Edmunds has gotten a crack at the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, and has done what many of us have been aching to do since the sharp new sports car debuted on a frigid Detroit night – put it on the dyno. Using a Blade Silver Metallic Stingray, complete with the seven-speed manual transmission and the optional Z51 Performance Package, the team at Edmunds ran the C7 through a number of pulls.

The results were remarkably consistent, with a two-horsepower variation across four runs. After the initial sprints, the team took the Vette out for a few more dyno pulls, just to confirm the numbers. The average came out to 411 horsepower at the rear wheels and 407 pound-feet of torque, which is extremely impressive. Scroll down to watch the full video from Edmunds.


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      tool0117
      • 1 Year Ago
      400/400 at the rear wheels is very impressive for the base Vette. I'm getting more and more attracted to this by the day, everything about it is much sharper than the already great-value-for-money C6. I didn't really have a huge problem with the taillights in the first place, moreso the black vents and the round tailpipes, but the looks are growing on me daily. Can't wait to see it in person, and can't wait to see the Z06 & ZR1 to come. Great work, Chevy
      sowman
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, that is really impressive. The vette either has very little drive-train loss or Chevy is greatly underrating the C7.
      Daltini
      • 1 Year Ago
      If the rule of thumb 15% is true with this car its making around 485HP IN BASE CORVETTE. Which would be pretty amazing but I'm betting its losing less than 15%.
      Snaisa
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like it can be Bruce Wayne's Corvette
      CadiVetteFerrari
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's pretty damn efficient.
      FRD
      • 1 Year Ago
      If this is the base engine, what other engines will be offered in the Corvette?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FRD
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          Ron
          • 1 Year Ago
          To be honest, I am expecting a supercharged Z06; something similar to the CTS-V motor now; and who the hell knows for the ZR1, if they even build a ZR1...
      icemilkcoffee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Do we know how much power a C6 makes on this dyno? That would provide a useful comparison.
      Luke Scrase
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow
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        TruthHertz
        • 1 Year Ago
        I\'m fairly certain that it is preferable to the Daewoo that you probably drive...
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          @TruthHertz
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        Firefly
        • 1 Year Ago
        ...shouldn't your monkey @$$ be squatting under a bridge spinning gold from yarn or some bull$#!+ like that or trying to buy some villager's baby?
        edward.stallings
        • 1 Year Ago
        Cool you don't like it, but the styling is very original except where it draws on earlier Corvettes and other GM products, and accomplishes what they wanted, which is to make just about everything else look old - including the Ferrari 599...
        CJ_313
        • 1 Year Ago
        Never seen so many downvotes before... Laser might be a record-breaker lol.
          • 1 Year Ago
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        the.fog
        • 1 Year Ago
        Well then, since China now controls the world, I guess I should be happy in my new "Chinese knockoff".
      nocommie11
      • 1 Year Ago
      Still a donkey cart in the technology area.
        mbukukanyau
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        Do you know the amount of engineering prowess that went into inventing the traverse mounted composite spring, the amount of patents in its composition and the engineering patents around the shock tower elimination to enable corvettes put down the awesome laps they do? Think about it (if you think). How do you think a C6 Z06 puts down a lap faster than the SLS black Series AMG around Laguna SECA by 3. Seconds? There is no ox cart here my friend, you should go back to watching ‘factual Clarkson’
          domingorobusto
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mbukukanyau
          Exactly. I see far more technological prowess and elegance of design in making something as simple as a leaf spring work this well. Anyone can increase capability with complication, but it takes true engineering prowess to make the simple things work just as well.
        Rayvan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        Yeah, it must suck to be a fan of technologically-advanced cars that get their asses kicked by a donkey cart, huh?
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        @nocommie11
        Have you seen the motor trend review? they mention how incredible it is in the tech area.
        palmcoast26
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        you are an idiot, go buy a Honda or sardine can BMW
      Rob J
      • 1 Year Ago
      Almost as much torque as the new 3.0 TDI from Audi. Neat.
        edward.stallings
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rob J
        Torque and power are things most people do not seem to grasp, and you are obviously among them. Did you know that a Formula 1 engine does not make as much torque as this Vette engine? Do you realize that 1,000,000 foot pounds of torque at 0 RPM = 0 horsepower.... A garbage truck engine makes a ton of torque, but won't get a hot rod down the track too fast....
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        domingorobusto
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rob J
        Sigh. You do realize that the 410 lb-ft figure is at the tires right? Meaning that figuring a 15% drivetrain loss that's actually around 480 lb-ft at the crank as compared to the Audi's 428 lb-ft at the crank?
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