Corvette Stingray 2014: Car Crash A Big Deal Since There’s A One Year Z51 Waiting List
The Corvette Stingray 2014 model is hotly desired for its new design, so much that you’ll have to wait a year for it!
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the 2014 Corvette Stingray offers high tech performance under an old name.
The Corvette Stingray 2014 model is capable of doing a quarter mile in 12.23 seconds yet at the same time it’s fuel efficient as well, offering an improved EPA fuel rating of 16 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. As a comparison, the 2013 Corvette Stingray offered an EPA fuel rating of 15 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
But that’s just the automatic versions. The manual edition of the Corvette Stingray 2014 gets an amazing 17/29 mpg even though it’s powered by a 455-hp 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 with 460 lb-ft of torque. To put this power to efficiency ratio in perspective, my wife’s 2001 Hyuandi Tiburon gets 21/29 mpg but only produces 140 horsepower with 133 lb-ft of torque. So car technology has come a long way in the last 10 plus years.
But the $60,000 Corvette Stingray 2014 model with the Z51 package is apparently hard to find. Dealers across America are saying there’s a one year waiting list. This large delay is due to not being able to produce the necessary car parts fast enough to meet demand.
The Z51 package transforms the standard model Corvette Stingray 2014 into a supercar thanks to a “dry pump oil system, revised suspension, slotted brake rotors, larger front brake discs, an aero package, electronic limited-slip differential, larger wheels, and revised gear ratios.” The Z51 package means the Corvette Stingray can beat out even a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. It’s a major reason like this that has about 75 percent of potential Corvette Stingray 2014 owners to desire the Z51 package.
It’s possible all this power is too much for some drivers. Even though the Corvette Stingray 2014 model has only been available for a short time two people have been reported in a Corvette Stingray crash. We’re not sure about the circumstances of the Corvette Stingray crash but apparently the hood was damaged and the top of the car was ripped, turning this Corvette into a convertible.