This cruiser Corvette features a power-retractable top and an automatic transmission, but that doesn't limit its performance much. It features the 430 horsepower LS3 engine, giving it phenomenal acceleration.
2009 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Chevrolet evolves the Corvette for the 2009 model year, adding features like Bluetooth for in-cabin cell phone support. The performance remains as good as ever, relying on well-tuned handling and a powerful engine.
Wide and low, the tops of the front fenders are clearly visible from the driver's seat. As opposed to previous Corvette generations with flip-up headlights, this generation integrates its headlights into the fenders.
The steering wheel gets the front tires pointing in the right direction, but the gas pedal is where most of the handling comes from. Put pressure on the gas in a turn, and the car flattens out and goes where you want it to.
The Corvette had no trouble cruising at 70 mph in second gear, with the tachometer pushing over 5,000rpm. Likewise, it can crawl at 20 mph in fifth gear, saving gas as the engine runs at around 1,000rpm.