General Motors owned Chevrolet had unveiled the 2014 Corvette Stingray's at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, and soon after, the company revealed the US pricing for the super luxury car. The retail price for Corvette Stingray coupe is $51,995, and the Corvette Stingray Convertible is tagged at $56,995. Both prices include a $995 destination fee but exclude tax, title, and license. Now, the company has officially released the engine specifications of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray is powered by an all-new LT1 6.2-litre V-8 engine that develops a massive 460bhp at 6,300rpm and 630Nm of top torque at 4,600rpm. The Stingray is SAE-certified at 460bhp and 624Nm with the standard exhaust system. They are the highest standard power ratings ever for the Corvette, delivered with efficiency that is expected to exceed 11kmpl on the highway.
“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.”
At 74bhp per liter, the LT1 has greater power density than the C6 Corvette’s LS3 6.2L engine and even the C6 Z06’s racing-derived 7.0L LS7. It also produces comparable torque to the LS7 – up to 4,700 rpm – and its peak torque is within 6.7Nm of the 7.0L engine. That torque is generated early and sustained across the rpm band, with 428Nm available at only 1,000 rpm and 90 percent of peak torque available from 3,000 rpm to 5,500 rpm – giving the lightweight Corvette Stingray excellent acceleration at all speeds.
Chevrolet estimates the Corvette will run from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds. Several measures and advanced technologies such as direct injection, Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing, which support an advanced combustion system, and many others, has helped the new LT1 engine to generate high output, and high power density and efficiency.
Additional engine features include:
Advanced oiling system with oil-spray piston cooling and available dry-sump oiling
Engine-mounted, camshaft-driven fuel pump to support the direct injection system
Intake manifold with “runners in a box” design that allows for high-efficiency airflow packaged beneath the Corvette’s low hood line
High-flow, four-into-one exhaust manifolds based on the design of the LS7 engine.