2009 C6 Corvette

2009 Corvette Overview

The arrival of the 2009 Corvette came at a time when General Motors, and indeed the world, was facing considerable economic hardships. The financial crisis and the dramatic drop in the U.S. vehicle market exposed deficiencies within General Motors that had to be addressed.

As sales slowed to a crawl (despite an improved vehicle lineup that consumers found appealing, even without added incentives) and their own cash reserves nearly depleted, GM was forced to accept a government-ordered “managed” bankruptcy in the summer of 2009.

GM filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in the Manhattan New York federal bankruptcy court on June 1, 2009 at approximately 8:00 am EST.

Model: 2009 Corvette
Generation: C6 Corvette
Type: Two Door Coupe, Two Door Convertible, Competition Sport Special Edition, GT1 Championship Edition Coupe, GT1 Championship Edition Convertible, Z06 Coupe, Competition Sport Edition Z06, GT1 Championship Edition Z06, ZR1 Coupe
Available Colors: Arctic White, Blade Silver, LeMans Blue, Black, Velocity Yellow, Cyber Gray, Victory Red, Atomic Orange, Jetstream Blue, Crystal Red
Engine: 376 C.I. (6.2L) LS3 Engine (Coupe and Convertible), 427 C.I. (7.0L) LS7 Engine (Z06), 376 C.I. (6.2L) LS9 Engine (ZR1)
VIN: 1G1YY26W295100001 – 1G1YZ26E795115933 (Coupe, Convertible & Z06)
1G1YR26R895800001 – 1G1YR26R895801343 (ZR1)
1G1YY25R695700001 – 1G1YR26R695700060 (ZR1 Pilot)
1G1YY36W195200001 – 1G1YY36W995200375 (Hertz)
1G1YG26E295300001 – 1G1YG26E295300077 (yellow GT1)
1G1YG26E995400001 – 1G1YG26W195400048 (black GT1)
1G1YR26R495900001 (Special ZR1 build for auction)
Transmission: 6 Speed Manual Transmission, 6 Speed Paddle Shift Automatic Transmission
Original Price: $47,895.00 (Coupe)
$53,550.00 (Convertible)
$55,765.00 (Competition Sport)
$65,410.00 (GT1 C.E. Coupe)
$71,915,00 (GT1 C.E. Conv.)
$73,255.00 (Z06 Coupe)
$77,600.00 (Comp. Sport Z06)
$86,486.00 (GT1 C.E. Z06)
$103,300.00 (ZR1 Coupe)
Units Produced: 16,956
Specs: 2009 Corvette Spec List
GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner
GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner

In order to keep General Motors from truly going under, it was decided that GM would receive a taxpayer-funded bailout in exchange for a massive, corporation-wide reorganization.

The reorganization would be spearheaded by the U.S. Government, and supervised by a “car czar” appointed by President Barack Obama. During this process, GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner was forced to resign. At the end of it all, General Motors would be transformed from a company with eight unique brands – which (up to the reorganization) included Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, and Hummer – to just four – which included the surviving brands of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac.

Frederick Arthur "Fritz" Henderson
Frederick Arthur “Fritz” Henderson replaced Rick Wagoner as CEO of General Motors after Wagoner was forced to resign in 2009

The result was fewer brands, less bureaucracy, dramatically reduced debt, new corporate management (including new GM CEO Frederick Arthur “Fritz” Henderson), and a more competitive cost structure.  Sadly, however, the reorganization of GM also resulted in a dramatic reduction in GM jobs – approximately 25% of its total workforce (20,000 of 80,000 jobs) – were eliminated.  Additionally, it meant a dramatic reduction in the total number of its U.S. Dealerships (leaving just 3,600 of 6,000) under the GM umbrella.

Despite all of this, GM announced that the 2009 model year would not only bring changes to the current Corvette model line-up, but that it would also introduce the world to one of the most powerful – and, ironically, most expensive – production-model Corvettes of all time – the 638 horsepower ZR1 Corvette Coupe (see 2009 ZR1 Corvette Overview).

GM’s designers and engineers did not see the setbacks of a corporate reorganization as anything that should interfere with the continuation of the Corvette’s development, and in February, 2009, the latest in a long-line of Corvette concept vehicles stunned both the press and the public as it was unveiled for the first time at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show. This new Corvette, which was appropriately named “Stingray,” was billed by GM’s Chief of Design Ed Welburn as “a no-holds-barred vision” of Americas Sports car.

2009 Corvette Stingray Concept
The 2009 Corvette Stingray Concept. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)

This Corvette blended elements from earlier Corvettes, (such as a rear split-window reminiscent of the 1963 Stingray,) with futuristic visual cues unlike anything seen on any Corvette before it. Although a vision of what future Corvettes could very well look like, this design was actually developed in conjunction with Michael Bay and Paramount Pictures for the movie “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” which hit movie theaters later that same year.

2009 Corvette Stingray Concept
The 2009 Corvette Stingray Concept car was featured in Michael Bay’s 2009 film “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” as the Autobot “Sideswipe.”

While the 2008 model year saw a number of notable improvements to the C6 coupe and convertible, including the introduction of the LS3 6.2L V-8 as the new standard engine for the base model Corvettes, the focus of the 2009 model year would be centered on refining those improvements while simultaneously ushering in a new era of Corvette performance unparalleled in the production car’s impressive history.

“The Corvette is an American icon with world-class credentials,” said Ed Peper, General Manager of Chevrolet.  “It’s the car we all aspire to own and the 2009 edition, with more choices and features, only amplifies that craving.”

2009 Corvette
The 2009 Corvette Coupe (Image courtesy of GM Media.)

Returning for the 2009 Corvette lineup was the coupe and convertible models, each powered by a 430-horsepower (321kW) LS3 V-8 engine.  As before, the LS3 small-block V-8 was rated at 430 horsepower (321kW) and 424 lb/ft of torque when equipped with the standard exhaust system.

Introduced in 2008, an optional two-mode exhaust system was also offered once more (RPO NPP) for both the coupe and convertible.  When so equipped, the dual exhaust brought the LS3’s output to 436 horsepower and 428 lb./ft. of torque.

2009 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
The 2009 Corvette Convertible. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)

Also returning on the 2009 Coupe and Convertible models was a six-speed manual transmission, or the optional six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.  When ordered with the Z51 Performance Package, the six-speed manual transmission came equipped with more performance-oriented gearing, including a “shorter” 2.97:1 first gear.

The optional six-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission on the coupe and convertible provided drivers with a greater sense of control when using the shifting paddles. A 2.73 performance axle ratio was available to consumers when ordering their Corvette with an automatic transmission, and it was included in the Z51 Performance Package.

2009 Corvette
The 2009 Z06 Corvette Coupe. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)

As for what was new for 2009, there were few readily identifiable changes between the current and 2008 models, although the offerings for 2009 included some unique new features such as: a 1LT Convertible package, which dropped the MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price) on convertibles in this trim level.  In addition to this, consumers purchasing a convertible at the 2LT trim level no received a power top as a standard part of that option package.

DID YOU KNOW:  Probably due in large part to the downturn in the U.S (and global) economy, the total production run of 2009 Corvette was only 16,956 cars, making it the lowest since 1962’s production run of 14,531 units (not taking into consideration 1997’s run of just 9,752 cars, which was due to the late introduction of the new C5 model).

This low production run is doubly ironic considering that in 2009, consumers had their choice of nine different Corvette configurations including the base coupe, base convertible, Z06, ZR1, Competition Sport Special Editions (Coupe and Z06), & GT1 Championship Editions (Coupe, Convertible and Z06).

Two new exterior colors were introduced for the 2009 model year – Cyber Gray Metallic and Blade Silver Metallic – bring the 2009 Corvette’s exterior color palette to a total of nine colors.  Machine Silver Metallic was discontinued. For the 2009’s interior, two new, custom-leather-wrapped interiors were offered – a Dark Titanium and Ebony – which joined Sienna and Linen as available options.  Lastly, steering wheel audio controls and variable-ratio steering became stand on all models while a power hatch pull-down system became a standard option on all 2009 coupes and Z06 models.

 2009 Z06 Coupe Rims
The 2009 Z06 Coupe featured a new, 10-spoke “spider” design. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)

Naturally, a new model year wouldn’t be complete without at least a few new unique features, and the 2009 Corvette had a couple, though only the discerning eye of an educated Corvette enthusiast might identify these changes.  To start, the Corvette’s crossed flags emblem was enhanced to include a bright, new surround. The 2009 Corvette was also the first to be equipped with Bluetooth capability, which provided owners with the convenience and safety of utilizing Bluetooth hands-free phone service.

While the changes to the coupe and convertible were indeed subtle, the Z06 received a little more flare for the 2009 model year.  Outwardly, new “spider” design, 10-spoke Z06 wheels were offered in multiple versions: Sparkle Silver, Competition Gray and Chrome. Inwardly, the 2009 Z06 now featured color-keyed door and instrument panels (for those models equipped with red and titanium interiors,) gray stitching was now included on the Ebony base seats (previously, the stitching had been red), and the door sill plates now came equipped with the Z06 logo.  Additionally, all 2009 Z06 Corvettes included an upgraded acoustic package standard.

Mechanically, the Z06 Corvette remained largely the same.  The 505-horsepower LS7 engine returned for the new year, though it did receive a larger-capacity, dry-sump oil system.  The dry-sump system included a capacity upgrade to the 10.5-quart (9.9 liters) system of the new ZR1. By comparison, the previous model only held 8 quarts (7.5 liters.)

2009 Competition Sport Z06 Coupe
2009 Z06 Coupe

The 2009 model year also featured a number of special edition Corvettes.  To start, there was the Competition Sport model.  The Competition Sport featured gray stripes, wheels and headlamps, an ebony interior with titanium stitching.  The standard Corvette acceleration, brake and clutch pedals were replaced with special racing pedals.

RACING: The C6.R made its final GT1 class appearance at Le Mans on June 13-14, 2009. Corvette #63 won the race with drivers Johnny O-Connell, Jan Magnussen, and Antonio Garcia at the helm. It was Corvette Racing’s sixth victory at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

The “next generation” C6.R, prepared to meet the rules established in the GT2 class, made its track debut at the Mid-Ohio speedway in August, 2009. The new race car was based on the ZR1’s hydroformed aluminum chassis. It featured a modified version of the GT1’s LS7.R engine, but destroked to 6.0 liters with an estimated 470 horsepower.

Additionally, the car came equipped with a special engine cover and other unique features.  Each Competition Sport model included a racing numbers decal package, uninstalled, that was based on the VIN sequence.  The Competition Sport model coupe included the Z51 performance package, NPP exhaust, differential cooler and head-up display.

Coupes had either a white or black exterior (with a retail base price of $55,765) whereas the Z06 Competition Sport model came in either silver or black (with a retail base price of $77,600). In total, only 55 Coupes and a mere 20 Z06 Competition Sport Edition Corvettes were sold, making this one of the most collectible variants of all Corvettes produced in 2009.

Competition Sport package
The Competition Sport package is aimed at owners who like to attend driving schools and track events. The numbers on the car are unique and based on each Corvette’s unique VIN.

To commemorate the successes of the C6.R Corvette Race Car, GM also introduced a limited production GT1 Championship Edition Corvette.

The exteriors of this special edition Corvette came in one of two unique color schemes: titanium-colored graphics set against a vibrant yellow paint, or black paint with yellow-and-titanium accent to match the C6.R’s 2009 livery.

Both versions included special rocker panel decals which read “ALMS Manufacturers GT1 Champions.”  Unique ebony leather-wrapped interiors had yellow stitching with GT1 and “Jake” logos embroidered into them.

This very limited production model was limited to 125 units, which consisted of 53 coupes (with a base price of $65,410), 17 convertibles (with a base price of $71,915,) and 55 Z06 Coupes (with a base price of $86,486.)

2009 GT1 Championship Edition Corvette
The 2009 model year featured a special “ALMS Manufacturers GT1 Champions” edition Corvette. Available in two color schemes – and offered as a coupe, convertible or Z06 model – this special edition commemorated Corvette’s outstanding performance in the American LeMans Series.

Despite the introduction of the ZR1, the special edition/commemorative editions, and the continual improvement in quality represented in every coupe and convertible built, Corvette’s sales numbers saw a dramatic drop from 2008 to 2009.

Where 2008 saw over 35,000 Corvettes sold during its production run, the 2009 model year saw less than half that, with a total of just 16,956 cars being sold that year.  Understandably, the U.S. economy was in the middle of a fairly dramatic recession, and purchasing a Corvette was a luxury that fewer consumers could – or would be willing to – afford given the financial hardships experienced the world over.

For 2009, GM sold a total of just 8,632 base model coupes with a base price of $47,895, 3,326 convertibles with a base price of $52,550, and 3,386 Z06 Coupes with a base price of $73,255.  Ironically, the inaugural year of the ZR1 saw a respectable number of these high-end Corvettes sold.  In total, 1,415 ZR1 Coupes were sold at a base price of $103,300 each.

See full 2009 C6 Corvette Image Gallery

2009 Corvette Specifications

Coming Soon


2009 Corvette Pricing & Options

CODE DESCRIPTION QUANTITY RETAIL PRICE
1YY07
Base Corvette Coupe 8,362 $47,895.00
1YY67 Base Corvette Convertible 3,326 $52,550.00
1YY07 Competition Sport Special Edition 52 $55,765.00
1YY07 GT1 Championship Edition Coupe 53 $65,410.00
1YY67 GT1 Championship Edition Convertible 17 $71,915.00
1YY87 Z06 Corvette 3,386 $73,255.00
1YY87 Competition Sport Special Edition Z06 20 $77,600.00
1YY87 ZR1 Corvette 1,415 $103,300.00
2LT Equipment Group – Coupe 1,193 $1,545.00
2LT Equipment Group – Convertible 686 $3,540.00
SLZ Equipment Group – Z06 1,654 $3,015.00
3LT Equipment Group – Coupe 3,256 $4,555.00
3LT Equipment Group – Convertible 1,974 $6,550.00
3LZ Equipment Group – Z06 1,163 $6,515.00
3ZR Equipment Group – ZR1 1,202 $10,000.00
4LT Equipment Group – Convertible 449 $10,050.00
4LT Equipment Group – Coupe 307 $8,055.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels (Coupe) 1,051 $1,400.00
CC3 Removable Roof Panel, Transparent (Coupe) 1,417 $750.00
D30 Non-recommended color/trim/top combo 71 $590.00
F55 Magnetic Selective Ride Control (Coupe/Convertible) 2,105 $1,995.00
GU2 Rear Axle 2.73 Ratio (w/auto transmission) 3,971 $395.00
MX0 Six-Speed Paddle Auto Trans (Coupe/Convertible) 8,560 $1,250.00
NPP Dual Mode Exhaust System (Coupe/Convertible) 6,238 $1,195.00
Q44 Competition Gray Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 372 $395.00
Q6B Chrome 20-Spoke Aluminum Wheels (ZR1) 1,132 $2,000.00
Q76 Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 795 $1,995.00
Q8A Spider Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 1,903 $1,995.00
Q9V Forged Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) 5,649 $1,850.00
QG7 Forged Polished Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) 1,989 $1,295.00
QL9 Polished Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 13 $1,495.00
QX1 Competition Gray Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) 1,028 $395.00
R8C Corvette Museum Delivery 392 $490.00
R8E Gas Guzzler Tax (ZR1) 1,415 $1,700.00
U3U AM/FM, CD, Navigation, Bose 7,903 $1,750.00
VPK Exterior Appearance Package 67 $2,095.00
VPL Exterior Appearance Package with Wheels 433 $5,475.00
Z51 Performance Package (Coupe/Convertible) 4,515 $1,695.00
45U Velocity Yellow (exterior paint) 1,370 $750.00
83U Atomic Orange (exterior paint) 726 $300.0
85U Jetstream Blue (exterior paint) 1,367 $750.00
89U Crystal Red (exterior paint) 1,987 $750.00
**6 Modified Two-Tone Seats with Embroidery 1,543 $695.00

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2009 Corvette Exterior & Interior Colors

Coming Soon


2009 Corvette Powertrain Specifications

Engine Spec

Engine
Type: 6.0 LS2 V8
Block Materials: Cast Aluminum
Displacement: 6.0 Litre/364 Cubic Inches
Bore: 4 x 3.62 inches
Compression Ratio: 10.9:1
Valvetrain: OHV, 2 valves per cyl.
Cylinder Head Material: Sequential Fuel Injection
Fuel Delivery: SFI (Sequential Fuel Injection)
Horsepower: 400HP @ 6,000 RPM
Torque (lbs.-ft. @ rpm) (auto): 400 lb-ft @ 4.400 rpm
Max. Engine RPM: 6,500 RPM
Bore x stroke (mm.): 93 Octane
Est. MPG (Auto): 18/26 (City/Hwy)
Est. MPG (Manual): 18/28 (City/Hwy)

Transmission (Automatic)

Standard Transmission Spec
Type: Hydra-Matic 4L65-E
Features: Four-Speed Automatic, with Performance Algorithm Shifting (PAS)
Gear Ratios
1st Gear: 3.06:1
2nd Gear: 1.63:1
3rd Gear: 1.00:1
4th Gear: 0.70:1
Reverse: 2.29:1
Axle Ratio: 2.73:1 (3.15 optional)

Transmission (Manual)

Optional Manual Spec
Type: Tremec T56 6-speed manual
Features: 6-speed manual
Gear Ratios
1st Gear: 2.66:1
2nd Gear: 1.78:1
3rd Gear: 1.30:1
4th Gear: 1.00:1
5th Gear: 0.74:1
6th Gear: 0.50:1
Reverse: 2.90:1
Final Drive Ratio: 3.42:1

Transmission (Manual Z51)

Optional Manual Spec
Type: Tremec T56 6-speed w/ Z51 Sport Pkg
Features: 6-speed manual
Gear Ratios
1st Gear: 2.97:1
2nd Gear: 2.07:1
3rd Gear: 1.43:1
4th Gear: 1.00:1
5th Gear: 0.84:1
6th Gear: 0.56:1
Reverse: 3.28:1
Final Drive Ratio: 3.42:1

2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

2009 Corvette Wheels, Suspension & Brakes

Suspension

Front Suspension 
Front Suspension Independent; upper and lower A-arms, transverse composite monoleaf spring, tube shock absorbers and antiroll bar.
Rear Suspension 
Rear Suspension Independent, upper and lower A-arms, toe links, transverse composite monoleaf springs, tube shock absorbers & anti roll bar.

Brakes

Type Power Assisted Anti-Lock Disc Brakes
Front Brakes 12.8 in. x 1.26 in rotors, 13.4 in x 1.26 in rotors (Z51 Package)
Rear Brakes: 12.0 in. x 1.00 in rotors, 13.0 in x 1.00 in rotors (Z51 Package)

Wheels & Tires

Wheels & Tires Coupe/Convertible
Front Tires P245/45ZR-18
Rear Tires P285/35ZR-19

2009 Corvette Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions
Model Coupe Convertible
Wheelbase 105.7 Inches 105.7 Inches
Overall Length 174.6 Inches 174.6 Inches
Total Body Width 72.6 Inches 72.6 Inches
Overall Height 49.0 Inches 49.1 Inches
Front Track Width 62.1 Inches 62.1 Inches
Rear Track Width 60.7 Inches 60.7 Inches

Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Model Coupe Convertible
Headroom 37.9 Inches 37.9 Inches
Shoulder Room 55.2 Inches 55.2 Inches
Hip Room 53.7 Inches 53.7 Inches
Leg Room 43.0 Inches 43.0 Inches

Capacities

Capacities
Model Coupe Convertible
Passenger Capacity 2 – Driver & Passenger 2 – Driver & Passenger
Curb Weight 3,179 lbs. 3,199 lbs.
Cargo Volume (cu.ft): 22.4 Cubic Feet 10.4 Cubic Feet
Fuel Capacity (GALLONS) 18 gallons 18 gallons
Engine Oil Capacity (QTS) 5.5 (with filter) 5.5 (with filter)

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2009 Corvette Performance Results

0-45 MPH: 3.3 Seconds BRAKING 60-0 MPH: 114.57 Feet
0-60 MPH: 4.8 Seconds SLALOM 6 x 100 FT: 66.4 MPH
0-75 MPH: 6.7 Seconds SOUND LEVEL AT IDLE: 68 db (decibles)
QUARTER MILE: 12.90 Seconds @ 109.06 mph AT FULL THROTTLE: 85 db
BRAKING 30-0 MPH: 28.35 Feet AT 70 MPH CRUISE: 76 db

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2009 Corvette Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN)

VIN Range & Meaning

VIN Range 1G1YY26W295100001 – 1G1YZ26E795115933 (Coupe, Convertible, Z06)
1G1YR26R895800001 – 1G1YR26R895801343 (ZR1)
1G1YY25R695700001 – 1G1YR26R695700060 (ZR1 Pilot)
1G1YY36W195200001 – 1G1YY36W995200375 (Hertz)
1G1YG26E295300001 – 1G1YG26E295300077 (yellow GT1)
1G1YG26E995400001 – 1G1YG26W195400048 (black GT1)
1G1YR26R495900001 (Special ZR1 build for auction)
1 (First Digit) 1 – United States
G (Second Digit) Manufacturer.  G – General Motors
1 (Third Digit) Manufacturer Division. 1 – Chevrolet
YY/YR/YG (Fourth & Fifth Digits) Carline/Series. YY – Corvette, YR – ZR1 Corvette, YG – GT1 Edition Corvette
2/3 (Sixth Digit) 2 – Two Door Plainback Coupe, Z06 and ZR1 Coupe, 3 – Two Door Convertible
5/6 (Seventh Digit) Type of Restraint System.  5 – Front, 6 – Front/Side
W/E/R (Eighth Digit) Type of Engine.  W – 376C.I., 430HP (LS3); E – 427C.I., 505HP (LS7); R – 376C.I., 638HP (LS9)
X (Ninth Digit) Check Digit (varies)
9 (Tenth Digit) The Model Year. 9 – 2009
5 (Eleventh Digit) Location of the Assembly Plant. 5 – Bowling Green, Kentucky
1XXXXX (Twelfth thru Seventeenth Digits) Production Sequence Numbers.

The last six digits begin at 100001 and run thru 115933 on the Coupe, Convertible and Z06, 800001 thru801343 on the ZR1, 700001 thru 700060 on the ZR1 Pilot, 200001 thru 200375 on the Hertz Corvette, 300001 thru 300077 on the yellow GT1, and 400001 thru 400048 on the black GT1. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car.

Check Digit is used to calculate the characters in the serial number and gives it a single digit code that can be used to verify the serial number is legitimate. (Note: The check digit number varies depending on each specific VIN number.)
For all 2009 Corvettes, the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) was stamped on a plate on the inner vertical surface of the left windshield pillar visible through the windshield. (See Figure 1 below)
2005 Corvette VIN location
Figure 1

2009 Corvette

2009 Corvette Factory Options

CODE DESCRIPTION QUANTITY RETAIL PRICE
1YY07
Base Corvette Coupe 8,362 $47,895.00
1YY67 Base Corvette Convertible 3,326 $52,550.00
1YY07 Competition Sport Special Edition 52 $55,765.00
1YY07 GT1 Championship Edition Coupe 53 $65,410.00
1YY67 GT1 Championship Edition Convertible 17 $71,915.00
1YY87 Z06 Corvette 3,386 $73,255.00
1YY87 Competition Sport Special Edition Z06 20 $77,600.00
1YY87 ZR1 Corvette 1,415 $103,300.00
2LT Equipment Group – Coupe 1,193 $1,545.00
2LT Equipment Group – Convertible 686 $3,540.00
SLZ Equipment Group – Z06 1,654 $3,015.00
3LT Equipment Group – Coupe 3,256 $4,555.00
3LT Equipment Group – Convertible 1,974 $6,550.00
3LZ Equipment Group – Z06 1,163 $6,515.00
3ZR Equipment Group – ZR1 1,202 $10,000.00
4LT Equipment Group – Convertible 449 $10,050.00
4LT Equipment Group – Coupe 307 $8,055.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels (Coupe) 1,051 $1,400.00
CC3 Removable Roof Panel, Transparent (Coupe) 1,417 $750.00
D30 Non-recommended color/trim/top combo 71 $590.00
F55 Magnetic Selective Ride Control (Coupe/Convertible) 2,105 $1,995.00
GU2 Rear Axle 2.73 Ratio (w/auto transmission) 3,971 $395.00
MX0 Six-Speed Paddle Auto Trans (Coupe/Convertible) 8,560 $1,250.00
NPP Dual Mode Exhaust System (Coupe/Convertible) 6,238 $1,195.00
Q44 Competition Gray Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 372 $395.00
Q6B Chrome 20-Spoke Aluminum Wheels (ZR1) 1,132 $2,000.00
Q76 Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 795 $1,995.00
Q8A Spider Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 1,903 $1,995.00
Q9V Forged Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) 5,649 $1,850.00
QG7 Forged Polished Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) 1,989 $1,295.00
QL9 Polished Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 13 $1,495.00
QX1 Competition Gray Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) 1,028 $395.00
R8C Corvette Museum Delivery 392 $490.00
R8E Gas Guzzler Tax (ZR1) 1,415 $1,700.00
U3U AM/FM, CD, Navigation, Bose 7,903 $1,750.00
VPK Exterior Appearance Package 67 $2,095.00
VPL Exterior Appearance Package with Wheels 433 $5,475.00
Z51 Performance Package (Coupe/Convertible) 4,515 $1,695.00
45U Velocity Yellow (exterior paint) 1,370 $750.00
83U Atomic Orange (exterior paint) 726 $300.0
85U Jetstream Blue (exterior paint) 1,367 $750.00
89U Crystal Red (exterior paint) 1,987 $750.00
**6 Modified Two-Tone Seats with Embroidery 1,543 $695.00

2009 Corvette Dealer Installed Options

CODE DESCRIPTION QUANTITY RETAIL PRICE
5V5 Full Width Spoiler 737 $405.00
VDA Side Cover Mesh Package 139 $715.00
VDN Indoor Vehicle Cover 299 $325.00
VEB Pedal Covers, Automatic ($290 Manual) 331 $265.00
VEU Polished Wheels 69 $2,860.00
VFS Chrome Wheels 130 $3,420.00
VJ5 Outdoor Vehicle Cover 83 $350.00
VLN Windscreen 41 $490.00
ZHZ Hertz Special Edition Coupe ($14,785 Convertible) 375 $12,835.00

Base Corvette Coupe (1YY07)

  • The base price of the 2009 Chevy Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.
  • Included a 430 Horsepower, LS3 engine, a six-speed manual transmission, stereo CD with XM radio and an auxillary MP3 jack, OnStar, leather seats, power driver seat, active handling, traction control, dual-zone A/C, keyless access/start, foglamps, tilt steering, cruise control, frontal air bags, body-color removable roof panels, a power hatch release with power pull down, and tire pressure monitor.

Base Corvette Convertible (1YY67)

  • The base price of the 2009 Chevy Corvette Conv. without any optional equipment.
  • Included a 430 Horsepower, LS3 engine, a six-speed manual transmission, stereo CD with XM radio and an auxillary MP3 jack, OnStar, leather seats, power driver seat, active handling, traction control, dual-zone A/C, keyless access/start, foglamps, tilt steering, cruise control, power trunk release, side airbags, sport seats, power passenger seat, cargo net, a manual soft top, and tire pressure monitor.
  • Customers could slip into a Corvette convertible for a lower MSRP with the 1LT-equipped model.

Competition Sport Special Edition (1YY07)

  • Base price of the 2009 Comp. Sport Ed. coupe without optional equipment.
  • Included a 430 Horsepower, LS3 engine, a six-speed manual transmission, stereo CD with XM radio and an auxillary MP3 jack, OnStar, leather seats, power driver seat, active handling, traction control, dual-zone A/C, keyless access/start, foglamps, tilt steering, cruise control, frontal air bags, body-color removable roof panels, a power hatch release with power pull down, and tire pressure monitor.
  • The Competition Sport Special Edition had gray stripes, wheels and headlamps, ebony interior with titanium stitching, racing pedals, a special engine cover, and other specifics. Racing numbers, uninstalled, were based on the VIN sequence. Coupes included the Z51 Performance Package, the ZPP exhaust package, the differential cooler and the heads-up display.
  • Coupes came with either a white or black exterior.

GT1 Championship Edition Coupe (1YY07)

  • Base price of the 2009 GT1 Championship Ed. without optional equipment.
  • Included a 430 Horsepower, LS3 engine, a six-speed manual transmission, stereo CD with XM radio and an auxillary MP3 jack, OnStar, leather seats, power driver seat, active handling, traction control, dual-zone A/C, keyless access/start, foglamps, tilt steering, cruise control, frontal air bags, body-color removable roof panels, a power hatch release with power pull down, and tire pressure monitor.
  • The GT1 Championship Edition Corvette was offered to honor the C6R racer. Exteriors were yellow or black to match the C6R’s 2009 livery. Unique ebony-wrapped interiors had yellow stitching with GT1 and “Jake” logos.
  • A total of 53 GT1 Championship Edition Corvette coupes were sold in 2009.

GT1 Championship Edition Convertible (1YY67)

  • Base price of the 2009 GT1 Championship Edition Convertible.
  • Included a 430 Horsepower, LS3 engine, a six-speed manual transmission, stereo CD with XM radio and an auxillary MP3 jack, OnStar, leather seats, power driver seat, active handling, traction control, dual-zone A/C, keyless access/start, foglamps, tilt steering, cruise control, power trunk release, side airbags, sport seats, power passenger seat, cargo net, a manual soft top, and tire pressure monitor.
    The GT1 Championship Edition Corvette was offered to honor the C6R racer. Exteriors were yellow or black to match the C6R’s 2009 livery. Unique ebony-wrapped interiors had yellow stitching with GT1 and “Jake” logos.
  • A total of 17 GT1 Championship Edition Corvette convertibles were sold in 2009.

Z06 Corvette (1YY87)

  • The base price of the 2009 Chevy Corvette Z06 Coupe without any optional equipment.
  • Included a 505 Horsepower, LS7 engine, a six-speed manual transmission, stereo CD with XM radio and an auxillary MP3 jack, OnStar, leather seats, power driver seat, active handling, traction control, dual-zone A/C, keyless access/start, foglamps, tilt steering, cruise control, power hatch release and power pull down,frontal air bags and tire pressure monitor.

Competition Sport Special Edition Z06 (1YY87)

  • Base price of the 2009 Competition Sport Edition Corvette Z06 Coupe.
  • Included a 505 Horsepower, LS7 engine, a six-speed manual transmission, stereo CD with XM radio and an auxillary MP3 jack, OnStar, leather seats, power driver seat, active handling, traction control, dual-zone A/C, keyless access/start, foglamps, tilt steering, cruise control, power hatch release and power pull down,frontal air bags and tire pressure monitor.
  • The Competition Sport Special Edition had gray stripes, wheels and headlamps, ebony interior with titanium stitching, racing pedals, a special engine cover, and other specifics. Racing numbers, uninstalled, were based on the VIN sequence.
  • The Competition Sport Special Edition Z06 Corvettes were either black or silver.

GT1 Championship Special Edition Z06 (1YY87)

  • Base price of the 2009 GT1 Championship Special Edition Z06 Coupe.
    Included a 505 Horsepower, LS7 engine, a six-speed manual transmission, stereo CD with XM radio and an auxillary MP3 jack, OnStar, leather seats, power driver seat, active handling, traction control, dual-zone A/C, keyless access/start, foglamps, tilt steering, cruise control, power hatch release and power pull down, frontal air bags and tire pressure monitor.
  • The GT1 Championship Edition Corvette was offered to honor the C6R racer. Exteriors were yellow or black to match the C6R’s 2009 livery. Unique ebony-wrapped interiors had yellow stitching with GT1 and “Jake” logos.
  • A total of 55 GT1 Championship Edition Corvette Z06 Coupes were sold in 2009.

ZR1 Corvette (1YY87)

  • Base price of a ZR1 Corvette without any optional equipment.
  • Included a 638 Horsepower, LS9 engine, a six-speed manual transmission, stereo CD with XM radio and an auxillary MP3 jack, OnStar, leather seats, power driver seat, active handling, tranction control, dual-zone A/C, keyless access/start, foglamps, tilt steering, cruise control, frontal air bags, power hatch release and power pull down, tire pressure monitor and magnetic ride control.
  • The ZR1’s LS9 engine had the same 376 cubic-inch (6.2L) displacement as Corvette’s base LS3 engine, but the LS9 was a new design with a 10.5-quart dry sump oil lubrication system. A positive-displacement, roots-type supercharger with a four lobe rotor design provided boost. The compression ratio was 9.1:1.
  • ZR1’s utilized a twin-disc clutch for increased clamping power. A stronger six-speed manual transmission was included. An automatic transmission option was not made available.
  • ZR1’s chassis with aluminum frame was developed from the Z06, though the ZR1 had Selective Magnetic Ride Control which had been specifically tuned for this application.
  • ZR1 came equipped with a raised hood made from carbon fiber that featured a clear, polycarbonate window to show the intercooler. The carbon fiber hood was body color with carbon-fiber weave evident on its underside. Front fenders were painted carbon fiber with unique side ports. Other carbon-fiber parts, including the fixed roof panel, the roof bow, front fascia splitter and rocker moldings were unpainted carbon fiber with a protective clear coating.
  • The ZR1 came equipped with Brembo brakes. Rotors were vented and drilled carbon-fiber-reinforced silicon carbide. The front rotors were 15.5 inches in diameter, the rear were 15 inches. Front calipers were six-piston, rear calipers were four-piston.
  • ZR1’s came equipped standard with Michelin Pilot 2 tire package. The front tires were a P285/30ZR19 while the rear tires were a P335/25ZR20.

Equipment Group – Coupe (2LT)

  • Optional equipment group upgrade (bundled options) for the 2009 Corvette coupe.
  • Included seat-mounted side impact airbags, sport seats, 6-way power passenger seat, cargo net, and a luggage shade.

Equipment Group – Convertible (2LT)

  • Optional equipment group upgrade (bundled options) for the 2009 Corvette coupe.
  • Included seat-mounted side impact airbags, sport seats, 6-way power passenger seat, and a cargo net.
  • Additionally, a power top was now standard on 2LT convertible models.

Equipment Group – Z06 (2LZ)

  • Optional equipment group upgrade (bundled options) for the 2009 Z06 coupe.
  • Included seat-mounted side impact air bags, power-telescopic steering, heated seats, cargo net, luggage shade, memory package, steering-wheel audio controls, US9 6-CD radio, enhanced acoustics, and universal home-remote transmitter.

Equipment Group – Coupe (3LT)

  • Optional equipment group upgrade (bundled options) for the 2009 Corvette coupe.
  • Included 2LT equipment package plus a heads-up display, power-telescopic steering column, memory package, heated seats, US9 6-CD, enhanced acoustics, and universal home remote transmitter.

Equipment Group – Convertible (3LT)

  • Optional equipment group upgrade (bundled options) for the 2009 convertible.
  • Included 2LT equipment package plus a heads-up display, power-telescopic steering column, memory package, heated seats, US9 6-CD, enhanced acoustics, universal home remote transmitter.and power convertible top.

Equipment Group – Z06 (3LZ)

  • Optional equipment group upgrade (bundled options) for the 2009 Z06 coupe.
  • Combined uplevel group features with leather wrapped instrument panel, door panels, and console. The console trim featured a unique bias-graphic pattern.

Equipment Group – ZR1 (3ZR)

Equipment Group – Convertible (4LT)

Equipment Group – Coupe (4LT)

Dual Removable Roof Panels (Coupe) (C2L)

  • Two removable roof panels – color matched and transparent.
  • Although the Corvette coupe came equipped with the painted roof, this option allowed consumers to purchase both the fiberglass and the lexan roof tops. Both tops came fully equipped with all weatherstripping and hardware to properly fit/secure them to the car.

Removable Roof Panel, Transparent (Coupe) (CC3)

  • Optional transparent removable roof panel.
  • All Corvette coupes came equipped with a color matched roof panel. Consumers who wished to purchase the transparent panel in place of the color matched (painted fiberglass) roof panel could do so for an additional cost.
  • The transparent roof panel was made out Lexan and included all the same weatherstripping, mouldings, latches and hardware as the color matched, fiberglass top.

Non-recommended color/trim/top combo (D30)

  • Optional customer defined color combinations.
  • This option allowed consumers to select custom color combinations for the interior/exterior/convertible top for their Corvette other than those pre-determined by Chevrolet.

Magnetic Selective Ride Control (F55)

  • Adjustable magnetic suspension for varying drive conditions.
  • Was available with the coupe and convertible models. It was not available or Corvettes equipped with the Z51 performance option or on Z06 Corvettes.
  • Larger cross-drilled brake rotors were included with Magnetic Selective Ride Control (F55).

Rear Axle 2.73 Ratio (w/auto trans) (GU2)

  • Optional, higher-ratio rear axle gearing available on all Corvette models.
  • Replaced the 2.56 ratio which came standard on the base Corvette model when also equipped with RPO MX0 6-speed, paddle-shift, automatic transmission.
  • The 2.73 rear axle ratio came standard on Corvette equipped with the Z51 package.

Six-Speed Paddle Auto Trans (Coupe/Convertible) (MX0)

  • Optional automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
  • The paddle shifter feature enabled drivers to “manually” control the transmission’s shifting while operating the car.
  • Replaced the factory standard MN6 6-speed manual transmission.
  • When so equipped, the 2009 Corvette’s fuel economy was an estimated 17 MPG city, 27 MPG highway, and a combined 21 MPG.

Dual Mode Exhaust System (Coupe/Convertible) (NPP)

  • A hydraulically controlled adjustable exhaust system.
  • Dual Mode Exhaust utilizes a hydraulically controlled valve which opens at specific RPM to convert factory exhaust configuration to straight-back exhaust, allowing freer-flow (less restriction) of exhaust gases.
  • Dual Mode exhaust utilizes 2.5″ pipes in the exhaust system.
  • Power rating when dual mode exhaust system is installed (SAE): 436 hp and 580 ft lb of torque.

Competition Gray Aluminum Wheels (Z06) (Q44)

  • Painted finish on 10-spoke aluminum factory wheels.
  • The Z06 wheels featured a specific 10-spoke design.
  • The wheels were the same diameter as the base coupe and convertible models, but wider at 18×9.5 inch (front) and 19×12 inch (rear).
  • Z06 included extended mobility (run-flat) Goodyear Eagle F1 supercar tires, P275/35ZR18 front and P325/30ZR19 rear.

Chrome 20-Spoke Aluminum Wheels (ZR1)

Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Z06) (Q76)

  • Chrome plated version of the Z06 factory wheels.
  • The wheels were the same diameter as the base coupe and convertible models, but wider at 18×9.5 inch (front) and 19×12 inch (rear).
  • Z06 included extended mobility (run-flat) Goodyear Eagle F1 supercar tires, P275/35ZR18 front and P325/30ZR19 rear.

Spider Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Z06) (Q8A)

Forged Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) (Q9V)

  • Chrome plated variant of the forged aluminum wheels.
  • Wheel size was 18×8.5 inches in the front, 19×10 inches in the rear. Tire size was P245/40ZR-18 in the front; P285/35ZR-19 in the rear. Standard tires were Goodyear Eagle F1 EMT.

Forged Polished Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) (QG7)

  • Polished finish on 5-spoke aluminum factory wheels.
  • Wheel size was 18×8.5 inches in the front, 19×10 inches in the rear. Tire size was P245/40ZR-18 in the front; P285/35ZR-19 in the rear. Standard tires were Goodyear Eagle F1 EMT.

Polished Aluminum Wheels (Z06) (QL9)

  • Polished finish on 10-spoke aluminum factory wheels.
  • The Z06 wheels featured a specific 10-spoke design.
  • The wheels were the same diameter as the base coupe and convertible models, but wider at 18×9.5 inch (front) and 19×12 inch (rear).
  • Z06 included extended mobility (run-flat) Goodyear Eagle F1 supercar tires, P275/35ZR18 front and P325/30ZR19 rear.

Competition Gray Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) (QX1)

  • Painted finish on 5-spoke aluminum factory wheels.
  • Wheel size was 18×8.5 inches in the front, 19×10 inches in the rear. Tire size was P245/40ZR-18 in the front; P285/35ZR-19 in the rear. Standard tires were Goodyear Eagle F1 EMT.

Corvette Museum Delivery (R8C)

  • New Corvette owners could opt to pick up their car at the National Corvette Museum.
  • When selected, the Corvette is diverted from the ordering dealer and delivered to the Museum.
  • Once the new Corvette arrives at the Museum, the new owner journeys to Bowling Green where they enjoy the VIP treatment for a full day with private tours of the Assembly Plant and the Museum.
  • The NCM Xperience is a similar activity for those who already have their Corvette but want to enjoy the unique VIP treatment.

Gas Guzzler Tax (ZR1) (R8E)

AM/FM, CD, Navigation, Bose (U3U)

  • Upgraded stereo system package that included DVD and navigation.
  • XM satellite radio was included in all but base (US8) sound systems.
  • XM’s antenna was mounted in the exterior rear view mirrors.

Exterior Appearance Package (VPK)

Exterior Appearance Package with Wheels (VPL)

Performance Package (Coupe/Convertible) (Z51)

  • Optional upgrade performance package.
  • The Z51 performance package included specific springs, shocks and stabilizer bars, larger cross-drilled brake rotors, engine oil, transmission, and power steering fluid coolers, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar EMT tires, and specific 6-speed manual transmissions.
  • This option was also available with an automatic transmission.

Velocity Yellow (exterior paint) (45U)

  • Upgraded paint option with an extra tint coat.
  • The Velocity Yellow exterior paint option cost an additional $750.00.
  • Multi-coat paint; Excludes: (J004) Standard Paint Type (black), (J005) Standard Paint Type (gloss) and (83U) Atomic Orange

Atomic Orange (exterior paint) (83U)

  • Upgraded paint option with an extra tint coat.
  • The Atomic Orange exterior paint option cost an additional $300.00.
  • Metallic paint; Excludes: (J004) Standard Paint Type (black), (J005) Standard Paint Type (gloss), (45U) Velocity Yellow, (85U) Jetstream Blue and (89U) Crystal Red.

Jetstream Blue (exterior paint) (85U)

  • Upgraded paint option with an extra tint coat.
  • The Jetstream Blue exterior paint option cost an additional $750.00.
  • Metallic paint; Excludes: (J004) Standard Paint Type (black), (J005) Standard Paint Type (gloss), (83U) Atomic Orange and (89U) Crystal Red.

Crystal Red (exterior paint) (89U)

  • Upgraded paint option with an extra tint coat.
  • The Crystal Red exterior paint option cost an additional $750.00.
  • Metallic paint; Excludes: (J004) Standard Paint Type (black), (J005) Standard Paint Type (gloss), (83U) Atomic Orange and (85U) Jetstream Blue.
  • Modified Two-Tone Seats with Embroidery (**6) – Two-tone seats color combos available in the 2LT & 3LT packages.

Full Width Spoiler (5V5)

Side Cover Mesh Package (VDA)

Indoor Vehicle Cover (VDN)

Pedal Covers, Automatic ($290 Manual) (VEB)

Polished Wheels (VEU)

Chrome Wheels (VFS)

Outdoor Vehicle Cover (VJ5)

Windscreen (VLN)

Hertz Special Edition Coupe ($14,785 Convertible) (ZHZ)

  • The ZHZ special edition Corvettes built for Hertz rental car company (yellow convertibles) were not available for retail. A total of 375 of these special edition convertibles were purchased by Hertz in 2009.

Notes

  • Cyber Gray Metallic and Blade Silver Metallic were added, while Machine Silver Metallic was discontinued, bringing the 2009 Corvette’s color palette to a total of nine choices.
  • The iconic Corvette crossed flags emblem were distinguished with a new, bright surround.
  • Two new custom leather-wrapped interiors – Dark Titanium and Ebony – joined Sienna and Linen as available selections.
  • Bluetooth capability option enabled the Corvette to offer the convenience and safety of Bluetooth hands-free phone service.
  • The power hatch pull-down feature was made standard on all 2009 Corvette coupe and Z06 models.

2009 Chevrolet Corvette

2009 Corvette Recalls

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Source Material:

  1. Corvette Black Book – Copyright 2014, Michael Bruce Associates, Inc.
  2. The Complete Book of Corvette, Every Model Since 1953 – Copyright 2013, Mike Mueller – MBI Publishing
  3. 2009 Corvette Webpage. 2009 Corvette Webpage, GM Media Center.

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