Chevrolet Corvette C6 – Chevy Wiki

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to the fifth generation, the C6 gets an of the suspension geometry, all new bodywork exposed headlamps (for the time since 1962), a passenger compartment, a larger 6.0 L cu in; 5967 cc) Internal combustion . and a much higher level of [1] Overall, it is 5.1 inches (13 cm) shorter the C5. but its wheelbase has increased by 1.2 inches (3 It is also one inch (2.5 cm) The 6.0 L LS2 V8 produces 400 hp (298 kW) at 6000 rpm and 400 (542 N·m ) of Torque at 4400

With an Automatic transmission . the achieves 15/25 Miles per (city/highway); the Manual transmission gets 16/26 mpg. [2] The manual transmission is fitted Computer Aided Gear (CAGS), obligating the driver to from 1st directly to 4th when at lower RPMs. This the United States Environmental Agency ‘s derived economy thus allowing the to avoid paying the gas guzzler

For the 2008 model, the Corvette a new engine, the LS3 . With displacement to 6.2 liters (376 cu in; 6162 cc) power is increased to 430 hp (321 kW) and 424 (575 N·m) of torque, or 436 hp kW) and 428 lb·ft (580 N·m) the optional vacuum actuated exhaust. [4] The previous Transmission Corporation T56 transmission on manual was replaced with a new version, the in model year 2008. [5] Corvettes have improved linkage; the automatic model is set up for shifts, and (according to Chevrolet) from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, faster any other production automatic [6] According to automotive review New Car Test Drive . the Corvette’s 0 to 60 is actually 4.2 seconds, faster both the Porsche 911 and the Jaguar XK . [7] The has also been tightened up for improved feel. The wheels also updated to a new five-spoke [6]

Z06

The Corvette Z06 arrived as a 2006 in the third quarter of 2005. It has a 7.0 (7,008 cc/427.6 cu in) version of the engine codenamed LS7 . The Z06 achieves a economy of 15 mpg -US (16 L/100 km; 18 mpg -imp ) in the and 24 mpg -US (9.8 L/100 km; 29 mpg -imp ) on the . [8] and the output is 505 hp (376 kW). Car and recorded a 0-60 mph time of 3.6 in their March 2007 test.[1]

In addition to the larger the Corvette Z06 has a Dry sump oiling and Connecting rod made out of Titanium

The Z06 officially weighs 3132 lb kg), giving it a weight to ratio of 6.2 Pound (mass) /hp Kilogram /kW).

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ZR1

A Corvette was first reported by several and online publications, based on from General Motors was a production version of the Corvette the Z06 level, under the internal name Blue Devil after GM CEO Rick Wagoner alma mater, Duke ). The car was originally rumored to feature a LS9 engine producing more 650 hp (485 kW) with prices to exceed $100,000 USD. [9]

The 12, 2006 issue of AutoWeek photos by photographer Chris of a C6 with special auto-manufacturer-issued plates on a Z06 with a hood widely thought to confirm the of a supercharger on the Blue Devil . names attached to the project Corvette SS [10] or Corvette Z07 . In February 2007, a worker at a shipping company posted online of a powertrain Development that was being shipped to believed to be part of the Blue program. The car had manufacturer’s license Carbon-ceramic Disc brake . fender vents, a hood and an engine with a positive-displacement in the valley between the cylinder and a Intercooler atop it. The photographer was and may face civil or criminal action, pending a GM investigation.

GM began to release details on the Devil project in April and revealed the ZR1 in December. The company the existence of the project in an interview Car and Driver on April 13.

Power levels were to be between 600 and 700 horsepower (447 to 521 but contrary to prior rumors of a 6.2 liter engine, the engine was confirmed to have greater than the 7.0 liter LS7 in the Z06. Motor Trend confirmed the name for the production Blue . resurrecting the old ZR1 nameplate. The ZR1 had originally used on developmental cars in and again as ZR-1 as the top performance on the C4 Corvette. [13] General officially revealed the 2009 ZR1 on December 19, giving a press and photographs of the car.

GM confirmed a 6.2 L LS9 V8 producing 620 hp (460 kW). figures were not released, but GM that the car was capable of 200 mph (320 making it the fastest production ever.

Carbon fiber is used on the hood, fenders, front and rocker moldings; the hood and are painted over, while the and splitter are merely covered in a retaining their black A Polycarbonate window is placed in the of the hood, allowing the engine to be seen from the exterior. The are the largest ever placed on a Corvette, with both and rear wheels increasing in and diameter over the Corvette

Carbon-ceramic brakes are included. The calipers are painted blue, as are the intercooler trim and the ZR1 logo. Selective Ride Control is included on the car, with to automatically adjust stiffness based on road conditions and movement. [14]

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