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Corvette C6 2004 to 2013

The C6 Corvette was all new from the body styling and interior to the drive chain and suspension. No hidden headlights on the C6; they’re exposed; this feature hadn’t been used since 1962. The passenger compartment is larger but slightly narrower; the overall length is shorter, but the wheelbase is longer than the C5 predecessors.

For the first four years, the base engine was a 6.0-liter LS2 V8 producing 400 horsepower at 6000 rpm, yet the gas mileage was good. The automatic version got 15/25 mpg (city/highway), and the standard transmission got one mile farther in each. The standard had a feature that makes a shift from first directly to fourth under most driving conditions, which helps the car avoid the gas guzzler tax.

Introduced in 2008, the new LS3 engine with a 6.2-liter displacement produced 430 hp at 6500 rpm. A discerning buyer might have wanted to purchase the same engine with vacuum-actuated exhaust valves to produce 436 hp. With either engine, you could choose a newly styled Tremec TR6060 standard transmission with an improved linkage or an automatic with a crisper shift than previous automatics. Either one can take you from 0-60 in four seconds flat. From 2008 until the end of the C6, the steering improved and the newly styled five-spoke wheels are more responsive to steering wheel movement. The last C6 Vette was a white 427-cubic-inch convertible and left the assembly room floor on February 26, 2013.

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© Johann68 | Dreamstime.com 2005 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The 2006 Corvette Z06 appeared in public in late 2005. The introductory model with a balsawood/carbon fiber floor, aluminum frame and magnesium alloy engine cradle is the lightest Vette ever produced. The power plant was a newly styled short-block 7.0-liter (427-cubic-inch) motor. The engine, called the LS7, had a dry sump oiling system and titanium connecting rods and produced 505 hp (376 kW).

Chevrolet Corvette 2007

© Steirus | Dreamstime.com 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 pace car 

The Z06 Carbon Edition was on the market in 2011; this limited edition Vette had only 500 units produced. Included on this car as standard equipment are many aerodynamically designed parts like a carbon fiber hood, carbon-ceramic brakes, and active suspension. Many other components made of light but strong carbon fiber gave this model a curb weight of 1,440 kg (3,180 pounds) and one horsepower per every 6.3 pounds. The car was fast, 0-60 in 3.6 seconds and the quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds with a top speed of 126 miles per hour, as well as fuel efficient, getting 15 mpg (16 L/100 km) city and 24 mpg (9.8 l/100 km) highway.

 Chevrolet Corvette 2011

© Andy1960 | Dreamstime.com 2011 Chevrolet Corvette 

The ZR1 C6 or the Blue Devil is a supercharged Corvette with a 6.2-liter LS9 V8 that produced 538 hp (476 kW) and did 205 mph (330 km/h). The extensive use of carbon fiber on this model included bumpers, roof, hood, front splitter, fenders, and rocker moldings. The clear polycarbonate window on the hood making the intercooler visible, clearly distinguishes the ZF1. Also making it stand out from other models is the carbon black clear-coated roof and front splitter. The ZF1 logo and intercooler trim are blue as are the calipers on the carbon fiber/ceramic brakes. A Selective Ride, automatically controlled suspension guides the largest wheels ever used on a Corvette.


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