The 2010 Corvette Convertible has the same power plant and transmission as the Coup. With the top down, the trunk still has room for two golf bags. A power roof is available as an option. MSRP is $53,580.
The 2010 Grand Sport Coup and Convertible models also pack the LS3 V-8 and the 6-speed transmission; however, the cars additionally boast special racing features for those who will be heading out to the track. These include special wheels, unique bodywork with flared fenders, and six-piston front brakes. The six-speed transmission on the Grand Sport Coup and on the Convertible employs the dry-sump oil system. The 2010 Grand Sport Coup also features the previously mentioned removable roof panel. The Coup will run you $54,770; the Convertible is $58,580, both MSRP.
These are the basic 2010 Corvette models. Also available are the Z06 and ZR1 racing models.
The Z06 is for those who desire more than a street racer. Standard is the 505 horsepower, 7 liter LS7 V-8 motor. The Z06 also features an aluminum frame, six-piston front brakes, and numerous carbon fiber components. Top test-track speed for the 2010 Corvette Z06 is 198 miles per hour. MSRP is $74,285.
If you are thinking racing, performance and class, the 2010 Corvette ZR1 will definitely get you there. Its standard engine is the 638 horsepower, 6.2 liter supercharged LS9 V-8. The ZR1, like the Z06, has an aluminum frame and carbon-fiber components. The car also features Brembo? ceramic brakes. Top test-track speed for this powerhouse is 205 miles per hour; price for the 2010 Corvette ZR1 is $106,880.
New for 2010
The 2010 Corvette has a number of new items. The base Coupe and Convertible have a revised paddle shift control on the six-speed automatic transmission, and launch control is standard on the six-speed manual transmission. The ZR1 also has launch control, plus new ?Performance Traction Management? technology. All the Corvette models have side airbags as standard equipment for 2010.