New Features & Options for 2011
- Exterior colors: Inferno Orange and Supersonic Blue
- Available contrasting-color headlamps
- Interior custom color stitching available
- Larger cross-drilled brake rotors available on coupe and convertible models
- New wheel design on coupe and convertible, available in silver, Competition Gray, machine face and chrome
- USB port and input jack included with navigation radio
- Magnetic Ride Control available on Grand Sport (includes Goodyear F1 Supercar Gen 2 tyres when equipped with the manual transmission)
- Six-speed paddle shift automatic transmission allows paddle use to override gear selection in Drive model
Chevrolet Corvette, America's sports car, enters its 58th year with a broad lineup and more personalization choices than ever. The lineup includes Corvette coupe and convertible; Corvette Grand Sport coupe and convertible; Corvette Z06 and Corvette ZR1.
Corvette and Grand Sport models are powered by the 430-horsepower (321 kW) LS3 V-8, while the racing-inspired Corvette Z06 is equipped with the 505-horsepower (377 kW) LS7 engine and built on a lightweight chassis. The Corvette ZR1 is powered by a unique, supercharged LS9 6.2L engine, and is the fastest, most powerful car ever offered by Chevrolet. (Please see the separate releases for complete details on the Corvette Z06 and Corvette ZR1 models.
The Corvette Grand Sport was a knockout hit in its debut last year, accounting for approximately half of all coupe sales and 70 percent of convertibles. Customers were drawn to its blend of the Corvette's capable chassis and powertrain, with enhanced handling attributes. It also featured wider fenders, specific front fenders, unique wheels and other exclusive cues.
Corvette Grand Sport returns for 2011 with Magnetic Ride Control as an option – with new Goodyear F1 Supercar Gen 2 tyres included when the vehicle is equipped with a manual transmission and Magnetic Ride Control.
The 6.2L LS3 small-block V-8 is the standard engine in coupe and convertible models. It is rated at 430 horsepower (321 kW) and 424 lb.-ft. of torque (575 Nm) with the standard exhaust system. An optional two-mode exhaust system brings a power rating increase to 436 horses (325 kW) and 428 lb.-ft. (580 Nm). A standard six-speed manual transmission and an optional six-speed automatic with paddle-shift control are offered.
Corvette coupe and convertible have a hydroformed steel rail backbone structure, which features cored composite floors, an enclosed center tunnel, rear-mounted transmission and aluminum cockpit structure. Suspension cradles, control arms, knuckles, springs, dampers, bushings, stabilizer bars and steering gear deliver low mass, direct response and great driver feedback.
Three suspension choices allow drivers to choose the setup that best suits their driving style. The standard suspension is tuned for a balance of ride comfort and precise handling. The optional Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension features magneto-rheological dampers able to detect road surfaces and adjust the damping rates to those surfaces almost instantly for optimal ride control. It includes larger, cross-drilled brake rotors.
Interior design and features
Corvette's interior is inspired by the car's dual-cockpit heritage. High-quality materials, craftsmanship and functionality help deliver premium quality meant to enhance performance driving. The instrument panel and doors are covered with cast-skin foam-in-place trim with the look of a leather panel. It is warm and inviting and has double the life of conventional trim materials.
An AM/FM/XM radio with CD player and audio input jack is standard. An optional Bose audio system or an in-dash six-disc changer is available. Steering-wheel mounted audio controls are on all models. XM Satellite Radio with a one-year subscription is included with the Bose audio system.
A full-function OnStar system with Turn-by-Turn Navigation capability is standard and an onboard navigation system with voice recognition is available. It is a DVD-based system that uses a 6.5-inch (165 mm) color touch-screen display.
Corvette also features keyless access. When the owner touches the door's touch pad, the key fob's signal unlocks the door. The system's emergency key and other remote-function controls are integrated in a single unit.
Custom leather-wrapped interior package
The custom leather-wrapped interior package is offered on all models. It offers a stylish, two-tone leather-appointed cabin with details that enhance the feeling of Corvette's craftsmanship. Details include:
- Leather-wrapped upper and lower instrument panel, door pads and seats
- Choice of exclusive colors: Dark Titanium, Ebony, Cashmere or Sienna, with unique color breakup
- Padded door panel armrests
- "Corvette" embroidered on passenger-side dash pad
- Embroidered crossed flags logo on headrests
- Unique center trim plate with a gunmetal pattern.
2011 CORVETTE SPECIFICATIONS
325kw (436hp) @ 5900rpm (opt. exhaust)
580nm (428lb-ft) @ 4600rpm (opt. exhaust)
(Coupe, Convertible, Grand Sport, Z06)
(with optional Z51 Performance Package)
(Coupe, Convertible, Grand Sport)
(Coupe, Convertible, Grand Sport)
Front: 325mm (12.8") x 32mm (1.26")
Rear: 305mm (12.0") x 26mm (1.0")
Z51 Performance Package:
Front: 340mm (13.4") x 32mm (1.26")
Rear: 330mm (13.0") x 26mm (1.0")
Rear: 340mm (13.4") x 26mm (1.0")
Rear: 19" x 10"
Front: 18" x 9.5"
Rear: 19" x 12"
Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar
Rear: 19" x 12"
Convertible: 1451kg (3199lb)