2010 Chevrolet Corvette Review
The 2010 Chevrolet Corvette is built on the General Motorís C6 platform and is offered in the three returning trimlines as well as one new option. There are just a few changes for the 2010 model year aside from the new trimline, but one interesting option for 2010 is that any Corvette is available in any offered color.
The 2010 Chevrolet Corvette base model comes equipped with the 430 horsepower LS3 V8 and base model Corvettes are available as either a coupe or convertible. The 2009 base model Corvette comes with either an automatic or manual transmission and launch control is available on all manual transmission models for the 2010 model year.
The next trimline in the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette lineup is the Z06. The high performance Corvette Z06 comes only as a coupe and they are only available with a manual transmission. The 2010 Corvette Z06 is powered by the LS7 V8 - measuring 7.0L with 505 horsepower. With that power output, the lightweight body gets the Z06 down a quarter mile in the low 11 second range. The front fenders are carbon fiber, and the rear fenders are widened to make room for the extra wide tires of the Z06. Aluminum and magnesium undercarriage combined with lightweight skin help the 2010 Corvette Z06 to achieve a curb weight of just 3175 pounds. One of the few additional options for the 2010 Z06 is a new cashmere interior package.
The third and highest performing trimline for the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette is the ZR1. The 2010 Corvette ZR1 returns to the Chevrolet lineup as the fifth fastest production car around the famous NŁrburgring in Germany. The 2010 Corvette ZR1 is powered by the Eaton supercharged LS9 V8, measuring 6.2L and making a whopping 638 horsepower. A bevy of carbon fiber body panels designed for optimum aerodynamics help to make the 2010 Corvette ZR1 one of the fastest cars in the world.
The new addition for 2010 to the Corvette lineup is the return of the Grand Sport. The 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport was introduced late in 2009 and this trimline essentially replaces the Z51 handling package. The 2010 Grand Sport uses the drivetrain from the base model with the 430 horsepower LS3 mated to either a manual or automatic transmission. The body of the Grand Sport shares most of its styling cues from the Z06, as well as the enlarged brake systems from the Z06, helping the Grand Sport name to return in grand fashion to the Corvette lineup.