2009 Chevrolet Corvette  -  $49,515


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $49,515
Base Invoice: $44,901
Destination Charge: $950
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe w/1LT
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 16 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: Coupe 1LT
Transmission: Transmission, 6-speed manual, short-throw (Includes (GU6) 3.42 axle ratio.)
Engine: Engine, 6.2L V8 SFI (430 hp [320.6 kW] @ 5900 rpm, 424 lb-ft of torque [572.4 N-m] @ 4600 rpm)

Model Highlights

America's sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette, enters 2009 with even more to like. In addition to the base coupe and convertible and the previously top-of-the-line Z06, power-hungry shoppers now have the ZR1 to consider.

The ZR1 name returns after a long layoff, and with it comes serious performance. The car comes as a coupe only and is powered by an Eaton supercharged and intercooled 6.2L V8 (the LS9), which makes 638-hp and 604 ft-lb of torque, all of which is capable of propelling the car to a claimed top speed of 205 mph. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard.

Also included in the ZR1 package are larger wheels and tires (19 inches front, 20 inches rear), Brembo ceramic composite brakes, and carbon fiber panels for the roof, front splitter, rocker moldings, front fenders and hood (with a window to the supercharger). Quite simply, the ZR1 is the biggest, baddest production Corvette ever built.

Elsewhere in the Corvette family, the base model is available in both coupe or convertible forms. Each is powered by a 6.2L aluminum-block V8, delivering 430 hp and 424 ft-lb of torque. It can be matched with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed automatic with paddle-shifters. Convertible tops can be operated either manually or electronically, depending on equipment. A two-mode exhaust system allows quiet operation during low-speed driving, but opens up to optimize performance (and provide a more aggressive sound) when needed.

The Corvette comes with three suspension choices, which allow it to be everything from a comfortable grand-tourer to an edgy, track-ready machine. The standard suspension is tuned for a balance of comfort and performance. Next up is the Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension, which uses sophisticated electronics and magnetically reactive fluid-filled dampers to provide a comfortable ride but tighten its responses when needed. At the top is the Z51 Performance Package, which brings the most aggressive setup, including larger stabilizer bars, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar EMT tires, cross-drilled brake rotors and enhanced cooling. A 6-speed manual is the only transmission available.

The 3,100-lb Corvette Z06, now displaced by the ZR1 as top dog, is still no slouch, with performance that bests many exotics costing several times as much. Its 7.0L V8 LS7 engine makes 505 hp and 470 ft-lb of torque, enough to propel the car to 60 mph in only 3.7 seconds, reach 198 mph, brake from 60 mph in only 111 feet, and draw a maximum lateral acceleration of 1.04 g.

Traction control and Active Handling stability control are standard on all Corvettes, as are air conditioning, cruise control, Head-Up Display, one year of OnStar, a CD stereo system, and XM satellite radio with steering-wheel controls.


Pros

Supercar performance; flashy looks; racing-derived equipment (Z06); lots of sports-car bang for the buck


Model News

For 2009, Chevrolet's venerable Corvette sees one significant change--the return of the ZR1. This ultra Corvette features a supercharged 638-hp 6.2L V8, larger wheels and tires, Brembo ceramic composite brakes and makes use of carbon fiber panels for the hood, roof, front splitter, and rocker moldings. ZR1 pricing starts at just over $94,000

Elsewhere in the Corvette lineup, the Acoustic Package and steering wheel-mount audio controls are now standard on all models, power steering features a variable ratio and the Corvette badge has been updated.

New exterior colors include Blade Silver Metallic and Cyber Gray Metallic, while interior trim colors include Ebony and Dark Titanium.


Value Writeup

Chevrolet's 2009 Corvette coupe and convertible are flashy, fast sports cars, yet they're comfortable enough to drive daily. The Corvette Z06 ups the sports car ante and makes various race-proven design features available in an affordably priced production vehicle. The ZR1 name returns for the first time since 1995, bringing with it world-beating performance in a brutish but attractive package. All Corvettes, whether coupe or convertible, base model, Z06, or ZR1, should be considered downright bargains across the board.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
288.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
468.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LS3

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
6.2L/378.3

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600

Trans Order Code
MN6

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42

EPA Classification
Two Seater

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
52 ft³

Front Head Room
37.9 in

Front Leg Room
43.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.2 in

Front Hip Room
53.6 in

Wheelbase
105.7 in

Length, Overall
174.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.6 in

Height, Overall
49.0 in

Track Width, Front
62.1 in

Track Width, Rear
60.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.0 in

Trunk Volume
22.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3217 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm

Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr

Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18

Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 10.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 x 1.26 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 x 1.0 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Engine, 6.2L V8 SFI (430 hp [320.6 kW] @ 5900 rpm, 424 lb-ft of torque [572.4 N-m] @ 4600 rpm)

Transmission, 6-speed manual, short-throw (Includes (GU6) 3.42 axle ratio.)

Rear axle, 3.42 ratio, limited slip (Included and only available with (MN6) 6-speed manual transmission.)

Engine access, rear-opening hood

Rear wheel drive

Active handling improves traction and enhances vehicle stability

Suspension, 4-wheel independent includes transverse composite springs

Steering, power, speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion, variable ratio

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

Exhaust, aluminized stainless-steel with 3" polished stainless-steel tips

Wheels, 5-split spoke, Silver-painted aluminum 18" x 8.5" (45.7 cm x 21.6 cm), front and 19" x 10.0 " (48.3 cm x 25.4 cm), rear

Tires, front P245/40ZR18 Eagle F1 extended mobility

Tires, rear P285/35ZR19 Eagle F1 extended mobility

Roof panel, 1-piece body-color, removable

Headlamps, dual projector lamps, Xenon, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) low-beam tungsten-halogen high-beam with automatic exterior lamp control

Fog lamps, front, integral in front fascia

Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body- color

Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted

Wipers, front intermittent

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack. Includes (U66) 7-speaker system

XM Radio XM Radio includes 3 trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels from Rock to Jazz, Country to Classical, Latin Pop to Hip Hop, and virtually everything in between, all in amazing digital sound. Turn on your favorite Sports with every Major League Baseball game from Opening Day until the World Series, NHL Hockey, the PGA TOUR and college football and basketball. Plus XM brings you the biggest names in news and talk, outrageous comedy, award-winning family programming -- wherever you go from coast to coast. Exclusive live concerts, Oprah & Friends, Radio Disney, and so much more. Find what turns you on (Includes hidden antenna in outside mirrors. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. Visit gm.xmradio.com for more details.)

Antenna, integral, hidden

Seats, front bucket with leather seating surfaces includes back angle adjustment

Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power

Console, floor 2 covered cup holders, ashtray with cigar lighter, auxiliary power outlet and CD storage

Floor mats, carpeted

Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, manual

Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped

Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls

Instrumentation, electronic analog with Driver Information Center and 2-line display

Oil life monitoring system

Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection

Keyless Access with push button start and 2 remote transmitters that enable automatic door unlock and open by touching door switch

Windows, power with driver and passenger Express-Down

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle push button start, immobilizer and audible visual alarm

Hatch release, push button open with power hatch pulldown

Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and outside temperature display

Air filtration system with pollen filter

Defogger, rear-window, electric

Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with compass, includes dual reading lights

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors

Lighting, interior with courtesy, cargo and glovebox

Storage with lockable glovebox, center console and 2 rear compartments with covers

Traction control, all-speed

Daytime Running Lamps

Air bags, frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Crash Notification, Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, a link to all Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling and Remote Horn and Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostic available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details. For a list of vehicles with Automatic Crash Notification visit onstar.com. Not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.)

Tire Pressure Monitor System air pressure sensors in each tire with pressure display in Driver Information Center

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
ENGINE, 6.2L V8 SFI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED MANUAL, SHORT-THROW
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED PADDLE SHIFT WITH AUTOMATIC MODES
$1,250

 
REAR AXLE, 3.42 RATIO, LIMITED SLIP
$0

 
REAR AXLE, 2.56 RATIO, LIMITED SLIP
$0

 
REAR AXLE, 2.73 RATIO, LIMITED-SLIP, PERFORMANCE
$395

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
WHEELS, 5-SPLIT SPOKE, SILVER-PAINTED ALUMINUM
$0

 
WHEELS, 5-SPOKE, FORGED CHROME ALUMINUM
$1,850

 
WHEELS, 5-SPOKE, FORGED POLISHED ALUMINUM
$1,295

 
WHEELS, 5-SPLIT SPOKE, COMPETITION GRAY-PAINTED ALUMINUM
$395

 
ARCTIC WHITE
$0

 
BLADE SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
VELOCITY YELLOW TINTCOAT
$750

 
CYBER GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
VICTORY RED
$0

 
ATOMIC ORANGE METALLIC
$300

 
JETSTREAM BLUE MET TINTCOAT
$750

 
CRYSTAL RED MET TINTCOAT
$750

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET WITH LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
EBONY, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER AND MP3 PLAYBACK
$0

 
Z51 PERFORMANCE PACKAGE
$1,695

 
COUPE COMPETITION SPORT PACKAGE
$0

 
LPO, GCA EXTERIOR PACKAGE
$2,100

 
LPO, GCA ULTIMATE PACKAGE
$5,475

 
MAGNETIC SELECTIVE RIDE CONTROL
$1,995

 
EXHAUST, DUAL-MODE, PERFORMANCE
$1,195

 
LPO, 7-SPOKE CHROME WHEELS, 18" (45.7 CM) FRONT AND 19" (48.3 CM) REAR
$3,420

 
LPO, 15-SPOKE POLISHED WHEELS, 18" (45.7 CM) FRONT AND 19" (48.3 CM) REAR
$2,860

 
ROOF PACKAGE
$1,400

 
ROOF PANEL, 1-PIECE TRANSPARENT, REMOVABLE
$750

 
LPO, FULL-WIDTH SPOILER KIT
$405

 
LPO, MESH PACKAGE
$715

 
LPO, INDOOR VEHICLE COVER, BLACK WITH FLAG LOGO
$325

 
LPO, OUTDOOR VEHICLE COVER, GRAY WITH FLAG LOGO
$350

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$15

 
LPO, PEDAL COVER SET
$290

 
CORVETTE MUSEUM DELIVERY
$490

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

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