For over 60 years the Corvette has upheld a legacy founded on quality performance and American ingenuity. This year the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 continues the legacy by providing the driver with an immense amount of control on the road and track, regardless of the conditions.
This sports car has become immensely popular in car culture across the United States and the world. Not only does the 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 dominate over other sports cars, it puts up a solid fight against some of the world’s top super cars.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 definitely produces the performance you would expect out of a high end sports car. On the test track, it was able to reach 0 to 60mph in just 3.8 seconds. Ferrari’s 458 Spider went from 0 to 62mph in 3.4 seconds, only 0.4 seconds faster than the Stingray. Its power off the line is just one of the many reasons the Stingray has so much buzz.
“We uncorked it at GM’s Milford, Michigan, proving grounds, where we strapped our testing gear to the thing and came away feeling sorry for almost any car that meets it at a stoplight, the track, or a winding road.” – Don Sherman, Car and Driver
“Read any review of the Corvette and you’ll see the same list of compliments and complaints: great performance, terrible interior, or some variation thereof. The Corvette team has an answer to that, and it’s called the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray…” –Scott Evans, Motor Trend
“From a new design to a new powertrain to a brand new interior, Chevrolet has revolutionized every nook and cranny of the ‘Vette.” –Justin Cupler, Top Speed
This year Chevrolet has done a great job of providing the industry with a car that requires no tradeoffs. Performance in sports cars usually means sacrificing your wallet to the gas pump. However, with an estimated 21 mpg in the city and estimated 29 mpg on the highway, the 2014 Corvette Stingray dramatically reduces the strain on your wallet at the pump, without losing any horsepower or performance on the road.
Under the hood, the 2014 Corvette Stingray packs a punch with its 6.2L V8 engine that puts out up to 460hp. With 465lb. – ft. of torque, nothing is lost in translation in this sports car. Another aspect that sets this car apart is its active fuel management system, which uses half of the engines cylinders when cruising and then engages the full 8 cylinders when accelerating.
A big aspect of the car, that puts it ahead of the competition, is an almost exact 50/50 weight distribution. Ford, which produced the rival 2014 Mustang Shelby GT500, was only able to achieve 57/43 weight distribution between the front and rear tires. Chevrolet also decreased the weight of the 2014 Corvette Stingray from last year’s model by 100lbs through their integration and engineering of an all new aluminum frame.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is in a class of its own. This car has not only stood the test of time, but has evolved into a vehicle never thought attainable in prior years. This car is our pick for the vOffer “Spotlight of the Month” because it packs power, performance and fuel efficiency into a stylish and sleek body design. Plus it features an economical price tag not typically seen in other sports cars of this quality.