- after several runs -- did a respectable job of getting the car off the line but results in heavy wheelspin. A more calculated approach utilizing a 3,800-4,000 rpm engine speed produced the best results. Get the clutch out quickly and let the engine's massive torque push the car forward. Gearchanges are easy, quick and consistent. Engine sound is awesome at wide-open throttle, too.
Braking commentsSome softening of the brake pedal is apparent even during single-stop tests like this. Probably this car (VIN 0026) has endured multiple instrumented tests in a few days. Still, the distance (93 feet) is stunning.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Very easy to approach and sense the limit of front grip. Precise steering and no body roll provide ample confidence to drive right past the limit of grip. And with excellent balance and a big margin between the limit of grip and the limit of control, doing so is engaging. Slalom: It's easy to drive the C7 very close to its limits with little practice. Every single run was within 0.35 second. There's probably a quicker slalom speed in the C7, but we ran out of time to refine the best technique. Even so, this car is very, very capable in this test.

Testing Conditions

Test date6/18/2013
Elevation (ft.)965
Temperature (°F)70.0
Relative humidity (%)60.0
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)30.190
Wind (mph, direction)Not Available
Odometer (mi.)1,102
Fuel used for test93 octane

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 city/29 highway (estimated)
Edmunds observed (mpg)Not available
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.0

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo description10-speaker Bose audio system with bass enclosure
iPod/digital media compatibilityGeneric aux jack, multiple iPod via USB
Satellite radioStandard
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional with traffic, 8-inch display screen (measured diagonally)
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard OnStar
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition/doors/trunk/hatch

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,444
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)49/51
Length (in.)177.0
Width (in.)73.9
Height (in.)48.6
Wheelbase (in.)106.7
Legroom, front (in.)43.1
Headroom, front (in.)37.7
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.2
Seating capacity2


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance2 years/24,000 miles

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