Chevrolet Corvette Horn Lake MS
West Memphis, AR
2005 Chevrolet Corvette Sports Car
By the staff
New Car Overview of the 2005 Chevrolet Corvette Sports Car
Description: Sports Car
Options & Features
Chevy's svelte two-seat sports car shows up in the 2005 line on a new platform with coupe and convertible versions. There's a sportier posture for the next Corvette as designers lop five inches off the length and an inch in width. There's edgy body styling apparent too with always-visible headlamps on a pointed prow with xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps.
And beneath the hood this 'Vette stocks a new LS2 V8 engine pumping 400-hp. Top speed climbs to 186-mph, making this the fastest production model ever.
New Corvette rolls on larger wheels and tires (18-inchers up front but 19s in back), with stronger brakes and a range of sophisticated chassis control systems available including three different suspension settings.
The standard gearbox is a Tremec T56 six-speed manual, with an upgraded Hydra-Matic 4L65-E 4-speed automatic optional.
The coupe has a removable roof panel on top, while the convertible's five-layer fabric lid operates manually or with optional power controls. An AM/FM stereo radio with CD deck and MP3 capability drops into Corv...
2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Sports Car
By the Staff
New Car Overview of the 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Sports Car
Description: Sports Car
Options & Features
Z06 is a high-performance take-off of Chevy's fabled Corvette, based on the C6 Corvette that debuted in 2005. It's the quickest production 'Vette yet.
What's behind that Z06 nameplate? That tracks back through history to 1963 when Corvette's chief engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov concocted a special showroom race car version of the then-new Corvette Sting Ray split-window coupe. The Z06 RPO (Regular Production Option) Sting Ray contained a heavy-duty suspension with stronger brakes, an expanded fuel tank, fuel injectors, GM's Positraction rear axle and a four-on-the-floor manual shifter.
The Z06 of 2006, like the rare issues of 1963, also adds up to a showroom race car. It arrives with a hand-built LS7 V8 engine that displaces 7.0 liters and develops huge muscle -- 500 hp. As with Corvette's C6-R race car, the new Z06 employs lightweight and exotic materials to trim weight -- the body is made mostly from aluminum with touches of carbon fiber and magnesium. Brembo-brand racing brakes are aboard, along with bolstered sport buckets in the two-seat...
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The Corvette was Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year for 1984 and 1998.
Complete 2008 Chevrolet Corvette New Car Reviews listed below
The 2008 Chevrolet Corvette is available as a coupe (MSRP: $46,950.00 - $72,125.00, Invoice price: $42,109.50 - $64,641.13) and convertible (MSRP: $55,425.00, Invoice price: $49,694.63) versions. This model comes in coupe, convertible and ZO6 trim levels. This model competes with the Audi S4, Audi S5, BMW 650, BMW M Coupe, BMW M Roadster, BMW M3, Cadillac Alante, Dodge Viper, Ford Shelby GT500, Infiniti G37, Jaguar XK, Lexus SC 430, Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class, Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, Nissan 350Z, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Cayman, and Porsche Cayman S.
This model was first manufactured in 1953. The Corvette was Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year for 1984 and 1998.1 It has also been on Car and Driver magazine's annual Ten Best list eleven times: the C4 from 1985 through 1989 and the C5 in 1998, 1999, and 2002 through 2005.2 The new C6 was also named to that list and was nominated for the North American Car of the Year award for 2005.3 The C6 Z06 was named "Most Coveted Vehicle" in the 2006 Canadian Car of the Year contest.4
The coupe and convertible are available with a 430-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 engine and the ZO6 is available with a 505-horsepower, 7-liter V8 engine. All trim levels are available with a six-speed manual transmission and a rear-wheel drive system.
The 2008 Chevrolet Corvette has a four-wheel independent suspension, an active suspension, a double wishbone front suspension, and a double wishbone rear suspension.
Exterior features on the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette include 19 x 10.0 inch painted alloy wheels (rear) and 18 x 8.5 inch painted alloy wheels (front). It has run flat tires, variable-intermittent wipers, a targa roof, a rear defogger, and a removable hard top.
2008 Chevrolet Corvette instrumentation features are a tachometer, a trip computer and a clock. It has an external temperature display, low fuel level warning, and a compass.
Basic seats and trim features on the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette include a two-person total seating capacity, bucket front seats, premium leather upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, and a height-adjustable driver seat.
Power and convenience features on the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette include remote power door locks, power windows and mirrors, and 2 one-touch power windows. It has heated mirrors, a driver exterior automatic dimming electrochromatic mirror, and a cruise control. It also has a speed-proportional power steering, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, and front cupholders. It is equipped with a remote trunk release, front door pockets, and 12-volts front power outlet. It is also equipped with a front console with storage, a keyless ignition, and a retained acces...