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Magazine GM Spec. RT MT
Pub. Date   August 2002 May 2003
Model   50th Anniv. Coupe Convert.
Transmission   6-speed manual 6-speed manual
0-30 mph (sec) NA 2.0 NA
0-40 mph NA 2.8 NA
0-50 mph NA 3.7 NA
0-60 mph 4.6 (coupe/convertible, 6-speed manual)
4.9 (coupe/convertible, automatic)
3.9 (Z06)
4.9 4.72
0-70 mph NA 6.2 NA
0-80 mph NA 7.9 NA
0-90 mph NA 9.5 NA
0-100 mph NA 11.5 NA
0-110 mph NA NA NA
0-120 mph NA NA NA
0-130 mph NA NA NA
1/4 Mile (sec/mph) 13.2 / 109 (coupe/convertible)
12.4 / 116.0 (Z06)
13.4 / 101.1 13.02 / 109.59
Top Speed (mph) 170 mph (coupe)
168 mph (convertible)
171 mph (Z06)
172 (est.) NA
0-100-0 mph, sec NA NA NA
Braking (ft.) 135 ft. (coupe/convertible)
116 ft. (Z06)
134 (60 - 0 mph)
214 (80 - 0 mph)
115 (60 - 0 mph)
Lateral Accel. 0.93 g (coupe/convertible)
1.0 g (Z06)
0.89 g 0.88 g (200ft. skidpad)
Test Notes
Road and Track, Aug. 2002, Vol 53, Number 12, Pg. 63: The 50th Anniversary Vette's fastest acceleration times are recorded with drop-clutch starts while hoding the engine at 2500 rpm. Through the slalom and around the skidpad, the magnetic shock absorbers keep the rear in check with little movement. compared to the standard Corvette fitted with a Z51 suspension pack, the 50th Anniversary Corvette exhibits more understeer.
Magazines:  MT: Motor Trend,   RT: Road and Track

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