Performance Figures Released for 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51


Just days before Chevrolet will take on the grandest race of them all — the 24 Hours of Le Mans — official performance specifications of their forthcoming 2014 Stingray Z51 have been announced.

In an official announcement from General Motors, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 was able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds on the way to a 12 second quarter mile. And in slightly odd fashion, Corvette has also released the lap time achieved by the new Corvette around Virginia International Raceway. While it’s not quite as storied as the Nurburgring, the 2014 Z51 Corvette was able put in a 2:51.78 around the 4.2 mile track. That time is over 7 seconds faster than the much touted Camaro 1LE.

The new Stingray Z51 is reported to have pulled just over 1g on the skidpad (1.03 to be exact), and managed to come to a full stop from 60 mph in just 107 feet. The Z51 performance pack will cost $2,800 for those interested in a little more performance out of their base model Stingray. The package includes updated aerodynamic styling, a dry-sump oil system, better cooling and an electronically controlled limited slip differential.

These tests were performed not only with the Z51 performance pack, but also with the Corvette’s optional Magenetic Ride Control (a $1,795 optional extra). As such, the total price for a Corvette with the above performance figures would total up to just over $50,000 at $51,995.

These performance figures show the 2014 Corvette Stingray is no slouch when it comes to going fast. We can only imagine what the inevitable ZR1 variant will bring!

Published: June 21, 2013 11:01 pm

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