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|The Corvette C6 generation is GM's latest version of Corvette and production of this body will end with the 2013 model. The C7 Corvette will be introduced next as a 2014 model. C7 Corvette Release Information & Photos The C6 differs quite a bit from the previous generation in several ways. Besides the obvious body change its more then just a re-skin. The steering and suspension have been redesigned for better control and feel.|
Production Started on the C6 Corvette in 2005 and and will end with model year 2013. This generation is referred to as "C6" or 6th Generation. The original engine was the LS2 with a 6.0L V8 with 400hp. This engine is more closely related to the C5 Z06 engine. In 2008 the engine was upgraded to the 6.2L 425hp LS3 or 436hp and 428 lb·ft if ordered with the optional performance exhaust.
The Z06 was reintroduced on the C 6 Corvette in the third quarter of 2005. The heart of the Z06 is the all new 427ci or 7.0L small block LS7 engine. Official output is 505 hp and has a 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph. Design changes included essentially everything. While the outside of the car looks similar to the base model nothing could be further from the truth. A new light weight aluminum frame, wider front fascia, carbon fiber body panels, different wheels, fixed roof, specific transmission / rear end and larger brakes list a few of the upgrades. The list of things similar is much shorter.
The ZR1 Corvette C6 was introduced in the 2009 Corvette model year. The ZR1 is distinctive from other corvettes by the use of carbon fiber roof panels, unique fender designs, brakes, hood with see through window with sight of supercharger and unique badges. This model elevates the performance of the Z06 to a new level. The LS9 engine is a heavily modified version of the LS3 6.2L. Producing 638 hp and 604 ft lbs of torque. Lubrication is provided by an improved version of the LS7's dry sump system. The new system increases oil capacity from 8.0 to 10.5 quarts. Major performance increase is achieved by adding an Eaton TVS R2300 roots style 4-lobe supercharger. The supercharger's four-lobe design blows through an air-to-water, dual-brick design intercooler.
Corvette C6 Grand Sport
The Grand Sport badge returned in 2010 Corvette C6 Model Year. It included the use of the base LS3 engine with 436 hp. Base steel C 6 Corvette frame wider front and rear fenders – including specific front fenders with integrated Grand Sport badges.
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The engine in the Corvette C 6 is now a 6.2L 430 Hp 428 lbft of torque. The difference from 5.7L 350 Hp in the C5 is 80 Hp more!
It's 5.1 inches shorter than the C5 but its wheelbase has increased by 1.2 inches. It is also one inch narrower.
The manual transmission also has improved shift linkage along with the replacement of the previous T56 transmission with a new TR6060. The automatic is set up for quicker shifts giving the C6 Automatic a 0-60 mph time of 4.3 seconds making it faster then any other automatic corvette ever.
• New 1LT convertible model
• 2LT convertible now with standard power top
• Two new custom interiors: Dark Titanium and Ebony
• Two new exterior colors: Cyber Gray Metallic and Blade Silver Metallic
• Bluetooth phone connection available
• Steering wheel audio controls standard on all models
• Variable steering ratio standard on all models
• “Crossed flags” emblem has new, bright surround
• Power hatch pull-down standard on coupe
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