When we compare cars, our reviews are usually focused on rivalry models, but now we will see how much the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette improved once it is compared it to its predecessor that was launched 30 years ago.
BRIDJIT Curb Ramps displayed this chart on which we can see one model next to the other and see the differences in aspects such as performance, fuel economy, price, weight, etc. Of course, we need to consider the inflation, but even after that has been adjusted, the 2017 Corvette is $5,000 cheaper than the one from 1987, believe it or not. Interestingly enough, the new version is almost two times more powerful than the old car.
Speaking of weight and fuel efficiency, these two Corvettes are similar, but when it comes to 0-60 mph sprint, the 1987 Corvette cannot even come close. As expected, this lineup has evolved from the sports car to a supercar, and even though some might like the design of the old model better, the latest-generation of Chevy’s popular vehicle is far more aggressive.
1987 Chevrolet Corvette
Engine: L98 5.7L V8 w/ TPI
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic, 4+3 Manual
Horsepower: 240 hp @ 4,000 RPM
Torque 345 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
Curb Weight: 3,225 lbs
0-60 MPH: 5.8 seconds
¼ Mile: 15.11 seconds @ 93.8 mph
Suspension: Front – Short/Long Arm w/ Transverse Leaf, Rear – Multi-Link
Ground Clearance: 4.5 inches
Fuel Economy: 15 MPG City/23 MPG Highway
Base Price: Original: $27,999, Inflation Adjusted: $60,041
2017 Chevrolet Corvette
Engine: LT1 6.2L V8 w/ DI
Transmission: 7-Speed Manual w/ Active Rev Matching
Horsepower: 455 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 460 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
Curb Weight: 3,298 lbs
0-60 MPH: 4.3 seconds
¼ Mile: 12.2 seconds @ 119 mph
Suspension: Front and Rear – Short/Long Arm w/ Transverse Leaf
Ground Clearance: 4 inches
Fuel Economy: 16 MPG City/25 MPG Highway
Base Price: $55,450
Which of these two would you choose?