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2009 Corvette: Minimal Changes

2009 Corvette Convertible in Jetstream Blue
2009 Corvette Convertible in Jetstream Blue
With the introduction of the ZR1 - arguably one of the most significant announcements in Corvette history - the changes in the rest of the Corvette lineup, which now included four distinct models, were minimal. Two new exterior colors - Cyber Gray Metallic and Blade Silver Metallic were added, with Machine Silver Metallic discontinued. Two leather wrapped interiors (Dark Titanium and Ebony) became available. The MSRP for the convertible was effectively lowered with the 1LT Equipment Group package. The Power Hatch pull-down, previously an option, became standard equipment on the coupe and Z06. Bluetooth became an option. The Z06 was upgraded with a larger capacity oil sump inherited from the ZR1. The new system accommodated eight quarts; previously it held 7.5 quarts. The acoustic package became standard equipment.

GT1 Championship Edition Corvette

GT1 Championship Edition Corvette in Velocity Yellow
Special Edition GT1 Championship Corvettes were available for 2009 and celebrated Corvette's many racing accomplishments, including:
  • Eight American Le Mans Series GT1 manufacturers and team championships
  • Five-time 24 Hours of Le Mans class champions
  • 74 victories in international sports car competition
GT1 Championship Edition Corvette
The Special Edition GT1 Championship Corvettes were available in Velocity Yellow and Black and in Coupe (Quantity: 53), Convertible (Quantity: 17) and Z06 (Quantity: 55) iterations. There is a specific VIN sequence for the Black and Velocity Yellow colors.
GT1 Championship Edition Corvette in Velocity Yellow
GT1 Championship Edition Corvette in Velocity Yellow
  • ZR1-style body color full-width spoiler and chrome wheels
  • Custom leather-wrapped ebony interior with exclusive yellow accent stitching
  • GT1 embroidery on leather seats, instrument panel, and center console armrest
  • Special engine cover with carbon pattern and yellow Corvette lettering
  • Windshield banner (owner installed)
GT1 Championship Edition Corvette in Velocity Yellow
GT1 Championship Edition Corvette in Velocity Yellow
GT1 Championship Edition Corvette Interior Seat Jake Embroidery GT1 Championship Edition Corvette Interior Center Console GT1 Championship Edition Corvette Interior Glove Box
Graphics inspired by C6.R livery feature Corvette Racing "Jake" mascot, ALMS championships, and driver flags.
2009 GT1 Championship Edition Corvette Exterior Graphics

2009 Corvette
2009 Corvette
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2009 Corvette The LS3 Engine was unchanged for 2009. Displacement is still 6.2 liters (376 cubic inches) with horsepower rated at 430 horsepower. The dual mode exhaust (RPO NPP; $1195) bypasses the muffler and results in 436 horsepower along with a very aggressive sound.

2009 Corvette
2009 Corvette Z06 Spider Wheels The Z06 remained mostly unchanged for 2009. Improvements included a larger capacity oil sump and 10 spoke "Spider" wheels (right).
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Another Corvette Le Mans Podium Finish

2009 Corvette at Le Mans 2009 Corvette at Le Mans
Corvette Racing, 24 Hours of Le Mans Test, June 1, 2008, Le Mans, France, C6.R #64 driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Max Papis
The Corvette team continued its consistency streak with a second and third place GT1 class finish at the 2008 Le Mans 24 hour endurance race. This represents the 15th consecutive podium finish (top three positions) for a Corvette. Above: Number 63, which finished in second place in the GT1 class, was driven by Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen, and Ron Fellows. Right: Number 64, the third place finisher, was driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Max Papis. First place for GT1 was captured by an Aston Martin DBR9.
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2009 Corvette 2009 Corvette
2009 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Jetstream Blue Metallic 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Jetstream Blue Metallic
2009 Corvette Interior 2009 Corvette in Blade Silver 2009 Corvette in Blade Silver
2009 Corvette Coupe in Cyber Gray 2009 Corvette Coupe 2009 Corvette Z06 Front Fender
2009 Corvette Z06 in Velocity Yellow 2009 Corvette Z06 in Velocity Yellow 2009 Corvette Z06 in Velocity Yellow
2009 Corvette Nose Emblem 2009 Corvette Headlight 2009 Corvette in Blade Silver Front Fender
2009 Corvette Coupe in Blade Silver 2009 Corvette Coupe in Blade Silver 2009 Corvette Coupe in Blade Silver
2009 Corvette Coupe in Blade Silver 2009 Corvette Coupe in Jetstream Blue 2009 Corvette Coupe in Blade Silver

All Photographs Courtesy GM
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