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C8 Corvette Stingray Quarter-Mile Stats: 11.3 Seconds At 121 MPH

A page in a booklet from a General Motors engineer in Detroit reveals how badass the C8 Corvette Stingray is on the quarter-mile run, which is done in 11.3 seconds at a trap speed of 121 miles per hour. That’s seriously quick and seriously fast for the first-ever ‘Vette with the engine in the middle, the LT2 that packs 495 horsepower with the sports exhaust.
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Also achievable with the Z51 Performance Package, the torque rating levels up to 470 pound-feet from 6.2 liters of displacement, natural aspiration, and eight cylinders. 30 miles per hour are achievable in 1.1 seconds while 60 mph takes 2.9 seconds. Top speed? Make that 193 mph, which is one mile per hour down on what Chevrolet spokesperson Kevin Kelly said.
 
It’s rather unclear how the Z51 Performance Package plays out in achieving these figures because the page in the booklet only mentions 2020 Corvette LT2without any other explanation. Nevertheless, the numbers don’t lie and the C8 in Stingray flavor is hugely impressive by all accounts.
 
One of the reasons the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is such a surprising performer is the dual-clutch transmission. A much quicker gearbox than the eight-speed automatic in the previous generation, the DCT starts at 2.905 for the first ratio and tops with 0.329 for the seventh.
 
The fuel tank? Make that 18.5 gallons or 70 liters. Fuel economy isn’t featured, but knowing how ‘Vette customers like to drive, there’s no denying that gas mileage is of lesser importance than the car’s performance.
 
Turning our attention back to the engine, the 376-cu.in. powerplant redlines at 6,600 rpm with a compression ratio of 11.45 as per the booklet. Braking from 60 miles per hour to naught takes 108.4 feet, and curb weight is rated at 3,535 pounds for the coupe.
 
Opt for the Z51 Performance Package, and the C8 Corvette Stingray gains a few pounds for a grand total of 3,577 pounds. The convertible tips the scales at 3,637 pounds without the go-faster pack.

 
 
 
 
 

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