2010 Chevrolet Corvette - Road Test Specs

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

(6.2L V8 6-speed Manual)
Vehicle
Model year2010
MakeChevrolet
ModelCorvette
StyleGrand Sport 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 6M)
Base MSRP$55,720
Options on test vehicleAM/FM Radio With CD Player and DVD Navigation ($1,750), Coupe Premium Equipment Group 4LT ($7,705 -- includes cargo net, luggage shade, multilevel heated sport bucket seats with perforated leather, power lumbar and side bolsters, six-way power passenger seat, head-up display, Universal Home Remote transmitter, Bluetooth phone connectivity, power telescoping steering column, memory package (with two driver settings, exterior mirrors and telescoping steering column), seven Bose speakers, 1-year subscription to XM Satellite Radio, leather-wrapped upper instrument panel, upper door trim panels and console storage cover, exclusive leather color and two-tone design, seat headrest "tonal" crossed flag embroidery, enhanced armrest padding and special bias pattern console trim plate), Dual-Mode Performance Exhaust ($1,195), Grand Sport Chrome Aluminum Wheels ($1,995), Velocity Yellow Tintcoat Paint ($850), Pedal Covers ($295).
As-tested MSRP$69,510
Drivetrain
Drive typeLongitudinally mounted front-engine rear-wheel drive
Engine typePort-injected V8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)6,162cc (376 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainPushrod, two valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)10.7
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)436 @ 5,900
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)428 @ 4,600
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)1st = 2.97, 2nd = 2.07, 3rd = 1.43, 4th = 1.00, 5th = 0.71, 6th = 0.56, FD = 3.42, R = 3.28
Chassis
Suspension, frontIndependent, double wishbones, transverse leaf springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, double wishbones, transverse leaf springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional hydraulic-assist rack-and-pinion power steering
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelEagle F1 Supercar
Tire typeAsymmetrical, performance, run-flat
Tire size, frontP275/35ZR18
Tire size, rearP325/30ZR19 (94Y)
Wheel size18-by-9.5 inches front -- 19-by-12 inches rear
Wheel materialChromed alloy
Brakes, front14-inch ventilated, cross-drilled disc with six-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear13.4-inch ventilated, cross-drilled disc with four-piston fixed calipers
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)3.1
0-60 mph (sec.)4.4
0-75 mph (sec.)6.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)12.4@115.1
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.0
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)26
60-0 mph (ft.)106
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)68.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.96
Sound level @ idle (dB)52.0
@ Full throttle (dB)87.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.6
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsRequires higher launch rpm than base Corvette due to super-wide rear tires. Still, finding the right launch isn't impossible and it's fairly easy to pedal it to find traction, and a happy medium is fairly intuitive. There's still something satisfying about slamming a Corvette that sounds like this one does through the gears. We tried the built-in electronic launch control that was dead consistent, but ultimately slower (about 0.3) than our own organic traction control.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsConsistent, but not inspiring, pedal feel. Some awkwardness at full ABS -- a bit wooden, actually. Obviously powerful brakes.
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsSkid pad: Massive grip, but not intuitive balance. Dumping the throttle does produce the desired effect; however, it's not as naturally adept at doing so as other sports cars that cost as much as this one does. We found an ever so slight advantage (0.01g) to running the skid pad in Competition mode. Slalom: Again, unnatural steering feel in quick transitions. Not completely numb, but also not talkative. Doesn't make me want to attack the slalom like other cars do.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)65
Wind (mph, direction)2.25 mph (head-/cross-wind)
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/26 highway/19 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)14.4 worst/22.0 best/16.1 average (over 603 miles)
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.0
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,311
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,349
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)52/48
Length (in.)175.6
Width (in.)75.9
Height (in.)48.7
Wheelbase (in.)105.7
Track, front (in.)63.5
Track, rear (in.)62.5
Turning circle (ft.)39
Legroom, front (in.)43.1
Headroom, front (in.)37.7
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.2
Seating capacity2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)22.4
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)Not applicable
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsNot available
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard (includes Launch Control)
Stability controlStandard (includes On, Off, On with Trac Off, and Competition modes)
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemStandard with location
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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