When pricing of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was announced back in April, Chevrolet promised that ‘Vettes equipped with the Z51 Performance Package would be able to hit impressive figures that include “0-60 mph in under four seconds and more than 1g in cornering,” and now it has backed these numbers up. While metrics for a stock Stingray weren’t released, checking the $2,800 Z51 box will get you a 0-60 time of just 3.8 seconds and a skidpad number of 1.03g.

Between its 460 horsepower and now its 3.8-second 0-60 time, the Stingray Z51 is positioned directly in between the new Porsche 911 S and Turbo models while costing significantly less than both. In addition to this, Chevy is promising a quarter mile time of 12 seconds and 60-0 braking in just 107 feet.

As an extra little bit of bragging rights, Chevy says that an almost-stock Z51 (with a racing seat, harness and fire extinguisher added inside the car) with Magnetic Ride Control was able to lap the Virginia International Raceway Grand Course in 2:45.78. Wondering how that compares with other known hi-po models? So are we…

Although there are no official VIR lap times to compare against, we did find that FastLaps.com has an unofficial collection of times for the track that places the new Stingray in the number two spot, just behind a 2008 Corvette ZR1. If accurate, that’s mighty impressive. Scroll down for the official press release.

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By Jeffrey N. Ross