C6 History (2005-Present)

Vehicle Type: - sports car, 2-door coupe and 2-door convertible
Configuration: - Front Engine
Engine: - 6.0 L LS2 V8 and 6.2 L LS3 V8
Transmission: - 4-speed automatic and 6-speed Manual and automatic
Wheelbase: - 105.7 in
Length: - 174.7 in
Width: - 72.6 in

The Chevrolet Corvette C6 is a sixth generation sports car manufactured by Chevrolet in the year 2005 and continues to the present day.

The C6 consisted of a 6.0 L LS2 V8 engine with a capacity of 6,967 cc in between the years 2005-2007, which is 13 cm shorter that C5 engine. The engine delivers an output power of 400 hp at 6000 rpm and 400 lb-ft torque at 4400 rpm. It also contains manual transmission and gives a mileage of 15/25 mpg.

In the year 2008, a new 6.0 L LS2 V8 engine has been used with a capacity of 6162 cc. The engine delivers an output power of 430 hp and 424 lb-ft torque. It reaches the speed of 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, which is faster than Jaguar XK8 and Porsche 911.



The C6.R was launched in the year 2005 as part of the American Le Mans Series Race where it stood in the second and third place. It also won the American Le Mans GT1 Championship in the year 2006 and 12 Hours of Sebring on March 17th, 2007.


The Z06 version was launched in 2005, which contains a 7.0 L engine with a capacity of 7,008 cc and weighs about 3132 lb. It reaches the speed of 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds.


The ZR1 was launched in the year 2007, it consists of a 7.0 L LS7 engine that delivers an output power 620 hp and the top speed is about 200 mph. The wheels used for this car are the largest wheels among the other Corvette series. Carbon ceramic brakes are used and the brake calipers are in blue color.


The Z06-R was launched in the year 2006 as a part of FIA GT3 European Champion Series. It consists of a center locked wheels, front splitter and rear deck spoiler. This car also marked a victory at FIA GT3 European Champion Series.

2009 GT1 Championship Edition

The GT1 Championship Edition was first displayed at the New York Auto Show in the year 2009. It consists of chrome wheels and the interiors are covered with leather.

Vehicle typefront-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 3-door targa
Estimated base price$45,000
TypeV-8, aluminum block and heads
Bore x stroke4.00 x 3.62 in, 101.6 x 92.0 mm
Displacement364 cu in, 5964cc
Compression ratio10.9:1
Fuel-delivery systemport injection
Valve gearpushrods, 2 valves per cylinder, hydraulic lifters
Power(SAE net) 400 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Torque(SAE net) 400 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Redline6500 rpm
Transmissions6-speed manual, 4-speed automatic
Final-drive ratiosauto: 2.73:1 or 3.15:1; manual: 3.42:1, limited slip
Wheelbase105.7 in
Track, front/rear62.1/60.7 in
Length/width/height174.6/72.6/49.1 in
Ground clearance5.0 in
Drag area, Cd (0.28) x frontal area (21.6 sq ft, est) 6.05 sq ft
Curb weight3250 lb
Weight distribution, F/R51.0/49.0%
Curb weight per horsepower8.13 lb
Fuel capacity18.0 gal
Typefull-length frame integral with the body
Body materialfiberglass-reinforced plastic
SAE volume, front seat52 cu ft
luggage22 cu ft
Front-seat adjustmentsfore-and-aft, seatback angle, front height, rear height
Restraint systems, frontmanual 3-point belts, driver and passenger front airbags
Frontind, unequal-length control arms, transverse plastic leaf spring, anti-roll bar
Rearind, unequal-length control arms with a toe-control link, transverse plastic leaf spring, anti-roll bar
Typerack-and-pinion with hydraulic power assist
Steering ratio16.1:1
Turns lock-to-lock2.6
Turning circle curb-to-curb39.0 ft
Typehydraulic with vacuum power assist and anti-lock control
Front13.5 x 1.3-in vented disc
Rear12.5 x 1.0-in vented disc
Wheel sizeF: 8.5 x 18 in, R: 10.0 x 19 in
Wheel typecast aluminum
TiresGoodyear Eagle F1 GS or F1 SC; F: P245/40ZR-18, R: P285/35ZR-19
Car & Driver ESTIMATED PERFORMANCE (6-speed):
Zero to 60 mph4.3 sec
Zero to 100 mph10.0 sec
Standing 1/4-mile12.7 sec @ 113 mph
Top speed (drag limited)180 mph
EPA city driving18-19 mpg
EPA highway driving25-28 mpg

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