Fact File: Corvette
More Powerful and More Refined than Ever
- Segment: Sportscar
- In model range since: 2005
|Trunk volume (liters)||Coupé: 634 Convertible: 295/144|
|Versions||6.2 V8 LS3|
|Nm @ rpm||575@4,600|
|0 – 100 km/h (s)||4.4|
|L/100 km (mix)||13.3|
Figures for automatic transmission in brackets
The sixth-generation Corvette was developed for pure sports-car duty and marked a real breakthrough for the American sports car in Europe. A principal step was the introduction of the 6.2L V8 LS3, replacing the 6.0L V8. This engine raised performance levels to 437 hp (321 kW) and 575 Nm, assuring an impressive top speed of over 300 km/h. This power plant is offered in the Corvette coupé and convertible. It can be combined with either the six-speed manual transmission or the six-speed automatic.
Corvette exemplifies a true sports car that is also safe and comfortable for everyday driving. This dimension of the Corvette is obvious in the whole interior and in numerous equipment choices, one example being the "luxury" package, optional for the coupé and standard for the convertible, the Z06 and the ZR1. It offers the proven head-up display that projects important data on the windshield in plain view of the driver, as well as heated seats with memory positions, a power telescoping steering column, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, and a Bose® seven-speaker audio system.
Status: September 2010