Brand Development, Growth & ExpansionThe 6th generation Chevrolet Corvette C6 began production in 2005, sporting a completely overhauled suspension system and all-new body. A total of 147,264 Corvette C6s manufactured between 2005 and 2008 at the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Cadillac XLR Roadster shares its platform with the new generation Corvette is […]
Brand Development, Growth & ExpansionThe 5th generation Chevrolet Corvette C5 was produced from 1997 through 2004. Chevrolet drastically changed the C5, which was considered an improvement from the C4 models. A newly redesigned LS1 small-block engine was introduced with the 5th generation Vette. The C5 was originally intended to be manufactured as a convertible and […]
Although General Motors supported the ban on racing proposed by the American Automobile Association (the result of a 1955 crash in France that killed 77 people), Zora Duntov and his Chevrolet Corvette designers thought Vette owners would still compete. Therefore, in 1963 his team developed a special performance package aimed at “certain” Chevy V8 racers.
The C6 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has a small block V-8 called the LS7. This 7 liter, 7008 cc engine develops 505 horsepower/377 kW. The engine has a “dry sump” oil delivery system, whose purpose is to make sure the Vette engine is properly lubricated at high acceleration. This configuration also allows the engine to be […]
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 […]