C7 Corvette on a dyno

Watch the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Make a Dyno Run

The folks from Edmunds recently took the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray to a dynamometer to see just how much power the new C7 puts to the ground and the results are impressive – with an average of 411 horsepower and 407lb-ft of torque across four runs on the dyno.

The host of the video talks about how they made a handful of runs with the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray to see what kind of power it puts to the wheels. They don’t give us a rundown of what it makes on each run but at one point, they show the readout on the screen with three runs displayed across the top. The runs turned out results of 416 horsepower and 410lb-ft of torque, 414hp and 409lb-ft of torque and 416 horsepower and 411lb-ft of torque. However, at the end of the video, they proclaim that the C7 Corvette makes 411 horsepower at 5,850rpm and 407lb-ft of torque at 4,900rpm. Considering how much lower that is than the screenshot that we get earlier in the video, we can only guess that this is an average number reached by a making a bunch of runs that we didn’t get to see that pulled the average down away from those peak numbers of 416 horsepower and 411lb-ft of torque.

The stated power output of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray by General Motors is 460 horsepower and 465lb-ft of torque but that power is measured at the transmission – not at the wheels. Wheel horsepower is a far more accurate measurement of how much power the driver actually has on hand when he or she puts the hammer down and with 411 (or 416) wheel horsepower, the 2014 Corvette is one of the most powerful cars on the road today. It is also the most powerful “base” Corvette ever offered but we knew that before it hit the dyno.


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