Source: Chevrolet In Europe via YouTube
2014 Chevrolet Corvette: See How Fast it Goes to 300 km/h
A new video released by Chevrolet In Europe puts the seventh-generation Corvette through the paces. Testing the supercar's 0-300 km/h time (or roughly 0-186 mph for U.S. drivers) is not an easy task, Chevy says. Patrick Herrmann, technical manager for Chevrolet Europe, said that times vary widely from test to test. Driving the new Corvette coupe, Herrmann was able to hit 96 km/h (or 60 mph) in 4.2 seconds. Official numbers from Chevrolet put the Corvette coupe at 3.8 seconds when equipped with the Z51 Performance package. We're not sure which version was driven in this vehicle. Nevertheless, Herrmann continued on until reaching 300 km/h, racing it through beautiful country roads and onto the Autobahn highway, where there are no speed limits in many parts. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is the most powerful base Corvette to date, achieving between 455 to 460 horsepower depending on whether or not the performance package is added. Power comes through a 6.2-liter V-8 direct injection engine. A lightweight aluminum frame and carbon fiber structures improve performance on the new Vette, helping to shave off time from last year's version. Check out the video for a full view of the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. Or check out spy shots of the upcoming Corvette Z06.
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