New Chevy Corvette Stingray Makes 460 HP with Performance Exhaust System

New Chevy Corvette Stingray Makes 460 HP with Performance Exhaust System

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

It seems GM was hiding one more doozy before spilling the beans on the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. We uncovered earlier that the new ‘Vette makes more horsepower than originally expected — 650 hp, to be exact. But much to our surprise, it has even more ponies to offer.

Recall that the Stingray coupe comes out of the box with 455-hp and 460 lb-ft (623 Nm) of torque, while the convertible packs 450-hp and 450 lb-ft (609 Nm) of torque, which is the same as Chevrolet’s earliest estimates. However, an available Performance Exhaust System can actually boost the coupe’s output to 460-hp and 465 lb-ft of Torque.

The 6.2-liter V8 LT1 engine in both models is connected to either a six-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission or an industry-exclusive TREMEC TR6070 seven-speed manual with Active Rev Matching. With the manual, the coupe accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in under 4 seconds. GM expects a highway fuel economy rating of 26 mpg.

“The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s LT1 engine is a triumph of advanced technology, delivering more power and torque than ever before with greater efficiency,” said Jordan Lee, Small Block chief engineer. Its “performance complements the Corvette’s low mass with a tremendous feeling of power that builds as the rpm climbs. Drivers will experience more power and acceleration than ever before with the standard engine — in fact, its power and torque surpass many uplevel engines offered by competitors.”

The 2014 Corvette Stingray starts at $51,995 for the coupe and the Corvette Stingray convertible will start at $56,995.

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