Performance figures for the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 have been officially released.
Chevrolet says with an optional performance package fitted, its new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds, braking from 100km/h-0 in 32.6m, sustaining a cornering force of 1.03 g, and covering the quarter mile in 12 seconds with a final speed of 191.5km/h.
The latest details, which see the Z51 accelerate faster than the new $389,300 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, come less than a month after the official outputs of the new seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette were revealed at 339kW/624Nm standard and 343kW/630Nm with a performance exhaust option installed.
Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter saidChevrolet set out to elevate every aspect of the car’s performance for the new Stingray.
“Considered alone, the acceleration, braking and cornering performance of the Corvette Stingray is truly impressive. More significant is how well they work together.”
With both the $2800 ($3000) Z51 Performance Package fitted and the $1795 ($1900) optional Magnetic Ride Control with Performance Traction Management, Chevrolet says the Corvette lapped the Virginia International Raceway’s (VIR) 6.8km ‘Grand Course’ in 2:51.78 – faster than a 2012 Camaro ZL1 coupe.
The Z51 Performance Package includes an electronic limited-slip differential; dry-sump oiling system; integrated brake, differential and transmission cooling; and a unique aero package said to further improve high-speed stability.
While the standard 6.2-litre LT1 V8-powered Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale in the US in September priced from $51,995 ($56,400) – to be followed later in the year by the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible – the car maker says a Corvette Stingray specced to match the VIR test car would cost $56,590 ($61,400).