2014 Corvette Stingray Performance Figures Revealed
Chevrolet has released official performance estimates for the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Equipped with the available Z51 Performance Package, the new Stingray is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, braking from 60 to 0 in 107 feet, and sustaining 1.03 g in cornering.
Cumulatively, the acceleration, cornering and braking capability of the Corvette Stingray enabled it to lap the Virginia International Raceway’s (VIR) 4.2-mile “Grand Course” in 2:51.78.
“For the new Stingray, we set out to elevate every aspect of the Corvette’s performance,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer.
|2014 Corvette Stingray Z51|
|Acceleration from 0-60 MPH||3.8 seconds|
|¼ mile acceleration||12 seconds @ 119 mph|
|Braking distance from 60 to 0 MPH||107 feet|
|Maximum lateral acceleration||1.03 G|
|VIR ‘Grand Course’ Lap||2:51.78|
The lap around VIR was conducted in Stingray equipped with the available Z51 Performance Package and Magnetic Ride Control. The vehicle that conducted the lap was modified only with safety features like a racing seat and harness, and fire extinguisher system.
“The Stingray drives so well: the tire grip is incredible; the steering response is some of the best I’ve ever experienced; the Magnetic Ride dampers allow little body roll through the corner, while still soaking up the rumble strips when you clip the apex,” said Jim Mero, Corvette vehicle dynamics engineer.