Published June 20, 2013
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray looks like it’ll be offering a lot of bang for its 50-plus-thousand bucks.
Chevy has unveiled the official performance specs for the all-new coupe, and they are definitely in the supercar category.
When fitted with the optional Z51 performance package and magnetically controlled suspension system, the 460-hp ‘Vette can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds, and cover the quarter mile in 12 seconds flat at 119 mph.
More impressive, Chevy’s test drivers have lapped the 4.1-mile long track at Virginia International Raceway in a blistering time 2:51.78.
The challenging circuit is often used my manufacturers for vehicle evaluation, and considered a benchmark for performance.
Based on the results from Car and Driver magazine’s annual “Lighting Lap” comparison test held at the track, the Stingray’s time is 10 seconds faster than the last generation Z51 and on par with the current top of the line 638 hp Corvette ZR1, which rings up at $113,595.
Base price for the ’14 Corvette is $51,995, which gets you 455 hp, and one outfitted like the test car will cost $56,590 when it hits showrooms this fall.