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2014 Corvette Stingray Engine Horsepower Officially Rated at 460, 465 lb-ft Torque

The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s all-new LT1 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 460 horsepower (343 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 465 lb-ft of torque (630 Nm) at 4,600 rpm, with the available performance exhaust system.

The Stingray is SAE-certified at 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) with the standard exhaust system. They are the highest standard power ratings ever for the Corvette, delivered with efficiency that is expected to exceed 26 mpg on the highway.

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 uplevel engines offered by competitors.

At 74 horsepower 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 5 lb-ft of the 7.0L engine. That torque is generated early and sustained across the rpm band, with 316 lb-ft 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.

The new LT1 engine’s high output, and high power density and efficiency are due to several advanced technologies, including direct injection, Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing, which support an advanced combustion system.

Direct injection is a primary contributor to the engine’s combustion efficiency, ensuring a more complete burn of the fuel in the air-fuel mixture. That’s achieved by precisely controlling the mixture motion and fuel injection spray pattern. Direct injection also keeps the combustion chamber cooler, which allows for a higher compression ratio. Emissions are also reduced, particularly cold-start hydrocarbon emissions, which are cut by about 25 percent.

Active Fuel Management, or cylinder deactivation, is a  first-ever application on Corvette. It helps save fuel by imperceptibly shutting down half of the engine’s cylinders in light-load driving. Continuously variable valve timing is refined to support the LT1 AFM and direct injection systems to further optimize performance, efficiency and emissions.

These technologies support the all-new, advanced combustion system, which incorporates a new cylinder-head design and a new, sculpted piston design that is an integral contributor to the high-compression, mixture motion parameters enabled by direct injection.

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.

 

Chevy Small Block History

The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s LT1 engine is the fifth generation of the Small Block engine family, which debuted in the Corvette in 1955. It displaced 4.3L (265 cubic inches) and was rated at 195 horsepower, drawing air and fuel through a four-barrel carburetor. Five years later, Small Block power helped Corvette secure its first victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In 2012, the Small Block-powered Corvette Racing C6.R beat Ferrari, BMW and Porsche to sweep the drivers’, team, and manufacturer championships in production-based American Le Mans Series GT class. These championships make Corvette Racing the most successful team in ALMS history, with a total of 77 class wins, eight drivers’ championships, and nine manufacturer and team championships since 2001.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale this fall, with a convertible following by the end of the year – each sharing an all-new aluminum frame structure and enhanced chassis, as well as completely new exterior and interior designs.

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2014 Corvette Stingray Price Revealed: $51,995 For Coupe, $56,998 For Convertible

The question “How much does the new C7 Corvette cost?” can finally be answered.

Today it was announced that the starting price of the 2014 Corvette Stingray will be $51,995 for the Stingray Coupe, and $56,995 for the Stingray Convertible.

Also unveiled is the price of various performance packages and upgrades, such as the Z51 Performance Package ($2,800), carbon fiber interior trim ($995), and dual-mode performance exhaust system ($1,195).

We’ve got the full breakdown of the packages and pricing on our 2014 Corvette page.

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Vettes and Vs Car Show Coming in August for Chevy Corvettes and Cadillac CTS-Vs


On August 31st, 2013, Ross Downing Chevrolet will host the Vettes and Vs car show in Hammond, Louisiana!

The charity event will be held at the Southeastern University Center on the Southeastern campus, and is in support of the Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps support children with heart conditions.

Owners of both Chevy Corvettes and Cadillac CTS-Vs are welcome to attend by registering online. There will be awards handed out if you’re interested in competing – click here to view the list of awards and vehicle classes. You do not have to be a member of a car club to participate, so we invite everyone to attend!

Click here to view the official Vettes and Vs website for more details.

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Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car Editions On Sale Now!

We’ve got a rare combo on sale now here at Ross Downing Chevrolet: a 1978 Chevy Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car Edition, and a 2008 Chevy Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car Edition!

Both are in fantastic condition, super clean inside and out, and have been garage-kept. Click here to see our entire used Corvette lineup, or call us at (888) 242-6209 to request more information on these rare collector’s items!

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2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible Revealed

The new 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, and we’ve got the pictures and video to prove it.

Featuring a new fully electronic top that can be operated remotely with the car’s key fob, as well as raised and lowered while driving, the new Stingray Convertible maintains the same LT1 V8-powered performance as its Coupe sibling.

Check out our C7 Corvette page for the full details, and also don’t forget to take a look at our Chevy Corvette Facebook page for a full gallery of photos.

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2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible Confirmed, Coming Soon

“When will the new Corvette Stingray Convertible be released?” has been a question on the minds of many since the debut of the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray. Well, you won’t have to wait very long to see it, as March 5th will mark the unveiling of the Convertible design.

What will it look like? How will the design fit with the new body lines? How much will it cost? These are questions that will have to wait, for now at least. Once the new Convertible is revealed, we will, of course, have all the details for you.

As always, if you want to be one of the first to order a 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible, head over to our C7 Waiting List page. You will be notified as soon as ordering officially begins.

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2014 C7 Corvette Stingray Revealed

The day that many of us have been waiting years for is here. The C7 Corvette has been unveiled, as the Stingray name is resurrected to bring us the all-new 2014 Chevy Corvette.

The new design really brings together the best of both worlds – European and American design – and succeeds in taking the Corvette brand into a new age of high-tech horsepower.

CLICK HERE to see our full-coverage C7 page. We’ve got pictures, specs, and everything in between, and will be updating the page constantly within the coming weeks with any new info (including pricing) as soon as it is released.

As always, if you’re interested in becoming one of the first to own a C7 Stingray, click here to visit our C7 Waiting List page and add your name to the list!

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