2009 Corvette Review

For the 2009 Corvette, there are many available models available for your choosing. There were also some minor changes that were made from the previous 2008 models. When you are a car as good as the Corvette, you don’t need changes, but these just helped solidify itself.

Changes

A lot of the changes were in the exterior look to the car. There were two more paint hues created for selection: cyber gray metallic and blade silver metallic. With that, two new trims were available on the interior, which went well with the new paint jobs: dark titanium and ebony leather. Blue tooth was added to models for the 2009 year. There was also a new 10 spoke wheel introduced. Overall, not many changes, but not many were needed.

Models

There are a ton of models for the 2009 Corvette. There is a base two door convertible option that had a price of $53,000. There is a championship model of the base model that cost $70,000 instead. A base coupe model is also standard and ran about $48,000. The competition sport special edition coupe ran at $55,000. A championship special edition coupe also came out at $65,000. The Z06 and ZR1 are popular models. The Z0R and ZR1 also had the models listed above. The price was much more though, with the Z06 ranging from $70,000 to $85,000, while the ZR1 was a $100,000 plus dollar car.

Powertrain

All of these models come with a powerful V8 engine. The more expensive they get though, the more power comes out. The base models all hover around 430 horsepower and 424 foot pounds of torque. The more expensive Z06 models top the 505 horsepower threshold, and produce 470 foot pounds of torque. The ZR1 is the premier Corvette, and produced 638 horsepower and 604 foot pounds of torque. All of these cars take premium unleaded fuel. These models all can go from 0-60 in about 4 seconds, however the ZR1 with so much power can get it down to about 3.5 seconds. Top speeds are around 205 miles per hour.

Fuel Economy

These Corvettes are extremely powerful, but surprisingly, they have decent fuel economy. They all get between 21 and 26 miles per gallon on the highway, and between 14 and 16 miles per gallon in the city. This is dependent on whichever engine they have. The more powerful the engine, the lower the fuel economy will be.