2010 Corvette | Coupe & Convertible

New Features & Options for 2010

  • 2010 Corvette CoupeExterior color Torch Red returns
  • Z06 model now offered in all eight standard exterior colors
  • Launch control is standard with all manual-transmission models
  • Revised six-speed automatic paddle shift control allows easier return to automatic mode
  • Side air bags standard on all models
  • New interior console trim patterns
  • Optional crossed-flags logo embroidery for seats
  • Convertible models include tall rear spoiler from the Z06
  • Cashmere interior offered on Z06 and ZR1
  • Z06 3LZ package now includes power sport seats and power passenger seat
  • Launch control optimises performance for full-throttle starts on a track. In competitive mode, the system will hold a predetermined engine speed while the driver pushes the throttle to the floor. That allows the driver to quickly release the clutch and the system modulates engine torque 100 times per second to maximize the available traction. The system is capable of approaching a skilled driver's best effort and repeats it consistently.

Corvette performance

2010 Corvette LS3 EngineThe 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

2010 Corvette ConvertibleCorvette'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.

2010 CORVETTE SPECIFICATIONS

OVERVIEW
Body Style & Driveline
Construction
Coupe & Convertible
2 door hatchback coupe with fixed or convertible roof; Rear wheel drive
Composite body panels, hydroformed steel frame with aluminium and magnesium structural and chassis components
Z06 Coupe
2 door hatchback coupe with fixed roof; Rear wheel drive
Composite and carbon-fibre body panels, hydroformed aluminium frame with aluminium and magnesium structural and chassis components


ENGINES
Displacement
Bore & Stroke
Block material
Cylinder head material
Valvetrain
Fuel delivery
Compression ratio
Power
Torque
Recommended fuel
6.2L V8 LS3
6162cc (376 cu in)
103.25 x 92mm (4.06 x 3.62")
Cast aluminium
Cast aluminium
Overhead valve, 2 valves per cylinder
Sequential fuel injection
10.7:1
321kw (430hp) @ 5900rpm (std. exhaust)
325kw (436hp) @ 5900rpm (opt. exhaust)
575nm (424lb-ft) @ 4600rpm (std. exhaust)
580nm (428lb-ft) @ 4600rpm (opt. exhaust)
Premium unleaded recommended
7.0L V8 LS7 (Z06)
7008cc (427.6 cu in)
104.8 x 101.6mm (4.125 x 4.000")
Cast aluminium
Cast aluminium
Overhead valve, 2 valves per cylinder
Sequential fuel injection
11.0:1
377kw (505hp) @ 6300rpm
637nm (470lb-ft) @ 4800rpm
Premium unleaded required


TRANSMISSIONS
Application
Gear Ratios (:1)
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Reverse
Final drive
6-speed Manual
Standard
(Coupe, Convertible, Z06)

2.66
1.78
1.30
1.00
0.74
0.50
2.90
3.42
6-speed Manual
(with optional Z51 Performance Package)
Optional
(Coupe, Convertible)

2.97
2.07
1.43
1.00
0.71
0.57
3.28
3.42
6-speed
Paddle-shift Automatic
Optional
(Coupe, Convertible)

4.03
2.36
1.53
1.15
0.85
0.67
3.06
2.56


CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
Front
Rear
Traction Control
Coupe & Convertible
Short/long arm double-wishbone, cast aluminium upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber
Short/long arm double-wishbone, cast aluminium upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber
Electronic traction control; Active handling
Z06 Coupe
Short/long arm double-wishbone, cast aluminium upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber
Short/long arm double-wishbone, cast aluminium upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber
Electronic traction control; Active handling


BRAKES
Type
Discs
Coupe & Convertible
Front & rear power-assisted discs with ABS; cross-drilled rotors with Z51 package
Standard:
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")
Z06 Coupe
Front & rear power-assisted discs with ABS. 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers, cross drilled rotors
Front: 355mm (14.0") x 32mm (1.3")
Rear: 340mm (13.4") x 26mm (1.0")


WHEELS& TYRES
Wheels
Tyres
Coupe & Convertible
Front: 18" x 8.5"
Rear: 19" x 10"
Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar (with Z51)
Extended Mobility
Front: P245/40ZR18
Rear: P285/35ZR19
Z06 Coupe
Front: 18" x 9.5"
Rear: 19" x 12"
Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar
Extended Mobility
Front: P275/35ZR18
Rear: P325/30ZR19


DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
Curb weight
Coupe & Convertible
2685mm (105.7")
4435mm (174.6")
1844mm (72.6")
1244mm (49.0")
Coupe: 1442kg (3179lb)
Convertible: 1451kg (3199lb)
Z06 Coupe
2685mm (105.7")
4460mm (175.6")
1928mm (75.9")
1244mm (49.0")
1420kg (3130lb)
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