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Below is a listing of performance numbers and reviews for the 1985 Corvette.

Performance Review
Magazine GM Spec. R&T CD
Pub. Date   Dec. 1984 Sept. 1984
Transmission   4-spd. Man. + 3 OD 4-spd. Man. + 3 OD
0-30 mph (sec) NA 1.9 2.1
0-40 mph (sec) NA NA 3.0
0-50 mph (sec) NA 4.8 4.5
0-60 mph (sec) NA 6.6 6.0
0-70 mph (sec) NA 9.0 8.1
0-80 mph (sec) NA 11.5 10.3
0-90 mph (sec) NA NA 13.1
0-100 mph (sec) NA 19.1 16.8
0-110 mph (sec) NA NA NA
0-120 mph (sec) NA NA NA
0-130 mph (sec) NA NA NA
1/4 Mile (sec/mph) NA 15.0 / 91.0 14.4 / 95
Top Speed 150 mph NA 150 mph
Braking (ft.) NA 136 ft. (60 - 0 mph)
245 ft. (80 - 0 mph)
185 ft. (70 - 0 mph)(Base Susp.), 182 ft. (Z51 Susp.)
Lateral Accel. (100 ft. radius) NA 0.879 g 0.84 g (Base Susp.), 0.84 g (Z51 Susp.)
Legend:  CD:  Car and Driver Magazine,   R&T:  Road and Track Magazine

What They Say...

  • "The 1985 Corvette is a powerful package, honed to increase your driving pleasure. And considering what you'd have to pay for this kind of performance elsewhere, it's a relative bargain." -- Road and Track Magazine, December, 1984.
  • "...This is not to say the car rides softly now, but it's a much improved compromise between comfort and road feel. Better still, the softer ride gives the impression that this is ahigher quality car." -- Road and Track Magazine, December, 1984.
  • "No need to speculate, the car is definitely quicker. And what numbers!" -- Road and Track Magazine, December, 1984