2001-2004 C5 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: LS6 Engine and Performance
The C5 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was introduced as the successor to the FRC C5 Vette. This model Chevy Corvette produced superior performance for a number of reasons.The Z06 employed a high horsepower edition of the LS1 standard V-8 called the LS6. This engine produced 385 horsepower (or 287kW) and was lighter and faster than the […] More »
Chevrolet issued a Collector’s Edition C4 Corvette in 1996 to commemorate the platform’s last year of production. Like the Chevy Corvette Grand Sport of that year, this special edition was produced in low numbers. Every Collector Edition (CE) C4 Vette was painted “Sebring Silver.” This color was similar to the 1963 Sting Ray and was […] More »
The manufacturing company, Pratt and Miller, partnered with General Motors in 1999, bringing about the C5-R Chevrolet Corvette. This Chevy Vette was essentially a C5 with a bigger engine based on the 5700-cc V-8 (the racing versions had 6000 cc’s, eventually increased to 7000 cc’s), a more stream-lined body, wider track, and longer wheelbase. The […] More »
2003 was a special year for Chevrolet, marking 50 years of Corvette production. To help celebrate, the company introduced a special 50th Anniversary Edition Vette.
The basic engine in the 2005 Chevrolet Corvette was the LS2 V-8, similar to the LS6 motor that was used until 2004 but with increased performance functions. The LS2 had improved “breathing” for both intake and exhaust manifolds, the engine had better cam lift, and it had a higher compression ratio (10.9 to 1 versus […] More »