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2010 Chevrolet Corvette GS vs. 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

To start off, both 2010 Chevrolet Corvette GS and 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 were released in the same year (2010). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. Both 2010 Chevrolet Corvette GS and 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 are equipped with a 6,200 cc engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (638 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 208 more horse power than 2010 Chevrolet Corvette GS. (430 HP @ 5900 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 should accelerate faster than 2010 Chevrolet Corvette GS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 weights approximately 20 kg more than 2010 Chevrolet Corvette GS. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (818 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 244 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Chevrolet Corvette GS. (574 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Chevrolet Corvette GS.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Chevrolet Corvette GS 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Corvette Corvette
Year Released 2010 2010
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6200 cc 6200 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 430 HP 638 HP
Engine RPM 5900 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 574 Nm 818 Nm
Torque RPM 4600 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1492 kg 1512 kg
Vehicle Length 4460 mm 4475 mm
Vehicle Width 1928 mm 1928 mm
Vehicle Height 1237 mm 1237 mm
Wheelbase Size 2685 mm 2685 mm
Fuel Consumption 9 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 14.7 L/100km 16.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 68 L


 

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