2001 Chevrolet Corvette - Road Test Specs

2001 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

(5.7L V8 6-speed Manual)
Model year2001
StyleZ06 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
Base MSRP$46,855
As-tested MSRP$47,525
Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5.7
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)385 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)385 @ 4,800
Transmission type6-speed manual
Steering typespeed-proportional power steering
Tire size, frontP275/40ZR18
Tire size, rearP275/40ZR18
Brakes, frontfront and rear ventilated disc
Track Test Results
0-60 mph (sec.)4.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.1@112.8
60-0 mph (ft.)109
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)42.3
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsThis car just explodes off the line. Talk about torque! There is nothing but tire spin if you launch over 2,000 rpms with traction control turned off. I aborted two runs because I launched with massive tire spin. The best runs were with the traction control off and a solid low rpm launch. Launch technique was critical with this car, and with a little more practice, we think we could have gotten quarter-mile times under 13 seconds.
Braking commentsWhat more can be said, it is the best brake preformance number ever recorded on a production vehicle here at Edmunds.com. Solid and quick with no lateral movement whatsoever. Three runs were within a foot and a half of each other with the last stop being the best.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (F)65
Wind (mph, direction)0 mph
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto / Manual 19/28
Edmunds observed (mpg)16.1
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,130
Length (in.)179.7
Width (in.)73.6
Height (in.)47.7
Wheelbase (in.)104.5
Legroom, front (in.)42.7
Headroom, front (in.)37.9
Seating capacity2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)13.3
Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain3 years / 36,000 miles
Corrosion6 years / 100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years / 36,000 miles
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsNot Available
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Available
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Available
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Available
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Available
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Available

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