The 2007 Corvette’s new features refine a groundbreaking sports car that was all-new in 2005 and substantially enhanced again in 2006. Coupe and Convertible models come with the LS2 6.0L V-8 engine that produces 400 horsepower (298 kW) and 400 lb.-ft. of torque (542 Nm). It is matched to a rear transaxle that helps improve vehicle weight balance – a six-speed manual is standard and a six-speed paddle shift transmission with automatic modes is available. With a 0.286 coefficient of drag, the Coupe models are the most aerodynamic Corvettes ever, enabling a supercar-level top speed of 186 mph.
The 2007 Corvette Convertible features a power-operated soft top with the 3LT package; an easy-to-operate manual top is standard. Both configurations use a five-layer fabric that conceals the underlying structure for a good top-up appearance, plus it helps preserve the car’s excellent aerodynamics and reduces road noise.
Corvette Coupe and Convertible have a hydroformed steel rail backbone structure, which features cored composite floors, an enclosed center tunnel, rear-mounted transmission and aluminum cockpit structure. Suspension cradles, control arms, knuckles, springs, dampers, bushings, stabilizer bars and steering gear have all been redesigned. New Goodyear Extended Mobility Tires (EMT) take advantage of the latest sidewall design and compound technology for run-flat capabilities.
Three suspension choices allow drivers to choose the setup that best suits their driving style. The standard suspension is tuned for a balance of ride comfort and precise handling. Corvette is now more poised at even higher handling levels, yet easier to drive.
Source: Chevrolet press