Fast Car: 2014 Corvette Stingray at 200 miles per hour

by • December 21, 2013 • Cars & Rides, VideosComments (1)

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You know the State Patrol is always on the lookout to ticket fast drivers, so why would the Texas State Patrol sit back and let a car travel down Houston’s Grand Parkway (Texas State Highway 99) at 200 miles per hour? To test their radar guns, of course! It also happens to be that this stretch of Texas highway hasn’t opened yet, so it isn’t like the car’s driver was endangering anyone but himself. It’s understandable that the Texas State Patrol would want to make sure their radar detectors are accurate on a target traveling so fast, but are they really expecting to need to use them on such a fast car? They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that must go for the police chases too. The State Patrol must be getting ready for some video game-style chase action. It’s true that there are a lot of long stretches of road in Texas, with much more room for felons to escape. Contrast running away from the cops in Texas to this guy, who stole a car and crashed into several other cars in the stolen vehicle on a narrow city street.

The 700-horsepower car in this video is a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with an MSRP of $51,000 to $61,800. This car comes stock at around 455-horsepower. The additional 240 horses comes from a nitrous system, enlarged headers, exhausts and other breathing changes customized by John Hennessey. This isn’t the only fast car in Chevy’s 2014 lineup, as the 2014 Camaro Z/28 recently beat times posted by Porsche and Lamborghini at the Nürburgring. Watch as this 2014 Corvette hits 200 miles per hour on this stretch of Texas road.

Also see a Corvette C6 vs. a Plymouth Road Runner in a drag race