C7 Performance Numbers Add up to Fun
As announced earlier this summer, the '14 Corvette Stingray will pack 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the available performance exhaust system. (Cars with the standard exhaust will make 455/460.) These are the highest standard power ratings ever for a Corvette.
Up to 4,700 rpm, the new 6.2L LT1 engine is said to produce torque comparable to that of the outgoing 7.0L LS7, and 90 percent of its peak torque is available from 3,000 rpm all the way through 5,500 rpm.
How do those numbers play out on the street and track? Chevy estimates the Stingray will run from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds and conquer the quarter-mile in 12 seconds at 119 mph when equipped with the Z51 Performance Package. Braking is similarly impressive, at 107 feet from 60, while skidpad cornering comes in at 1.03 g's.
Hall of Fame Honors Ron Fellows
The Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame will induct longtime Corvette Racing driver Ron Fellows at a special ceremony scheduled for September 28 in Toronto, Ontario.
VETTE readers likely remember Fellows for the key role he played behind the wheel of the Pratt & Miller C5-R and C6.R Corvettes, where he helped the team capture two 24 Heures du Mans class wins and three American Le Mans Series (ALMS) championships during his tenure. The personable Fellows was also voted the ALMS' Most Popular Driver a total of four times. Factor in his 19 SCCA Trans Am and five NASCAR wins, and it's easy to see why he's considered one of the most versatile Canadian racers of all time.
"It's an absolute honor. I've been to a majority of these inductions as a spectator, and I'm very proud and privileged to be chosen," Fellows said.