First Real World Quarter Mile, 0-60 for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Announced
We have known for some time that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe was expected to offer a 0-60 time somewhere in the 3-4 second barrier along with a quarter mile time in the 12 second range but thanks to Motor Trend’s Ignition Blog – we have our first look at the real world performance numbers of the mighty C7. The 12 minute video included at the end of this piece offers a great chance to see the new Stingray in action as it launches, revs and slides its way through the short video review from MT but aside from hearing the new Vette roar, the most exciting part of the video is the performance date gathered during their initial testing.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe being tested by Motor Trend was the bright red beauty shown on the right, which is fitted with the standard 7-speed manual transmission, the Z51 Handling Package and the Performance Exhaust system that increases the output to 460 horsepower and 465lb-ft of torque. Motor Trend’s test drivers found that the Corvette Z51 is capable of running through their figure eight in 23.9 seconds while achieving 0.82g but more impressively, the team found that the new Stingray can achieve 1.11g of lateral acceleration – both of which are great numbers for the “standard” 2014 Corvette.