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Some of you have mentioned not being able to duplicate the stated 0 to 60 time of 3.8 seconds. According to Edmunds, from the article titled "2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Suspension Walkaround" dated July 24, 2013, it stated; "Josh promptly equaled GM's straight-line acceleration claims of a 12-second quarter-mile and zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds AFTER EXCLUDING THE SAME 1 FOOT OF INITIAL DRAG STRIP ROLLOUT THEY DEDUCT. But rollout and zero mph are mutually exclusive concepts; THE TRUE ZERO-MEANS-ZERO-TO-60 FIGURE IS 4.1 SECONDS!"

So obviously there is some constructive working with numbers here! I just wanted to post this to help clear up the confusion and because there have been multiple questions about it! I hope this helps in some small way!
 

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As I had posted elsewhere on our forum, I ran two back to back opposite direction 0-60 runs with RedHot. I used the on board 0-60 timer, had her in Tour and did not use Launch Control and tires were warm, low humidity and in the low 70 degree ambient temps. Both runs were 4.2 seconds. I am fairly confident that I could do better and shave a ten of a second or possibly two by trying a combination of the following: use Track Mode, Launch Control, push her harder (that is more vigorously stomp the gas), increase engine revs prior to releasing brakes, etc. :cool:
 

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Unless you do have an auto (which arguably takes some fun out to some) there are a ton of variables..

An auto will give computer precise shifts, perfect rev in launch control mode, push it as hard as it can take, etc etc.

I recall once reading a 4 speed auto C5 was faster than the 6sp manual in that generation by .1-.2 sec.


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Interesting Mecholova. That is an amazing time, better than I have seen others achieve. He must have done the runs quite a while before taking the photo since his engine temp, oil temp and tac red line indicate a very cold car.
 

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Haha yeah. A few people jumped on him about pushing it without warming up the engine, not wearing a seatbelt and keeping the door open :)

He posted his time without the pic first and when people called BS he went to the garage and snapped that

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