Official performance figures for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray are in, and this seventh-generation ‘Vette doesn’t disappoint.
Chevy says the Stingray will do 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, and complete the quarter mile in 12 seconds at 119 mph. It will also brake from 60 to 0 mph in 107 feet and pull 1.03 g on the skidpad.
The officials stats match Chevy’s original claim of a 0 to 60 mph time of under four seconds. We’re still waiting to hear what the Stingray’s top speed is, though.
The 2014 Corvette will outrun a 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S, which does 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds with a manual transmission, and 3.9 seconds with a dual-clutch PDK automatic in Sport Plus mode.
The Corvette also significantly undercuts the 911 in price. The Carrera S coupe starts at $98,900, while the Stingray coupe starts at $51,995, over $30,000 less than even the base (non-S) 911 Carrera.
Helping the Corvette achieve this impressive performance is a 6.2-liter V8 with 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, or 460 hp and 465 lb-ft with the optional performance exhaust system.
Chevy also said a nearly stock Corvette Stingray with the Z51 performance package (which includes an electronic limited-slip differential, dry sump oiling system, and other goodies) was able to lap Virginia International Raceway’s 4.2-mile “Grand Course” in 2:51.78. The only modifications were a racing seat and fire extinguisher.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray goes on sale in the third quarter of this year. With so much performance available for a (relatively) low price, they’ll probably be leaving dealer lots in under four seconds.