2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Chevrolet Corvette - Road Test Specs

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

(6.2L V8 Supercharger 6-speed Manual)


Year Make Model2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M)
Vehicle TypeRWD two-door, two-passenger coupe
Base MSRP$109,130
Options on test vehicle3ZR Premium Equipment Group $10,000 -- includes custom leather interior, Bose premium seven-speaker system, 1-year satellite radio, power-telescoping steering wheel, heated seats, memory package, universal home remote, adjustable sport bucket seats with perforated leather inserts, six-way power seat adjust, luggage shade and cargo net, Bluetooth for phone, navigation system with AM FM CD player); ZR1 Chrome Aluminum wheels ($2,000); Pedal Covers ($295).
As-tested MSRP$121,425
Assembly locationBowling Green, KY
North American parts content (%)70 Percent


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)6,162cc (376 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainPushrod, two valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)9.1
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)638 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)604 @ 3,800
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=2.29:1, II=1.61:1, III=1.21:1, IV=1.0:1, V=0.81:1, VI=0.67:1
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.42:1


Suspension, frontIndependent double-wishbones, transverse leaf spring, driver-adjustable two-mode magnetorheological dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent double-wishbone, transverse leaf spring, driver-adjustable two-mode magnetorheological dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)Variable ratio: 14.6:1 to 17.1:1
Tire make and modelMichelin Pilot Sport 2
Tire typePerformance front - performance rear
Tire size, frontP285/30ZR19 Z
Tire size, rearP335/25ZR20 Z
Tire sizeNot available
Wheel size, front19-by-10-in
Wheel size, rear20-by-12-in
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front15.5-inch ventilated carbon-ceramic discs with six-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear15-inch ventilated carbon-ceramic discs with four-piston fixed calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.2
0-45 mph (sec.)3.0
0-60 mph (sec.)3.9
0-75 mph (sec.)5.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)11.7 @ 126.7
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)3.7
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.2
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.1
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.0
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.3
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)11.7 @127.0
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)3.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)24
60-0 mph (ft.)101
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)71.8
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON72.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)1.02
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON1.0
Sound level @ idle (dB)57.4
@ Full throttle (dB)93.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)75.5
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,000

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsRuns 1-4 with PTM/launch control on. Very difficult to beat launch control on this surface. All numbers suffer because of less grip relative to last test.
Braking commentsPedal is immediate with very little idle stroke. Effectiveness not as striking as I remember. Surface, perhaps?
Handling commentsSkid pad: Driving is still marginally quicker here. PTM 5 gets the job done well but doesn't allow much slip angle in steady-state cornering. Slalom: Massive confidence in PTM5 -- throw it between cones with confidence. Manages to go where it's pointed without closing the throttle. Truly impressive.

Testing Conditions

Test date6/8/2010
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)71.8
Relative humidity (%)62.7
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.8
Wind (mph, direction)2.6
Odometer (mi.)2,522
Fuel used for testPremium unleaded
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)Recommended

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)14 city/20 highway/16 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)13.1
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.0
Driving range (mi.)360

Audio and Advanced Technology

iPod/digital media compatibilityGeneric aux jack
Satellite radioOptional
Bluetooth phone connectivityOptional
Navigation systemOptional
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard 12 months trial subscription
Smart entry/StartStandard on ignition and doors

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,333
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,366
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)53/47
Length (in.)176.2
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
Trunk volume (cu-ft)22.0


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles

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