Chevrolet has released performance estimates for its latest Corvette, claiming that the car will hit 60 mph from a stand still in 3.8 seconds flat when equipped with the Z51 performance package.
Once the car hits 60 mph, Chevy says that the Stingray will take 107 feet to get back to stand still. For those interested in taking the 455-hp American sports car to the drag strip, the automaker claims that Corvette Stingray will run the quarter mile in 12 seconds and hit a top speed of 119 mph on the way.
To make sure that the Corvette gets real track-ready credentials, Chevy took the car to Virginia International Raceway’s (VIR) 4.2-mile grand course, where it laid down a solid time of 2:51.78, and managed to pull 1.03 gs while cornering. That puts this car just ahead of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggara, which clocked a 2:51.80 at VIR, and just behind a Ferrari 458 Italia, which holds a 2:49.90 lap time according to Fastestlaps.com.
The car that made the VIR run was equipped with the Z51 performance package as well as the brand’s magnetic ride control suspension setup. Once the $2,800 performance package and $1,795 magnetic ride control suspension were added to the car, it brings the total MSRP to $56,590; about a quarter of the price of the two exotics it kept up with at VIR.
The performance package adds go-fast goodies like an electronic limited-slip differential, individual differential and transmission cooling as well as an aerodynamics package that further improves high-speed stability. It also comes with a dry-sump oiling system and integral brake.
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