With the release of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, General Motors promises way more than eye-candy with an attractive, exotic body style, and a gleaming set of racing rims. Whether you’re simply admiring it from afar, or watching it zip down a freeway or race track, the automaker promises that the new sports car will “over-deliver.”
Widely known as the “C7” among avid sports car enthusiasts, the 2014 ‘Vette base model is expected to come with approximately 450 horsepower, which will probably span out to 455 horsepower once the definitive numbers are garnered in. Then, there will be the optional customization, which will offer a ‘high performance exhaust kit, expected to render a whopping 460 horsepower, for those who thrive off the need for speed. However, it isn’t just the power that makes the notorious ‘Vette unprecedented. With a strategically amended engine structure currently undergoing various performance tests, the LT1 6.2-liter V-8 is expected to be the glory of the Stingray.
During a GM press release, chief engineer of the engine program, Jordan Lee, said, “The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s LT1 engine is a triumph of advanced technology, delivering more power and torque than ever before with greater efficiency. The LT1’s performance compliments the Corvette’s low mass with a tremendous feeling of power that builds as the rpm climbs. Drivers will experience more power and acceleration than ever before with the standard engine – in fact, it’s power and torque surpass many up-level engines offered by competitors.”
With the improvement of its power-to-weight rate and 460 pounds of torque, the C7 looks to live up to the concept of “lighter and faster,” going from 0-60 seconds in a mere four seconds. Definitely not bad for a base model sports car!
According to NBC News, the Stingray is purposed to make history as the most powerful base-model Corvette ever released over the car’s six decade pedigree. The 2014 Corvette Stingray edition is slated to be released by the end of the summer with a base price starting at $51,995, with the convertible to follow by the top of next year.
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