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Corvette Statistics

The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car that has been manufactured by General Motors since 1953. Today it is built at a General Motors assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, but in the past it was built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri. The National Corvette Museum and annual National Corvette Homecoming are also located in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The Corvette was Motor Trend magazine’s Car of the Year for 1984 and 1998. It has also been on Car and Driver magazine’s annual Ten Best list fourteen times: the C4 from 1985 through 1989, the C5 in 1998, 1999, and 2002 through 2004, and the C6 from 2005 through 2008. The C6 was also nominated for the North American Car of the Year award for 2005. The C6 Z06 was named “Most Coveted Vehicle” in the 2006 Canadian Car of the Year contest.

Automobile Magazine called the Sting Ray the “coolest car in history”, and Sports Car International placed it at number 5 on their list of the Top Sports Cars of the 1960s.

The 1999 Corvette Convertible, along with the Mercedes-Benz S500, were named “Best Engineered Car of the 20th century” by the Society of Automotive Engineers publication Automotive Engineering International.

A Corvette has been selected as the pace car at the Indianapolis 500 ten times: 1978, 1986, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.

1953 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette235ci/150hp11.0 sec17.9 sec @ 76.0 mphEstimate

1954 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette235ci/150hp11.0 sec17.9 sec @ 76.0 mphRoad and Track Jun 54

1955 Corvette

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Corvette265ci/195hp8.7 sec16.3 secRoad and Track Jun 55

1956 Corvette

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Corvette265ci/225hp7.5 sec15.9 sec @ 91.0 mphSports Car Illustrated Jun 56

1957 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette283ci/283hp5.9 sec14.3 sec @ 100.0 mphInternet
Corvette283ci/283hp6.0 sec14.9 sec @ 95.0 mphMotor Trend Dec 56

1958 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette283ci/290hp6.9 sec15.6 sec @ 95.0 mphMotor Trend Mar 58
Corvette283ci/250hp7.6 sec15.7 sec @ 90.0 mphSportsCar Illustrated Dec 57
Corvette283ci/230hp9.2 sec17.4 sec @ 83.3 mphMotor Trend Mar 58

1959 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette283ci/270hp6.6 sec14.5 sec @ 95.0 mphRoad and Track Jan 59
Corvette283ci/250hp7.8 sec15.7 sec @ 90.0 mphMotor Trend Apr 59
Corvette283ci/290hp6.8 sec14.9 sec @ 96.0 mphInternet

1960 Corvette

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Corvette283ci/230hp8.4 sec16.1 sec @ 89.0 mphMotor Trand Jul 60

1961 Corvette

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Corvette283ci/315hp6.0 sec15.5 sec @ 106.0 mphSportsCar Illustrated Dec 60
Corvette283ci/315hp5.5 sec14.2 sec @ 99.0 mphCar Life
Corvette283ci/230hp7.7 sec16.5 sec @ 83.0 mphCar Life

1962 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette327ci/360hp5.9 sec14.5 sec @ 104.0 mphSports Car Graphic Dec 61
Corvette327ci/360hp5.9 sec14.2 sec @ 104.0 mphHot Rod

1963 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette327ci/360hp5.9 sec14.9 sec @ 95.0 mphRoad and Track Oct 62
Corvette327ci/360hp6.2 sec14.6 secMotor Trend Dec 62
Corvette327ci/300hp7.2 sec15.5 sec @ 86.0 mphCar Life Dec 62

1964 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette327ci/250hp7.6 sec16.2 secInternet
Corvette327ci/375hp5.6 sec14.2 sec @ 100.0 mphMotor Trend

1965 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette396ci/425hp5.7 sec14.1 sec @ 103.0 mphRoad and Track Aug 65
Corvette327ci/350hp6.2 sec14.9 sec @ 94.0 mphMotor Trend Oct 64
Corvette327ci/375hp6.3 sec14.4 sec @ 99.0 mphMotor Trend Aug 65
Corvette327ci/300hp7.5 sec15.8 sec @ 90.0 mphMotor Trend Apr 65
Corvette396ci/425hp6.0 sec14.1 sec @ 104.0 mphCar Life

1966 Corvette

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Picture

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette427ci/425hp5.7 sec14.0 secInternet
Corvette427ci/425hpn/a12.8 sec @ 112.0 mphCar & Driver

1967 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette427ci/435hp5.6 sec13.8 sec @ 110.5 mphMotor Trend 4/97
Corvette427ci/435hpn/a13.9 sec @ 106.3 mphPopularHot Rod
Corvette Convertible327ci/300hp7.8 sec16.0 sec @ 86.5 mphCar & Driver

1968 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette427ci/435hp6.5 sec13.4 sec @ 109.5 mphCar Life
Corvette327ci/350hp7.1 sec15.0 sec @ 92.0 mphCar & Driver
Corvette427ci/435hpn/a13.3 sec @ 108.0 mphHC

1969 Corvette

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Picture

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette ZL1427ci/430hpn/a12.1 sec @ 116.0 mphInternet
Corvette427ci/435hp6.6 sec14.6 sec @ 98.6 mphCar Life
Corvette L88427ci/430hpn/a13.6 sec @ 111.1 mphHot Rod
Corvette ZL-1427ci/460hpn/a10.9 sec @ 130.0 mphMotor Trend

1970 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette LS5427ci/390hp6.1 sec14.3 secInternet
Corvette350ci/370hp5.7 sec14.2 sec @ 102.2 mphCar Life

1971 Corvette

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Corvette LS6454ci/425hp6.5 sec13.7 sec @ 102.0 mphCar Craft 8/71
Corvette454ci/365hpn/a14.0 sec @ 95.64 mphPopularHot Rod

1972 Corvette

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Corvette350ci/255hp6.9 sec14.3 secInternet

1973 Corvette

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Corvette350ci/250bhp7.2 sec15.5 sec @ 94 mphRoad and Track
Corvette350ci/250bhp6.7 sec15.1 sec @ 95.4 mphCar & Driver

1974 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette350ci/250hp8.9 sec15.6 sec @ 92.3 mphRoad Test Feb 74

1975 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette350ci/205hp7.7 sec16.1 sec @ 87.4 mphCar and Drive May 1975
Corvette350ci/175hp9.6 sec16.4 secInternet

1976 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette350ci/210hp7.4 sec15.2 sec @ 92.4 mphRoad Test Jun 76
Corvette350ci/210hp8.1 sec16.5 sec @ 87.0 mphRoad and Track Mar 76

1977 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette350ci/210hp6.8 sec15.5 sec @ 92.5 mphRoad and Track Jun 77
Corvette350ci/210hp8.8 sec16.6 sec @ 82.0 mphMotor Trend Dec 76

1978 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette350ci/220hp7.8 sec16.1 sec @ 88.1 mphCar and Drive Oct 77

1979 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette350ci/230hp6.6 sec15.3 sec @ 95.0 mphRoad and Track Dec 78
Corvette350ci/230hp7.3 sec15.7 secInternet

1980 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette350ci/230hp7.4 sec15.4 secInternet
Corvette350ci/190hp7.6 sec15.9 sec @ 88.0 mphCar and Drive May 80
Corvette350ci/190hp9.2 sec17.0 sec @ 82.0 mphRoad and Track 1980

1981 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette350ci/200hp7.9 sec16.1 sec @ 84. 5 mphEstimate

1982 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette350ci/200hp7.9 sec16.1 sec @ 84. 5 mphRoad and Track Nov 82
Corvette350ci/200hp9.2 sec16.6 secInternet

1984 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette350ci/230hp6.7 sec15.1 secInternet

1985 Corvette

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Corvette 350/2305.7 sec14.1 secInternet

1986 Corvette

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Corvette 350/230350ci/255hp5.8 sec14.4 sec @ 96.0 mphRoad and Track Feb 86

1987 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette350ci/240hp6.3 sec14.8 sec @ 95.0 mphRoad and Track Jun 87
Corvette350ci/240hp6.7 sec15.3 sec @ 90.8 mphMotor Trend Nov 89

1988 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette350ci/245hp6.0 sec14.2 sec @ 98.0 mphCar and Driver Sep 88
Corvette350ci/245hp6.0 sec14.6 sec @ 95.5 mphRoad and Track Feb 88
Corvette350ci/245hp6.5 sec15.0 sec @ 93.6 mphMotor Trend 9/88

1989 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette Callaway TT350ci/382hp4.4 sec12.9 sec @ 111.0 mphCar & Driver 5/89
Corvette350ci/240hp5.6 sec14.5 sec @ 95.27 mphMotor Trend 11/89
Corvette350ci/245hp6.2 sec14.8 sec @ 97.0 mphRoad and Track 1989
Corvette350ci/245hp6.4 sec15.0 sec @ 94.6 mphMotor Trend 5/89

1990 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette ZR1350ci/375hp4.7 sec13.1 sec @ 110.0 mphMotor Trend Jun 89
Corvette man350ci/250hp5.6 sec14.1 sec @ 101.5 mphMotor Trend Apr 90
Corvette auto350ci/250hp5.7 sec14.2 sec @ 99.1 mphMotor Trend Apr 90
Corvette Conv350ci/245hp6.3 sec14.8 sec @ 95.0 mphMotor Trend Apr 90

1991 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette350ci/245hp5.3 sec13.9 secInternet
Corvette Conv.350ci/245hp5.6 sec14.1 secInternet

1992 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette350ci/300hp5.0 sec13.6 sec @ 104.0 mphCar and Driver Dec 91
Corvette350ci/300hp5.6 sec13.9 secInternet
Corvette350ci/300hp5.7 sec14.1 secInternet

1993 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette ZR1350ci/405hp4.9 sec13.4 sec @ 110.0 mphMotor Trend 6/93
Corvette ZR1350ci/405hp5.2 sec13.6 secInternet
Corvette350ci/300hp5.3 sec13.9 sec @ 101.0 mphMotor Trend 6/93

1994 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette ZR1350ci/405hp4.7 sec13.1 secInternet
Corvette350ci/300hp5.5 sec14.1 secInternet

1995 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette Lingenfelte383ci/470hp3.9 sec12.0 sec @ 122.9 mphMotor Trend 3/96
Corvette Rippie DRM385ci/550hp4.4 sec12.7 sec @ 115.3 mphRoad & Track 6/95
Corvette ZR1350ci/405hp5.2 sec13.6 sec @ 105.7 mphRoad & Track 6/95

1996 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette GS350ci/330hp4.7 sec13.3 secInternet
Corvette GS350ci/330hp4.9 sec13.3 secInternet
Corvette GS350ci/330hp5.2 sec13.6 sec @ 103.8 mphCar Craft 6/96

1997 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette346ci/345hp4.7 sec13.4 sec @ 109.4 mphCar Craft 2/97
Corvette346ci/345hp4.8 sec13.3 sec @ 108.9 mphRoad & Track Feb 97
Corvette346ci/345hp4.8 sec13.2 sec @ 109.6 mphMotor Trend Apr 97
Corvette346ci/345hp4.9 sec13.4 sec @ 108.0 mphCar and Driver Feb 97

1998 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette Conv346ci/345hp5.1 sec13.5 sec @ 107.0 mphCar & Driver Mar 98
Corvette346ci/345hp5.3 sec13.8 sec @ 103.0 mphCar & Driver Nov 97
Corvette346ci/345hp5.2 sec13.8 sec @ 102.1 mihRoad and Track 1998 Sp>

1999 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette346ci/345hp4.7 sec13.4 sec @ 109.4 mphCorvette Quarterly Win 98
Corvette346ci/345hp4.8 sec13.3 sec @ 108.6 mphMotor Trend Sep 99
Corvette346ci/345hp5.3 sec13.6 sec @ 107.3 mphRoad and Track Sep 98

2000 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette346ci/345hp5.3 sec13.6 sec @ 108.0 mphInternet

2001 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette346ci/345hp3.5 sec10.3 sec @ 109.3 mphMotor Trend Mar 01
Corvette Conv346ci/345hp4.5 sec13.1 sec @ 111.0 mphCar and Driver Aug 01
Corvette345ci/385hp4.6 sec13.0 sec @ 110.5 secRoad and Track 2001 Sp>

2002 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette Z065.7L/405hp4.7 sec13.1 sec @ 111.0 mphRoad and Track Mar 2002
Corvette Z065.7L/405hp3.9 sec12.4 sec @ 116.0 mphGeneral Motors

2003 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette345ci/350hp4.9 sec13.4 sec @ 101.1 mphRoad and Track Aug 02

2004 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette6.0L/400hp4.2 sec12.7 sec @ 102.5 mphEstimate

2005 Corvette

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Corvette6.0L/400hp4.2 sec12.5 secEdmunds 2005

2006 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette427ci/500hp3.5 sec11.5 secMotor Trend Oct 05
Corvette6.0L/400hp4.8 sec13.1 sec @ 108.9Road and Track Sep 2005
Corvette7.0L/505hp4.4 sec11.9 sec @ 124 mphEdmunds 2006

2007 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette6.0L/400hp4.8 sec13.1 sec @ 108.9Estimate

2008 Corvette

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Corvette6.0L/400hp4.8 sec13.1 sec @ 108.9Estimate

2009 Corvette



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