Earlier today, we reported that the C7 Stingray would be producing 455 hp and 460 lb.ft of torque with the standard exhaust system. However, it now appears that with the optional performance exhaust system, the LT1-powered C7 Vette will make 460 hp and 465lb.ft of torque! Check out the SAE graph at our source’s link.
Chevy estimates that the Corvette will reach 60 mph from a dead stop in under four seconds. Additionally, the engine should exceed 26 mpg on the highway (although probably not if you’re constantly doing 0-60 runs). According to Jordan Lee, small block chief engineer, ?the 2014 Corvette Singray’s LT1 engine is a triumph of advanced technology, delivering more power and torque than ever before with greater efficiency.? He went on to add that, ?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 [editor's note, read: Porsche].?
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