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Corvette Stingray Posts Impressive Horsepower Numbers

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Media gather around the 7th-generation Chevrolet Corvette, the C7, after it was revealed to the media at the Russell Industrial Complex January 13, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The redesigned 2014 Corvette was unveiled at a preview of the 2013 North American International Auto Show, which opens in Detroit January 14th. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Media gather around the 7th-generation Chevrolet Corvette, the C7, after it was revealed to the media at the Russell Industrial Complex January 13, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The redesigned 2014 Corvette was unveiled at a preview of the 2013 North American International Auto Show, which opens in Detroit January 14th. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Chevy says it’s new Corvette will put out 460 horsepower, with a special performance exhaust, 455 without the optional exhaust.

Both numbers are higher than the current vehicle, and- -says GM–top any other standard engine.

“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.

“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.”

The Corvette Stingray was one of the stars of this year’s North American International Auto Show, attracting big crowds. General Motors has been slowly releasing details about the vehicle as we near its fall launch.

The vehicle will have a new, 6.2 liter V-8. GM says it will get a fuel economy of 26 miles per gallon highway. That fuel economy is helped by a new cylinder deactivation system that turns off some of the engines eight cylinders, when the Corvette is on the road.

The vehicle’s 0-60 time is expected to come in under four seconds.

General Motors plans to release the coupe version of the Corvette Stingray first, then follow up with the convertible version a few months later.

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