Chevrolet happily announces that its all-new 2013 Corvette Stingray (with performance exhaust system), with 460 hp power output and 630 Nm of torque, was certified by SAE to have the most powerful standard engine to date. The Stingray was also certified at 455 hp and 624 Nm with the standard exhaust system.
“The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s LT1 engine is a triumph of advanced technology, delivering more power and torque than ever before with greater efficiency,” said Jordan Lee, Small Block chief engineer.
These power and torque figures were the highest standard power ratings that were achieved by the Corvette since its introduction. It has greater power density than the previous C6 Corvette and the C6 Z06.
With the new LT1 engine's high power output, Chevrolet expects the Corvette to do a 0-100km/h run in under 4 seconds. To make it more fuel efficient, the Corvette for the first time ever uses an active fuel management system that shuts down half of the engine's cylinders during light-load driving.
"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.” adds Lee.