The Corvette C6 was introduced in 2005 to replace the outgoing
C5 (1997 - 2004) model.
The C6 represents a comprehensive upgrade to the Corvette,
said Dave Hill, chief engineer of the Corvette and vehicle line
executive for GM Performance Cars. Our goal is to create
a Corvette that does more things well than any performance car.
Weve thoroughly improved performance and developed new
features and capabilities in many areas, while at the same time
systematically searching out and destroying every imperfection
we could find.
The sixth generation Corvette blends technical sophistication
with expressive style. Five inches shorter than the C5, the
C6 Corvette cuts a tighter, more taut profile with virtually
no loss of usable space. More than just visual, the new dimensions
make the car more agile and tossable, with upgrades
in handling, acceleration and braking. At 0.28 coefficient of
drag, the C6 is the most aerodynamically efficient Corvette
ever and has improved anti-lift characteristics that enable
improved high-speed stability and confidence.
A new LS2 6.0-liter small-block V-8 is the standard engine in
the Corvette C6. It is based on GMs new Gen IV small-block
family of engines.
The LS2 raises the bar for standard performance in the Corvette,
delivering estimated peak output levels of 400 horsepower and
400 lb.-ft. of torque. It is the largest, most powerful standard
small-block engine ever offered in Corvette.
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