The power figures for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was leaked this weekend but today, General Motors finally announced the official figures with the 2014 Corvette fitted with the optional performance exhaust system (hence the asterisk) packing 460 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 465lb-ft of torque at 4,600 RPM. As we learned from the leaked information this weekend, the 2014 Stingray with the standard exhaust system offers 455 horsepower and 460lb-ft of torque at the same RPM speeds.
The figures of 455hp and 460lb-ft of torque for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray make the C7 Vette a touch more powerful than the 2013 Corvette which packs 430 horsepower and 424lb-ft of torque. For those models equipped with the high flowing performance exhaust, the 2013 Corvette offers 436 horsepower and 428lb-ft of torque so there is a similar yet slightly smaller impact for the 2014 Corvette fitted with the high performance exhaust package.
“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. “The LT1’s 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 up level engines offered by competitors.”
In addition to offering more power, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray could offer identical fuel economy with highway measures expected to hit 26 miles per gallon thanks to the lightweight chassis design of the C7 Corvette. More importantly to most Corvette buyers, this lightweight design will allow the 2014 Stingray to rip from a stop to 60 miles per hour in just 4 seconds flat.
With 460 horsepower and 465lb-ft of torque, the performance exhaust equipped 2014 Corvette Stingray LT1 engine offers an impressive measure of 74.19 horsepower per liter – making it one of the most powerful and volumetrically efficient engines available in the US market.
In addition to how much power is made, a good sports car engine offers more power lower in the RPM band and that is one area where the new Corvette’s LT1 excels. 316lb-ft of torque is available at just 1,000 RPM (which is just above idle) while at least 420lb-ft of torque is available between 3,000 and 5,000 RPM. This available power across the powerband ensures that the C7 Stingray will rock and roll no matter how the car is being driven.