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More Power, Passion and Precision

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Wheel Base: 105.7"
Length: 14.55'
Width: 6'
Weight: 3175 lbs
Trans: 4 Speed  Auto
   or 6 Speed Manual
Brakes:13.4" Front 13" Rear
Horsepower: 400hp
Torque: 400ft-lbs

 
Marking the sixth generation of its legacy, the 2005 Chevrolet Corvette delivers more power, passion and precision to reach a new standard of performance car excellence. It will be introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2004, with production slated to begin in the third quarter. A convertible version will be unveiled in the first half of 2004, with its production beginning in fall 2004.

The sixth generation Corvette blends technical sophistication with expressive style. Five inches shorter than the current car, the 2005 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.

Z51 Performance Package. The Z51 Performance Package brings Corvette Coupe performance very close to the same level as the widely admired Z06. The Z51 offers more aggressive dampers and springs, larger stabilizer bars, and larger, cross-drilled brake rotors for optimum track performance capability while still providing a well-controlled and comfortable ride. Extensive racetrack testing reveals that a C6 equipped with the Z51 suspension almost equals the lap time of a C5 Z06 - marking a major advance in the overall performance of a Corvette Coupe by nearly approximating the extreme performance capabilities of the vaunted Z06 at a remarkable value.

LS2 Powertrain

GM today announced the new 2005 Corvette will feature the most powerful standard engine ever in Corvette history: the 400 horsepower, 6.0-liter, small-block V-8. The new 6.0-liter LS2 is part of the fourth generation of GM's small-block engines. The small-block debuted in 1955 with 265 cubic inches and 195 horsepower. Since then, this legendary family of engines has been an integral component of Corvette's performance history.

Compared to the Gen III-based LS1, the LS2 incorporates several significant changes that help improve performance, reliability and serviceability:

-All-new aluminum block casting incorporates provisions for external knock sensors and revised oil galleries; external sensors improve serviceability
-Cylinder bore diameter increased to 101.6 mm (4.00 inches), increasing displacement to 6.0 liters
-Flat-top piston design with lower ring tension reduces friction
-Piston floating wrist pins help quiet the engine
-Revised exhaust manifolds are 33 percent lighter
-Compression raised to 10.9:1
-Engine redline raised to 6500 rpm
-Revised and more powerful engine mototronics incorporate all electronic throttle control functions.
-400 Horsepower & 400ft lbs of Torque

2005 Corvette Options List

Coupe Pictures and Info

Convertible Pictures and Info

Indy 500 Pace Car Pictures & Info

VIDEO: 2005 Corvette TV Commercial

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