Corvette Stingray good for 455 hp, most ever

Chevrolet says the 2014 Corvette Stingray has more standard power than any Corvette ever.

The LT1, 6.2-liter V-8 is rated 455 horsepower and 460 pounds-feet of torque, up from the 2013’s 430 hp and 424 lbs.-ft. With the optional high-performance exhaust system, the 2014 Stingray is 460 hp and 465 lbs.-ft.

That power and lightweight technology that went into the new Corvette should result in acceleration from a standing start to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, Chevy says — almost frighteningly quick.

For drivers not compelled to exercise all that power, the Vette is expected to 26 mpg on the highway.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe, starting at $51,995 including shipping, is due at dealers this fall. A convertible version is to follow by year’s end

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