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Chevrolet Corvette C6


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C6 refers to the sixth generation of Chevrolet Corvette, manufactured beginning with model year 2005.

C6 Corvettes have made two appearances as the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car, first in 2005 with Colin Powell drivin, then in 2006 a Z06 was driven by Lance Armstrong and in 2008 with Emerson Fittipaldi driving.  For 2008, 500 Pace Car replicas were produced, signed and numbered by Fittipaldi.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chevrolet Corvette page on 29 March 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The C6 Corvette retained the front engine and rear transmission design of the C5, but was otherwise all-new, including new bodywork with exposed headlamps (for the first time since 1962), a larger passenger compartment, a new 6.0 liter engine and a reworked suspension geometry. It had a longer wheelbase than the C5, but its overall vehicle length and width were less than the C5, allegedly to widen appeal to the European market. The 6.0L (364 cu in) LS2 V8 produced 400 bhp (300 kW) at 6000 rpm and 400 lb·ft (540 N·m) at 4400 rpm, giving the vehicle a 0–60 time of under 4.2 seconds. Its top speed was 190 mph (310 km/h).

The C6 generation did not match the previous generation's relatively good fuel economy, despite its relatively low 0.28 drag coefficient and low curb weight, achieving 16/26 mpg (city/highway) equipped with automatic or manual transmissions; like all manual transmission Corvettes since 1989, it is fitted with Computer Aided Gear Selection (CAGS) to improve fuel economy by requiring drivers to shift from 1st gear directly to 4th in low-speed/low-throttle conditions. This feature helps the C6 avoid the Gas Guzzler Tax by achieving better fuel economy.

The new Z06 arrived as a 2006 model in the third quarter of 2005. It has a 7.0 L version of the small block engine codenamed LS7. At 427.6 cubic inches, the Z06 was the largest small block ever offered from General Motors. Because of the Corvette's former use of 427 cubic-inch big blocks in the late-1960s and early 1970s, the LS7's size was rounded down to 427 cubic inches. Official output was 505 bhp (377 kW) and has a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) time of 3.7 seconds. Top speed is 198 MPH.

For 2008, the Corvette received a mild freshening: a new LS3 engine with displacement increased to 6.2 L (380 cu in), resulting in 430 bhp (321 kW) and 424 lb·ft (575 N·m) (436 bhp (325 kW) and 428 lb·ft (580 N·m) if ordered with the optional performance exhaust). The 6-speed manual transmission also has improved shift linkage and a 0–60 time of 4.0 seconds, while the automatic is set up for quicker shifts giving the C6 automatic a 0–60 time of 4.0 seconds, faster than any other production automatic Corvette. The interior was slightly updated and a new 4LT leather-wrap interior package was added. The wheels were also updated to a new five-spoke design.

ZR1 was formally announced in a December 2007 press statement by General Motors, where it was revealed that their target of 100 bhp (75 kW) per 1 L (61 cu in) had been reached by a new "LS9" engine with an Eaton-supercharged 6.2-liter engine producing 638 bhp (476 kW) and 604 lb·ft (819 N·m). The LS9 engine was the most powerful to be put into a GM production sports car. Its top speed was 205 mph (330 km/h).

The historical name Grand Sport returned to the Corvette lineup in 2010 as an entirely new model series that replaced the Z51 option. The new model was basically an LS3 equipped Z06 with a steel frame instead of aluminum. It retained many of the features of the Z06 including a wide body with 18x9.5 and 19x12 inch wheels, dry sump oiling (manual transmission coupes only), 6-piston 14" front brakes and 4-piston rear, and improved suspension. Manual power train equipped G/S coupe models receive a tweaked LS3 with a forged crank, are built in Z06 fashion by hand, and utilize a dry-sump oil system. The first three gears were also made shorter for better throttle response and faster acceleration. A new launch control system was introduced for all models that allows for sub 4 second 0-60. EPA estimated 26 MPG highway, 1.0 G on skid pad.

Beginning with the 2011 model year, buyers of the Corvette Z06 and ZR1 were offered the opportunity to assist in the build of their engine. Titled the "Corvette Engine Build Experience," buyers paid extra to be flown to the Wixom, Michigan Performance Build Center. Participants helped the assembly line workers build the V8 engine, then took delivery of the car at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, near the Corvette final assembly point.

The last C6 Corvette was manufactured in February 2013.

In May 2013, a federal investigation of problems with more than 100,000 C6 lighting systems was announced.


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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
11 January 2005Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 214: Side Impact Protection
2005 Chevrolet Corvette Two-Door Coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.7MB - 189 pages
October 2011Recall Bulletin: Rear Hatch Separation in Crash
2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
General Motors

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- 1.5MB - 10 pages
October 2011Representative Letter
From: General Motors
To: Chevrolet Customers (2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe)

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- 69KB - 2 pages
3 October 201111V-491
2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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3 October 2011NHTSA Recall 11V491000
2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette
Structure:Body:Hatchback/Liftgate:Hinge and Attachments
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
7 October 2011Rear Hatch Hinges on Corvette Coupes/FMVSS 206
From: Ric Willard, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC

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25 January 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
To: Frank Borris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 59KB - 4 pages
24 April 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
To: Frank Borris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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25 April 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
To: Frank Borris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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24 July 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
To: Frank Borris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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24 October 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
To: Frank Borris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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2007 Specifications

CoupeConvertibleZ06
Vehicle Type2-seat2-seat2-seat
DrivetrainFRFRFR
EngineLS2LS2LS7
Engine MaterialAluminum blockAluminum blockAluminum block
Engine Displacement6.0L6.0L7.0L/427 cu. in.
Engine Oil SystemDry sump
Horsepower400 @ 6000 rpm400 @ 6000 rpm505 @ 6300 rpm
Torque400 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm400 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm470 lb.-ft. @ 4800
ExhaustAluminized stainless steel, 3" polished stainless steel tipsAluminized stainless steel, 3" polished stainless steel tipsAluminized stainless steel, bimodal, with 4" polished stainless steel tips
Transmission (standard)6-speed short-throw manual6-speed short-throw manual6-speed short-throw manual
Transmission (optional)6-speed paddle-shift with automatic mode6-speed paddle-shift with automatic mode
DifferentialLimited SlipLimited SlipLimited Slip
Suspension OptionsMagnetic Selective Ride Control (Sport and Tour modes, includes cross-drilled brake rotors)Magnetic Selective Ride Control (Sport and Tour modes, includes cross-drilled brake rotors)
Standard AudioAM/FM Stereo, CD Player w/MP3 Capability, 7-Speakers w/Auto Tone Control, Auto Volume, Radio Data System
Optional AudioAM/FM/6-disc CD changer/MP3/XM Radio Bose 7-speaker audio system with auto tone control, auto volume, AudioPilot, TheftLock and Radio Data System
Optional AudioAM/FM/CD/MP3/ 7-speaker Bose audio system with navigation system, auto tone control, auto volume, AudioPilot, Radio Data System
Cargo Volume Capacity22.4 cu. ft.11 cu. ft.22.4 cu. ft.
Fuel Capacity18 gallons18 gallons18 gallons
Fuel Economy (EPA)18 city/28 highway18 city/28 highway16 city/26 highway
RoofRemovable-body color standard, transparent optionalPower convertible top with power cover and glass rear window
Exterior Colors (standard)Arctic White, Black, Machine Silver Metallic, Victory RedArctic White, Black, Machine Silver Metallic, Victory RedBlack, Machine Silver Metallic, Victory Red
Exterior Colors (extra cost)Atomic Orange Metallic Tintcoat, Le Mans Blue Metallic, Monterey Red Metallic Tintcoat, Velocity Yellow TintcoatAtomic Orange Metallic Tintcoat, Le Mans Blue Metallic, Monterey Red Metallic Tintcoat, Velocity Yellow TintcoatAtomic Orange Metallic Tintcoat, Le Mans Blue Metallic, Velocity Yellow Tintcoat
Convertible Top ColorsBeige, Black, Gray
Interior Colors (standard)Cashmere, Red, Titanium Gray, EbonyCashmere, Red, Titanium Gray, EbonyEbony, Ebony/Red, Ebony/Titanium Gray
Interior Colors (optional)Ebony/Cashmere, Ebony/Red, Ebony/Titanium Gray
Wheel Size18" x 8.5" front/19" x 10" rear18" x 8.5" front/19" x 10" rear18" x 9.5" front/19" x 12" rear
Wheels (standard)Silver painted aluminum five-spoke flangelessSilver painted aluminum five-spoke flangelessSilver painted aluminum ten-spoke flangeless
Wheels (optional)Polished aluminum five-spoke flangeless, Chrome aluminum five-spoke flangeless, Competition Gray aluminum five-spoke flangelessPolished aluminum five-spoke flangeless, Chrome aluminum five-spoke flangeless, Competition Gray aluminum five-spoke flangelessPolished aluminum ten-spoke flangeless, Competition Gray aluminum ten-spoke flangeless

Additional features include:

  • Active Handling System with all-speed Traction Control
  • Speed-sensitive rack & pinion power steering
  • Four-wheel antilock disc brakes
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Automatic Exterior Lamp Control
  • Xenon HID low-beam headlights
  • Tungsten-halogen high beam headlights
  • Halogen foglamps
  • Dual power and heated mirrors
  • Rear window defogger
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Three-spoke leather-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel with optional audio controls
  • Driver Information Center
  • Head-Up Display standard on Z06 optional on Coupe and Convertible
  • Perforated leather bucket seats, Z06 includes embroidery and contrasting stitching, two-tone with embroidered emblem optional on Coupe and Convertible
  • Six-way power driver's seat
  • Six-way power passenger seat standard on Convertible, optional on Coupe
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Optional Memory Package (2 driver presets for driver's seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors)
  • Standard manual day/night inside mirror with 2 lights, optional auto-dimming mirror with compass
  • Driver and passenger frontal dual-stage airbags with Passenger Sensing System
  • Side-impact airbags optional on Coupe and Z06
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Theft-deterrent system immobilizer and audible/visual alarm

    Options packages include:

  • Z51 Performance Package  Available on Coupe and Convertible.  Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar Extended Mobility Tires, cross-drilled brake rotors, performance tuned springs, shocks and stabilizer bars, additional cooling, special gear rations for manual transmission.  Not available with Magnetic Selective Ride Control.

    2008 Specifications

    Indy 500 Pace Car Replica
    Production500
    Vehicle Type2-seat
    Engine Country of OriginUnited States
    Transmission Country of OriginUnited States
    Carline U.S. Canadian Parts Content77%
    Final AssemblyBowling Green, Kentucky
    DrivetrainFR
    EngineLS3
    Engine Displacement6.2L
    Horsepower436
    Standard Transmission6-speed Manual
    Optional Transmission6-speed Automatic w/Paddle Shift ($1,250)
    DifferentialLimited Slip
    Suspension4-wheel independent
    SteeringPower rack & pinion, speed sensitive
    Brakes4-Wheel Disc w/ABS
    Wheels5-spoke aluminum
    Standard AudioAM/FM/XM Stereo (First 13 months of XM Service incl.), CD Player w/MP3 Capability, Input Jack, Radio Data System
    Optional AudioAM/FM Stereo, 6-Disc CD Changer w/MP3 Capability, Bose Premium 7 Speaker System
    EPA Fuel Economy Estimate15 MPG City/25 MPG Highway
    Warranty5-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain

    Additional features include:

  • Full folding top w/heated glass rear window
  • Oil Life Monitoring System
  • Traction Control System
  • Active Handling
  • Extended Mobility Tires
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Xenon HID headlights
  • Foglights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Cruise Control
  • Automatic Dual Zone Air Conditioning
  • Driver Information Center
  • Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror w/Compass
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Windows
  • Power Heated Outside Mirrors w/Driver Side Auto Dimming
  • "Sport Bucket" Perforated Leather Seats
  • Power 6-way Adjustable Driver's Seat
  • Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Remote Trunk & Fuel Door Release
  • Theft Deterrent System w/Alarm
  • Keyless Access w/Push-Button Start
  • Front & Side Airbags w/Passenger Sensing System
  • Parcel Net
  • 1-year OnStar "Safe & Sound"

    Options Packages Include:

  • 3LT Preferred Equipment Group  AM/FM Stereo, 6-Disc CD Changer w/MP3 Capability, Bose Premium 7 Speaker System, Heads-Up Display, Power Telescoping Steering Wheel, Heated Seats, Memory Package, Universal Home Remote, Steering Wheel Radio Controls, Power Convertible Top.
  • 2008 Indy 500 Pace Car Replica  Available as convertible only.  Black exterior color, Two-Tone Titanium Interior Trim, Forged Chrome Wheels, Dual Mode Exhaust, Gray Convertible Top, Z51 Performance Handling Package, Pace Car Graphics Package, Indy 500 Seat Embroidery, Cloisonne Fender Badges, Z06-style Spoiler, Inside Console & Armrest Signed & Numbered by Pace Car Driver Emerson Fittipaldi.

    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    11 February 2008Geneva Motor Show To House 2009 Chevy Corvette XR1 European DebutAnthony Fontanelle
    28 October 20092010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Review - Aggressive Good LooksGary Witzenburg
    29 October 20092010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Review - A Serious SportscarGary Witzenburg
    19 November 2012Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Passenger Cars Are Eligible for ImportationFederal Register: NHTSA (Claude H. Harris)
    30 November 2018Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2005 Chevrolet Corvette Passenger Cars Are Eligible for ImportationFederal Register: NHTSA (Michael A. Cole)


    Merchandise

    Type & Item #NameDetails
    Die Cast - Hot Wheels C2741-0715 G1 (C4982)Corvette C62004 First Editions, small scale red
    Die Cast - Hot Wheels H9083-0916Corvette C62004 First Editions, small scale yellow w/black stripes
    Die Cast - Hot Wheels J3266-0916Corvette C6R2006 First Editions, small scale silver #8
    Die Cast - Hot Wheels L9924-0918K'09 Corvette ZR12008 New Models, small scale blue
    Die Cast - Hot Wheels P2455-A910C'09 Corvette ZR-1Faster Than Ever, small scale lime green w/black
    Die Cast - Matchbox K947-0910Chevrolet Corvette C6<MBX Metal, small scale dark blue


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