Chevrolet's latest road rocket, the Corvette Stingray, is a very quick car. If one needs further proof of that, we recommend they take a look at this video from Hennessey of what is claimed to be the first privately owned C7 Corvette to make a pass down the quarter mile. Not just any quarter mile, mind, this black C7 blitzed its way down the tuner's primary testing dragstrip. The Chevrolet ran the quarter in just 12.23 seconds at 114.88 miles per hour. That is a very quick time for a stock car.

Equipped with the Z51 package and a six-speed automatic transmission, not only does the C7 run a solid time, but it does so with little to no drama. That won't last though, as Hennessey will likely return it to its owner with far more power – we just hope they show a drag run of the completed product. Take a look below to watch the C7's 12.23-second run on video.


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      Jimmy
      • 1 Year Ago
      No surprise that it ran that fast. The car is trying to outrun that UGLY rear end styling and leave it behind.
      Chsutera
      • 1 Year Ago
      Still a GM product, Which means it will be in the shop week after week after week. GM is not capable of producing a reliable car.
        mikemaj82
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Chsutera
        That's funny. We had Fords in our family forever, until we finally got tired of them constantly breaking down and the paint peeling off after a few years. We switched to GM and have had ZERO problems.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Chsutera
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          Chsutera
          • 1 Year Ago
          Years and years of owning GM cars. I gave up on GM after they took the bailout. Went to ford and have had no problems.
          Brex
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chsutera Years and years you've owned terrible GM products? Why would you continue to buy a product you didn't like for years and years? Because you didn't.
          Chsutera
          • 1 Year Ago
          Because I believed in the company. But after countless visits to the shop and them taking the bailout enough was enough..
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Chsutera
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        R.t Voll
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Chsutera
        Wow, It's Laser JR!
      nocommie11
      • 1 Year Ago
      Still just a Donkey Cart.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
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        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
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        methos1999
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        Still just a troll.
      Chsutera
      • 1 Year Ago
      LOL I love the GM fanboys on autoblog. Say one bad thing about GM and the down vote you with their thumbs of fury! Truth is GM is a pathetic company. Ford didnt need to take a bailout. GM did because their crappy cars cant go more then 10,000 miles without breaking down. I know from experience. So go ahead fanboys downvote me and continue to support this PATHETIC Welfare company on life support from obama.
        morning_glory1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Chsutera
        I don't mind people like you with the GM criticism but the methods you go about it are just ludicrous. First and foremost the bailout was about timing. Ford received a massive loan just prior to the credit market freezing up whereas GM was just a tad too late. Had the market not gone wonky they too would have received a massive loan and been in the same boat as Ford. Secondly It wasn't Obama that started the bailout, it was Bush. Third if GM cars broke down that frequent do you think they would be bee America's largest selling brand. Actually looking at most stats these days on reliability just about every car today is a winner. GM seems to be on top of their game these days according to JD and Consumers but I my guess is you are incapable of reading. I guess people could take some honest criticism but when it comes from someone so ill equipped to talk facts then I guess that's why people down vote you.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Chsutera
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          ngiotta
          • 1 Year Ago
          I sure hope you're not referring to the 5.9B DOE loan for Electic/Hybrid production and retooling. Obviously to be bailed out, you must first be on the verge of going under. Please post the source in which that points to Ford Motor Company taking TARP funds.
          ngiotta
          • 1 Year Ago
          Oh look it's Aaron N. bashing Ford. What a surprise. I'm still waiting to see the sources that Ford Motor Company took TARP funds. Obviously, you didn't understand the request. Some other points you don't understand: 1. Since when is a loan a bailout? 2. Since when is Ford Credit = Ford Motor Company? Maybe if you repeat your FUD a few more times, you'll start to believe it yourself.
        Beardinals
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Chsutera
        Your obvious command of both the English language and spelling and punctuation make it sooo easy to take you seriously.
          Jeremy
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Beardinals
          This is an informal social car site. Do you use proper grammar when speaking to everyone you encounter in any situation not matter what the setting ?
          R.t Voll
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Beardinals
          Don't feed the trolls.
          Jeremy
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Beardinals
          not saying I agree with his statement
      Koenigsegg
      • 1 Year Ago
      all that gas wasted
        prince_david
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Koenigsegg
        Oh did you fart? I thought I smelled some funny terrible here
        Cursethedawn
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Koenigsegg
        I hope the energy plant making the power to your plug is clean and guilt free.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Koenigsegg
        [blocked]
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Koenigsegg
        ...which is dwarfed by the amount of oxygen you waste on a daily basis. Go away.
      Stacey Snyder
      • 1 Year Ago
      Meh! Can't wait to see how long it is before someone gets locked inside or the roof blows off.
      Jake
      • 1 Year Ago
      Must be hate o'clock.
        OnTheRocks
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jake
        We're forecasting moderate to heavy hating throughout the day, with a 90% chance of terrible posting.
      JIM
      • 1 Year Ago
      very nice--it is still a chevy--whats the price tho?
        Chsutera
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JIM
        Lol all you did was ask what the price was and the GM fanboys down voted you. LOL
      Hi Big Rob
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not impressed at all, spend 31k on a 2012 mustang supercharged and ran mid 11's. Yea we are comparing stock to muscle, but lets also compare that the stingray was another 20k then my car and I will eat those up all day long! Dad always said corvettes are for people who don't know anything about muscle and don't care about money.....
        Joe Bo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hi Big Rob
        Why not compare the Vette to the boss laguna seca? $50k and it runs a mid 12. Not everyone who has $50k to spend is ignorant as you suggest. I'd take a boss ls over a 11 second gt any day. Boss ls is an excellent car but the Vette is better still.
        brandon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hi Big Rob
        As much as I hate GM, it's great you can go in a straight line. But can you turn? Personally, I HATE drag racing. It really proves nothing other than you have either A) more money or B) a better reaction time to lights. Neither makes a good racer. I seriously doubt your car will ever pull the same G's as a vette. You're also faster, or close to it, than a 458. But people that want the ultimate driving experience buy a car that can turn. Not that is a straight line rocket.
        mikemaj82
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hi Big Rob
        I want a car that won't be Found On Road Dead.
      nocommie11
      • 1 Year Ago
      Was the driver's mullet OK?
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        I hate to break it to you, but you're about 15-20 years late on that one because mullets really haven't been common since then.
          Chris
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chris
          Wow, I must have offended the last three people who still have mullets. I can't remember the last time I someone in a Corvette with one.
      bubba_roe
      • 1 Year Ago
      too bad its so ugly
      • 1 Year Ago
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