On Sunday, Hennessey Performance ran a 2014 Corvette Stingray equipped with the Z51 package and the 6-speed auto in the quarter mile. Today, Jalopnik brings us what they are calling the first customer-owned three-pedal quarter mile. More significant we believe is that it’s the first quarter mile run by a non-Z51 C7 Corvette with a 7-speed manual transmission.
This is an interesting video as we don’t believe Chevy has released performance estimates for the non-Z51 Corvette Stingray. With the Z51 Performance package and 7-speed manual, the new Corvette Stingray does the quarter mile in 12.0 seconds at 119 mph. Hennessey’s test last week with the Z51 6-Speed auto ran 12.2 at 114.9 mph. So how does this bone stock Corvette 7-speed do? With 455 hp and 460 ft-lbs of torque, watch this Stingray grip and go!
With little wheel slip, the Corvette rocketed down the strip, crossing the quarter mile mark in 12.47 seconds at 116.2 mph. Not to shabby for a base-equipped C7 Stingray. Seriously, if you have to reach for a Corvette and can only afford the $51,995 for the base 1LT Non-Z51 model, you’re still getting quite a bang for the buck.
We’re sure this isn’t the last we’ve seen of this Arctic White Corvette Stingray from Lashway Motorsports. And we can also bet we’ll be waiting for whatever combination of FIRST videos featuring a combination of Corvette Stingrays equipped or not equipped with the Z51 Auto/Manual NPP/Stock Exhaust.