Video: First Customer-Owned 2014 Corvette Runs Quarter Mile

By John Beltz Snyder

September 30, 2013

The video comes from Hennessey, but the production C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray you see here is bone stock. And, yes, even unmodified, it is blistering fast.
This Corvette 3LT is equipped with an automatic transmission, as well as the Z51 performance package. This means it has some factory-added aerodynamic touches, an electronic limited-slip differential, performance gear ratios, upgraded brakes, wheels, and Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP tires, unique suspension, dry sump oil system, and improved cooling.
Here, we see the new Vette run the quarter-mile drag strip in 12.23 seconds, at 114.88 miles per hour. The driver looks pretty relaxed the whole time, too.
This recorded 0-60 time of 4.15 seconds is slightly slower than the 3.8 seconds Chevrolet announced for the Z51, but it’s nothing to balk at. Hennessey also recorded a 0-100 time of 9.5 seconds.
We can expect these numbers to change quite a bit once Hennessey starts tinkering with the new Stingray. The tuning group already has plans for a 700-horsepower version of the car. We can’t wait.
Enjoy the video, below.