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Performance Review: Chevrolet Corvette 6.2 V8 2d - [2007]

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Chevrolet Corvette 6.2 V8 2d - [2007]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2007 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 6162 cc (376.0 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V8
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 6 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 190 mph (305.7 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 4.0 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 4.1 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 9.2 secs
  • Power: 436 bhp (325 kW) @ 5900 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1496 kgs (3298 lbs)
  • Torque: 428 lb-ft (580.2 Nm) @ 4600 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 12.32 secs @ 111.0 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 291.4 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 286.0 lb-ft
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Chevrolet Corvette Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Chevrolet Corvette 6.2 V8 2d is the 6 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 2007. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2008 Ariel Atom V8 500 and the 2007 Caparo T1 3.5l V8.This particular Chevrolet Corvette has a 6162cc Naturally Aspirated Petrol powerplant with 8 cylinders in a V formation.

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Alternative Petrol V8's includes the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8

The Corvette shares its Petrol V8 engine configuration with the likes of the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8 and the 2008 Ariel Atom V8 500. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Corvette's Rear Wheel Drive, Coupe combination then how about the 1982 Fiat X1/9 1.5 8V or the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1496 kgs (3298 lbs) this makes the Chevrolet Corvette 6.2 V8 2d in the same weight category as the 2021 Maserati MC20 3.0 V6 Twin Turbo or the give or take 50kg.

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The Chevrolet Corvette shares the same bhp with the 2021 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 (460 bhp)

In terms of power the 6162cc 16V V8 engine produces 436 bhp (325 kW) @ 5900 rpm similar to the 2021 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 (460 bhp) or the 2019 Audi A4 RS4 Avant 2.9 V6 Turbo (444 bhp).

The Naturally Aspirated V8 throws out 428 lb-ft (580.2 Nm) @ 4600 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2021 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 (420 lb-ft) or the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 5.0 V8 (420 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Chevrolet Corvette you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

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The 2017 Mercedes GT C AMG Roadster (316.4 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Chevrolet Corvette.

The Chevrolet Corvette has a Power to weight ratio of 291.4 bhp per ton and 286.0 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2007 Corvette competing with the 2017 Mercedes GT C AMG Roadster (316.4 bhp per ton) or the 2001 Noble M12 GTO 2.6 V6 Turbo (316.3 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Chevrolet Corvette generating around 286.0 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2014 Ferrari Sergio 4.5 V8 Roadster (310.9 lb-ft per ton) or the 1970 Iso Grifo Can-Am 7.4 V8 (310.5 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 4.0 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 4.1 secs, this made the Chevrolet Corvette 6.2 V8 2d as fast as the 3996 Bentley Continental GT 4.0 V8 Turbo Convertible (4.0 secs) the 2021 Audi e-tron GT Quattro (4.0 secs) the 2020 Lotus Evora GT410 Sport 3.5 V6 Supercharged (4.0 secs) the or the 2020 Lotus Evora GT410 3.5 V6 Supercharged (4.0 secs). This Chevrolet Corvette 6.2 V8 2d is also faster than the 2020 BMW 3 Series M3 3.0 Bi Turbo G80 (4.1 secs) the 2019 Toyota Supra GR RZ 3.0 Turbo (4.1 secs) the 2019 Toyota Supra GR 3.0 Turbo (4.1 secs) the and the 2018 Jaguar F-Pace SVR 5.0 V8 Supercharged (4.1 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Corvette and the 1995 Honda NSX R 3.0 V6

When talking about the performance of the Chevrolet Corvette on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 12.32 secs @ 111.0 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1995 Honda NSX R 3.0 V6 (12.27 secs), the 1994 Subaru Impreza WRX STI V1 - Classic JDM (12.27 secs), and the 2009 Jaguar XK 5.0 V8 Coupe (12.28 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2007 version of the Chevrolet Corvette 6.2 V8 2d has a maximum speed of 190mph.

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Top Speed of the 2007 Corvette equals the 2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO 5.2 V10 RWD Spyder (201 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2007 Chevrolet Corvette 6.2 V8 2d then how about the 2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO 5.2 V10 RWD Spyder (201 mph), the 2020 Audi R8 5.2 V10 (201 mph), or the 2019 Audi R8 5.2 V10 RWD (201 mph).

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