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Laidies and Gentlemen....the new Corvette
|Here is a background for the new
|design, in my opinion, this
car is a really nice car with a sleek design, I personally
like tha old design, but this new design is sweet!
New Corvette C6 is designed to thrill Corvette
loyalists while also capturing the imagination of a new
The Corvette C6 was unveiled Sunday night at the
Detroit Opera House, living up to the pre-show buzz as one
of the most anticipated new-car unveilings leading up to
- While some will certainly critique the Corvette
design as evolutionary rather than revolutionary,
it’s difficult to argue with the advances in
performance and technology revealed today.
- “More power, more passion and more precision” is
how Richard Wagoner, chairman and chief executive
officer of General Motors, described the new Corvette.
- Performance Increases
- A new LS2 6.0-liter small-block V8 that produces an
estimated 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque will
be the standard engine for 2005 Corvettes. To handle
the extra power, both the 6-speed manual and 5-speed
automatic transmissions will be upgraded.
- The manual transmission will feature a different set
of gear ratios for the Z51 performance package, for
performance in the same category as the
- The C6 suspension and chassis designs have been
carried forward from the C5, but have also been
significantly upgraded for additional structural
rigidity, chassis feel and quietness. Virtually all
suspension parts have been redesigned for improvements
in ride and handling.
- Design Advances
- Immediately recognizable as a Corvette through its
distinctive design cues, the 2005 model’s overall
look is more taut and aggressive. Sharp lines extend
from the front fenders back into the doors, while the
rear deck is crisp and tapered.
- In terms of overall dimensions, the C6 is more
compact, measuring 5 inches shorter and about one inch
narrower than the current Corvette. The wheels
increase to 18 inches in diameter at the front and 19
inches at the rear.
- The interior is all new, but still retains the dual
cockpit design. New materials offer a softer, more
luxurious feel to the instrument panel and door trim.