|The Stingray moniker has been lying in wait for a new model worthy of it for some time now, and the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is very worthy. What began as a fine example of classic American Muscle has evolved into something closer to a supercar. The C7 Corvette is superbly refined and, when combined with its American V8 thunder, the end product is stunning; so much so that it may draw some serious looks from those who otherwise wouldn’t consider anything outside of Stuttgart of interest. The performance-per-dollar value of the Corvette has always been a huge appeal, but this time GM has left nothing amiss. The body recalls the classic Corvette form, but has a bit of Maranello thrown into the mix. Mechanically, the C7 has the most horsepower to ever arrive from GM, electronically-controlled steering, and a perfectly balanced 50/50 weight distribution. Sometimes change can be difficult, but when it comes to the new Stingray, it is a very good thing indeed.|
The C7 Corvette is the successor to the C6 Corvette, produced between 2005 and 2013. It is the first Corvette model to bear the Stingray name since the C3 Corvette.
The Corvette Stingray (C7) is powered by a 6.2L (6,162 cc) LT1 V8 engine with a total output of 455 hp (339 kW) and 460 ft·lb (624 N·m). The car is front-engined and uses a seven-speed manual transmission driving the rear wheels.
It has a 49%/51% front/rear weight distribution and a weight of 3444 lb (1562 kg). Top speed is estimated at 186 mph (300 km/h).
|Speed 7.7||Handling 4.9||Acceleration 8.4||Launch 8.5||Braking 5.0||A 607|
|Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer||Price: 65,000 CR or 109 T|
|DLC: Requires the Bondurant Car Pack|
|Top Speed: 205.9 mph (331.3 km/h)||Body Family: Modern Grand Touring|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.883 secs.||0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 8.782 secs.|
|Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 110.9 ft (33.8 m)||100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 279.7 ft (85.3 m)|
|Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.16 g||120 mph (193 km/h): 1.16 g|
|Conversion - Drivetrain|
|Conversion - Aspiration|
- The C7 Stingray's engine would later be used in the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS.
- The C7 Stingray's V8 engine is available as an Engine Swap option for certain cars in Forza Horizon 2, under the name "6.2L V8".