Chevrolet revealed the official performance figures for the 2014 Corvette Stingray, revealing an astonishing 0 to 60 mph sprint time of 3.8 seconds. Mind you, that is the performance of a Stingray fitted with the Z51 Performance Pack. But still, that is a pretty impressive time.
The Z51 performance package includes an aero kit, sportier suspension than that of the normal models, revised gearing, larger wheels and brakes, and most importantly, an electronic limited-slip differential. The package is fitted as standard to the Corvettes going to the Europe and UK, but it is an optional extra in America.
The Stingray is powered by a 460 hp (343 kW) and 630 NM (465 lb-ft) of torque 6.2L LT1 V8 engine coupled with a 7-speed manual transmission. It does the quarter-mile in 12 seconds @ 119 mph, and can pull up to 1.03 G on the skid pad. The car has an official Virginia International Raceway (VIR – 4.2 miles) lap record of 2:51.78.
The base price of the Corvette Stingray in America is $51,995 and the Z51 pack costs an extra $2,800. If you want to further improve your Vette, you can also get the Magnetic Ride Control with Performance Traction Management, but that’ll set you back another $1,795 option.