2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 Performance Package: 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 20, 2013

GM has finally released the official performance estimates for the 2014 Corvette Stingray, its most capable standard Chevrolet Corvette. According to the official press release, the 2014 Corvette Stingray equipped with the Z51 Performance Package is capable to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.8 seconds.

Moreover, the 2014 Corvette Stingray does the ¼ mile in 12 seconds at 119 mph and it is able to brake from 60 mph to 0 in 107 feet. Maximum lateral acceleration is 1.03 G. Furthermore, the 2014 Corvette Stingray laps the Virginia International Raceway’s (VIR) 4.2-mile “Grand Course” in 2:51.78. GM said in the official press release that the lap around VIR was conducted in a 2014 Stingray equipped with the Z51 Performance Package and Magnetic Ride Control.

The vehicle features racing seat and harness as well as fire extinguisher system. The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe comes with a price tag of $51,995, excluding tax, title, and license fees. For those who want their vehicle equipped with the Z51 Performance Package this is available for $2,800 and includes an electronic limited-slip differential; dry-sump oiling system; integral brake, differential and transmission cooling; as well as a unique aero package.

The Magnetic Ride Control with Performance Traction Management is a $1,795 option. If you want a 2014 Stingray equipped just like the test car used at VIR, this will cost $56,590.

Press Release

Corvette Stingray: 3.8 seconds from 0 to 60 mph

Chevrolet released official performance estimates today for the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the most capable standard Corvette ever. 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. “Considered alone, the acceleration, braking and cornering performance of the Corvette Stingray is truly impressive. More significant is how well they work together, resulting in a lap time at VIR that places the new Stingray in the upper echelon of all sports cars.”


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 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale in the third quarter of 2013 for a suggested starting retail price of $51,995, excluding tax, title, and license fees. The $2,800 Z51 Performance Package includes an electronic limited-slip differential; dry-sump oiling system; integral brake, differential and transmission cooling; as well as a unique aero package that further improves high-speed stability. Magnetic Ride Control with Performance Traction Management is a $1,795 option. A Corvette Stingray equipped like the test car used at VIR would cost $56,590.

 

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