You know, there's a time a place for those annoying automotive geeks.Read Article
You know the guy. There the ones sitting in the corner of a social event memorizing the stupid test times for every single model vehicle. The zero to 60 times, the 1/4 mile, the amount of feet a car brakes, the works.
Even worse, they love to correct everyone when they're off by a touch.
Well, when it comes to testing a car, these are the guys that strap the car up on a dyno. Everyone has their place, folks.
The latest vehicle to get verified is the all-new Chevrolet Corvette. This is actually exciting because being that it's the base model, this should provide some guidance on how much power the vehicle actually makes and give us a better idea of how much more power is in the pipeline.
And the results are good. 411 hp and 407 lb.-ft. torque at the wheels. Considering the typical rule of thumb is 15 percent drivetrain loss that's a great sign for the 'Vette.
I am not sure about you guys but I think the other sports cars on the market are in for some pain as it appears this may be the first properly done up Corvette.
Here it is, the world's first independent chassis dyno test of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, or C7.
You already know all about the C7's LT1 engine because you read our Gen 5 engine backgrounder. You know that it is equipped with direct injection for the first time, and that at the flywheel it churns out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque (with optional performance exhaust). Heck, you're such a devoted reader that you've memorized our Corvette Stingray Road Test...
...Peak power of 411 hp (again, at the wheels) arrives just a thousand revs after the torque reaches its maximum, but clearly this is an engine with a broad-shouldered and flexible power delivery...