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.
“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).