Corvette Performance Through the Years

Here at Driving Feel we are lovers of America’s Sport car as much as anyone else and we have often wondered just how the performance of these wonderful cars compare from year to year. So we thought we would gather as many documented performance statistics from reputable sources (meaning car magazines mostly) and just document what was achieved at that time on factory supplied tires. Now of course, the poor quality bias-ply tiers of the 1960s are not going to give the same level of traction as modern high performance rubber, but we can only go off of what was available for the official tests during those times. So yes, if you put modern rubber on a 1967 L-88 corvette, it would certainly hook up better and accelerate quicker, but there is no way to do it. So take the times for what they are, and enjoy!

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YearModelEngineHPTorqueWeightAxle RatioTrans0-60 mph1/4 Miletop speed60-0mphLat. G
1954Corvette Roadster235cid Inline 6150223289011.018.0106mph
1956Corvette265cid V819526028808.716.5117mph
1956Corvette265cid V822527029807.315.7129mph
1957Corvette Fuelie283cid V8 FI28329028805.714.3132mph
1959Corvette Fuelie283cid V8 FI29029030206.614.5@96.0128mph
1961Corvette Fuelie383cid V8 FI31529530806.614.2@98.0128mph
1964Corvette Fuelie327cid V8 FI37536030506.314.4@99.0138mph
1965Corvette396cid V842541532605.714.1@103.0136mph
1967Corvette327cid V830036031605.916.0@86.5121mph
1968Corvette327cid V835036032607.715.6@92.0128mph
1968Corvette Convert327cid V835036034453.70manual7.115.0@92.0117mph117ft
1968Corvette Convert427cid V843546034253.55manual6.314.1@103.0160mph119ft
1968Corvette Convert427cid V843546032853.55manual6.513.4@109.5142mph
1968Corvette327cid V830036033753.08automatic8.615.8@89.4128mph
1969Corvette350cid V830038035058.416.0@82.0132mph
1969Corvette350cid V830038034053.08automatic8.416.1@84.5126mph
1969Corvette350cid V835038032954.11manual6.414.6@97.9119mph
1969Corvette427cid V839046035703.08manual7.615.0@93.0134mph
1969Corvette427cid V840046035253.08automatic7.314.7@97.8137mph
1969Corvette427cid V843546035604.11manual7.013.9@100.3119mph
1969Corvette427cid V843546035603.36automatic6.614.6@98.5141mph
1969Corvette L88427cid V843045034103.36automatic6.814.1@106.9151mph
1970Corvette LT-1350cid V837038033304.11manual6.714.5@99.5120mph140ft0.77G
1970Corvette LT-1350cid V837038033354.11manual5.714.2@102.2122mph
1971Corvette454cid V839050037407.015.0@93.0144mph
1971Corvette L-48350cid V827036034603.08automatic7.115.5@90.3132mph
1971Corvette LT-1350cid V833036033703.70manual6.014.6@100.6137mph
1971Corvette LS5454cid V836546536753.08automatic5.714.2@100.3141mph
1971Corvette LS6454cid V842547534783.36manual5.313.8@104.7152mph
1972Corvette350cid V82003003495automatic8.915.6@89.6115mph130ft
1972Corvette350cid V820030034543.36manual8.515.2@83.0137ft
1972Corvette LT-1350cid V825528033563.70manual6.914.3@92.0116ft
1972Corvette454cid V827039037253.08automatic6.814.1@93.0123ft
1973Corvette Coupe350cid V825028535207.215.5@94.0124mph178ft0.73G
1973Corvette L-82350cid V825028535403.70manual6.715.1@95.4117mph
1973Corvette LS4454cid V827539535853.55manual6.414.6@95.7122mph
1973Corvette LS4454cid V827539537423.08automatic6.414.7@97.2135mph
1973Corvette L-82350cid V825028535203.70manual7.215.5@94.0124mph178ft0.73G
1973Corvette LS4454cid V82753953595manual7.515.0@94.1132mph130ft
1974Corvette Convert350cid V825028534907.415.8@92.5124mph129ft0.73G
1974Corvette L-82350cid V825028535423.55manual8.915.6@92.3106mph149ft0.74G
1975Corvette L-48350cid V816525536902.73automatic7.716.1@87.4129mph
1976Corvette350cid V821025536108.116.5@87.0160ft0.75G
1976Corvette L-82350cid V821025537453.36automatic7.415.2@92.4121mph166ft0.77G
1977Corvette350cid V821025535406.815.5@92.5132mph155ft0.73G
1977Corvette L-82350cid V821025536503.55automatic8.816.6@82.0149ft
1979Corvette350cid V822026036556.615.6@91.0115mph142ft0.80G
1982Corvette350cid V820028534257.916.1@84.5125mph150ft0.83G
1984Corvette Z51350cid V820529032007.115.5@88.0137mph133ft0.90G
1985Corvette Z51350cid V823033032806.615.0@91.0149mph136ft0.88G
1988Corvette Z51350cid V824534033306.014.6@95.5158mph135ft0.89G
1990Corvette ZR-1350cid V838037035304.913.4@108.5172mph132ft0.94G
1990Corvette L98350cid V824534033406.614.8@96.5155mph130ft0.89G
1991Corvette L98350cid V824534033406.214.8@97.0163mph122ft0.91G
1992Corvette LT1350cid V830033033305.714.1@102.0163mph122ft0.89G
1996Corvette Grand Sport350cid V833034033505.213.7@105.1165mph121ft0.88G
1998Corvette Convert350cid V834535032205.213.6@105.7165mph123ft0.92G
1999Corvette350cid V834535031205.313.6@107.3170mph125ft0.91G
2001Corvette Z06350cid V838538531154.613.0@110.5171mph123ft1.00G
2003Corvette 50th Anniv.350cid V835037532304.913.4@101.1172mph134ft0.89G
2005Corvette Coupe364cid V840040032904.512.8@114.5186mph110ft0.98G
2006Corvette Z06427cid V850547031503.912.2@120.7198mph109ft0.99G
2008Corvette376cid V843642832854.312.6@115.7190mph119ft0.93G
2008Corvette Z06427cid V850547031903.411.7@123.7193mph111ft0.99G
2009Corvette ZR1376cid V8 SC63860433253.311.4@125.5205mph106ft1.10G
2012Corvette Z06427cid V850547033103.611.7@124.1198mph103ft1.07G
2012Corvette 427 Convert427cid V850547034754.011.9@120.9190mph108ft1.02G
2012Corvette ZR1376cid V8 SC63860433953.411.4@129.7205mph105ft1.08G
2014Corvette Stingray376cid V846046534443.812.2@117.0185mph105ft1.07G
2015Corvette Z06376cid V8 SC65065035363.311.5@124.8186mph105ft1.17G
2017Corvette Grand Sport376cid V846046534523.712.1@117.0170mph96ft1.18G