We recently brought you this video of a red, automatic 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray courtesy of Late Model Racecraft completing the quarter mile in 11.47 seconds. As expected, since then LMR has been hard at work upgrading the C7 Corvette and currently have this; the world’s first 9-second C7 Corvette.
The car recently ran a 9.99 second quarter mile at a top speed of 132.7 mph. That is a full 1.5 seconds faster than the stock car ran so you could be mistaken for thinking this car had a set of turbochargers bolted on to achieve such a time.
Instead the vehicle is just fitted with a few engine modifications include a nitrous kit which sees power rise to 668 hp at the rear wheels. By comparison, the mighty Bugatti Veyron delivers 987 hp at the flywheel and stock, is ‘only’ capable of a quarter mile sprint in the 10-second region.
When left stock, the new car is the most powerful base Chevrolet Corvette ever produced, with 455 hp being produced for its new generation LT1 GM V8 engine. As a result, the new car surpasses the previous generation base C6 substantially in every performance aspect and is able to launch to 100 km/h in under four seconds, pull over 1G when cornering and is able to stop from 100 km/h in a similar time to the Z06 Corvette.
Chevrolet believes that the seventh-generation Corvette, or C7, is so extraordinary and such a jump in technology over all previous Corvette’s, that it has named it the Corvette Stingray after the legendary Stingray from the 1960’s.