Besides, the Corvette that Chevy unveiled at the Detroit show last month, and which goes on sale in targa and convertible forms late this summer, is hardly . The gear linkage of the six-speed manual transmission has been updated for shorter throws and a more precise feel. View 20 Photos title= The suspension got a. You can download for free this exclusive Corvette User Manual for more information about the car.

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Chevrolet Corvette C6 Production Statistics and Facts

The exhaust system featured a light-weight, thin-wall manifold that resulted in 20 percent higher outflow, plus straight-through pipes and new mufflers that reduced back-pressure by 10 percent. Spring and shock rates were recalibrated, and front caster angle was increased one degree for more-stable tracking. Following the line back, the C6 also featured a much more pointed, cprvette defined rear end.

Regardless, the C6 Corvette was designed with far more than fast acceleration times in mind. More impressive still is that it produced the same amount of torque at slightly lower engine rpm.

The wide-ratio T56 box used by corvethe Z06 was also offered as an option on the new C6but only when the Z51 performance package was ordered. Where the C5 Coupe had weighed in at 3,lbs, the new C6 Coupe weighed just 3,lbs. Its purpose was firmly tie the door-hinge pillars to the center chassis tunnel. Magnetic Selective Ride Controlwhich was already a feature on the C5 Corvettewas revised to offer two different firmness modes instead of three as found on the earlier model.

As stated in promotional material for the C6: Speed sensitive, magnetic-controlled, hydraulic power-assisted, rack-and-pinion.

The function does not affect the aesthetic. The doors received electric latches and pushbutton door releases on the inside as well as an exterior press pad in place of the door handle found on the C5 cogvette access to the car from the outside. The new keyless entry system unlocks the car when you get majual it, it also has keyless push button start. It uses new algorithms developed for high speed driving and to take advantage of the higher engine output.


The Chevrolet Corvette The new Corvette is redesigned with a new engine, exposed headlights and the first navigation system offered in Corvette. Water Leak On Drivers Floor. For the first time sincethe Corvette was again available with an optional power top. Drivers Information Center Switches Inoperative. Considering a Corvette purchase? See what Consumer Guide has to say.

A check corgette that calculates the characters in the serial number and gives it a single digit code and can be used to verify that the serial number is legitimate.

When opening the driver or passenger door of the C6 convertible, the power window drops just slightly, allowing for better clearance. A large number of significant changes were made to the chassis.

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As an example, aerodynamics play a huge role in driving the aesthetic. Given that the convertible was a mere 20 pounds heavier than the coupe, this disparity between the two times left many critics questioning the officially reported time.

The interior designers even found space for small — but useful — door map pockets on both the driver and passenger doors. The vehicle identification number VIN is located on the left side rear of the engine block. Transverse, composite leaf spring. See Figure 2, Item 1 below and is typically a 9 digit number stamped or laser-etched onto the engine at the vehicle assembly plant.

Overall, the C6 measures 5. Your email address will not be published. There are a lot of functional factors that affect Corvette design. Position Character Description 1. All engines are stamped or laser etched with a partial vehicle identification number VINwhich was derived from the complete VIN. Dec 18, Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: The new LS2 engine produces horsepower and lb.


The newfound refinement was a pleasant surprise, and performance was more satisfying than ever. Where the outgoing C5 Coupe had offered The brakes were also more stout, with The Z51 package brings the new base Corvette almost to the level of the C5 Z The Corvette was warmly welcomed and immediately embraced by both fans and critics alike when the new coupe finally made its appearance in January, at the Detroit Auto Show.

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GM Safety Recall No. Corvett addition to the tires, the Z51 package included upgraded springs, shocks and anti-roll bars. A new power cinching latch for the rear hatch makes it much easier to close than the C5.

The audio and climate panels were corvettd and featured fewer buttons. In addition to these changes, another notable change was the absence of an ignition cylinder — either on the dashboard or on the steering column.

Torso side airbags were offered as standard equipment on convertibles but was only available on coupes as part of the 1SA Preferred Equipment Package that also included perforated leather upholstery, a six-way power passenger seat, and a cargo net and cover.

The C6 Corvette now featured bigger, better brakes all-around, with front rotors measuring corvwtte To meet the rigors and drivability factors associated with owning mznual Corvette, each model was fitted with Goodyear Eagle F1 GS Extended Mobility tires.

It is the largest most powerful standard small-block engine ever offered in Corvette. In addition to the electric controls, designers also integrated a mechanical release in the event that the cars power failed as the result of a dead battery or other similar condition.