At 455 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque (460 hp and 465 lb-ft with the available performance exhaust), the 2014 Corvette Stingray’s official SAE-rated power numbers come in slightly higher than GM’s original estimations. The new 6.2L LT1 engine also as much as 30 more horsepower than what the outgoing LS3 provides in the outgoing C6 Corvette base model, and a more-important power:weight ratio improvement.
For the starting MSRP of $51,995, it’s hard to think of any other performance two-seater coupe that comes close to its promised performance figures. For a rival, the closest thing might be the $84,300, which features only 350 hp, and a less optimal power:weight ratio.
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