2011 Corvette | Coupe & Convertible

New Features & Options for 2011

  • 2010 Corvette CoupeExterior 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.

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.

2011 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, Grand Sport, 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, Grand Sport)

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

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"
Grand Sport:
Front: 18" x 9.5"
Rear: 19" x 12"
Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar (with Z51)
Extended Mobility
Front: P245/40ZR18
Rear: P285/35ZR19
Grand Sport:
Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 
Extended Mobility
Front: P275/35ZR18
Rear: P325/30ZR19
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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