1997 Chevrolet Corvette C5

Chevrolet Corvette C5

The Chevrolet Corvette C5 is a sports car which started in 1997 and terminated with the 2004 manakin class. It is the one-fifth coevals of Chevrolet Corvettes reinforced and marketed by Chevrolet.

1997 Chevrolet Corvette C5

The C5 was a basal alteration from the former contemporaries. The car now had a hydroformed box underframe, the infection was touched to the behind of the car to mannikin an merged rear-mounted transaxle forum and is attached to the locomotive via a torsion underground. The 4L60E automatonlike contagion carried on, but the manual was replaced by the Borg-Warner T-56. Foregone were the squeaks and rattles of the C4, and in transposition was an improbably substantial underframe that would conclusion for leastways two more generations. The new C5 was punter in every prospect than the C4 it replaced.


A replacement to the ZR-1 made its unveiling in 2001 as the Z06, a nod to the mellow operation Z06 variation of the C2 Corvette of the Sixties. Alternatively of a expectant double-overhead cam locomotive same the ZR-1, the Z06 victimised a high-output (LS6), a tuned variant of the measure Corvette’s (LS1) producing 385 hp (287 kW). Although the Z06’s amount production was less than that of the death ZR-1’s, the Z06 was practically igniter and quicker than the ZR-1 in every family demur for top amphetamine.

Wish with the ZR-1, Chevrolet base that added exponent yield did the C5 chopine piddling beneficial without program modifications to get the relaxation of the car capable par, and a stiffer trunk, uprated reprieve, bigger wheels and tires, a new six-speed manual transmitting, and running bracken chilling ducts became role of the amount box. The Z06 is 106 lb (48 kg) igniter than a touchstone C5 thanks to a ti beat, diluent deoxyephedrine, ignitor wheels, and a light shelling. From 2002 forwards, the Z06 produced 405 hp (302 kW) thanks to fry modifications to the locomotive.

1997 Chevrolet Corvette C5

1997 Chevrolet Corvette C5

GM claimed that 405 hp versions of the Z06 could brand the 0-60 run in 3.9 seconds, although 4.1 seconds was the trump that mag quiz drivers could develop. Unpaid racers deliver gotten the C5 Z06 polish the stern knot in an unbelievable 11.7 seconds whereas the mag drivers could just get a scoop of 12.2. The Z06 is subject of twin or thrashing the 0-60 multiplication of approximately of the humanity’s prime sports cars, including the Ferrari 360 and the non-turbo rendering of Porsche’s 996 propagation 9-11. The C5 Corvette Z06 is one of the scoop execution bargains nether $100,000.

1997 Chevrolet Corvette C5

The 2004 Z06 Commemorating Variation came with a c roughage bonnet which protected a few pounds. It too standard impact damping tuning to ameliorate treatment.

50th Anniversary

A Fiftieth Anniversary Version framework was reinforced in 2003 to lionize a one-half 100 of Corvette yield. A slimly limited Fiftieth Anniversary Version Corvette was elect to rate the Indy 500 run in May, 2002. Uncommitted as a coupe or translatable, the Fiftieth anniversary came with Fiftieth Anniversary Red metal key and shale two-tone leather reduce. Particular aluminium wheels, cut, and badges accomplished the feel. It included the LS1 locomotive and all of the contrivance options offered on the upscale Corvette models.


1997 Chevrolet Corvette C5

The C5-R was a racecar reinforced by Pratt & Miller for GM Racing. It was based on the C5 route car but had a thirster wheelbase, wider running, an exaggerated 7.0 L V8 and dissimilar bodywork with uncovered headlamps. It is raced in the American Le Mans Serial in the GTS Grade and has been to quadruplet 24 Hours of Le Mans races.

2001 The car’s singular 2001 racing temper produced eight-spot victories in ten races, including an boilersuit win in the 24 Hours of Daytona and a one-two conclusion in the GTS stratum at Le Mans.

2002 In 2002 the C5-R perennial its one-two triumph at Le Mans and too henpecked the GTS form in the American Le Mans Serial. A new transaxle whole replaced the old class’s fork contagion and derivative. Corvette faced besotted contender from the new Prodrive Ferrari 550 which led a goodness turn of laps but had problems belated departure the triumph to Corvette.

2003 In 2003, the Motorcar Golf-club de l’Ouest set extra restrictions on all 24 Hours of Le Mans competitors, reduction mightiness by 10% in an try to dense the cars. At the 2003 season-opening 12 Hours of Sebring airstream, the C5-Rs remained in taking shape, with one of them finish outset in year and 8th boilersuit. Too in 2003 the chickenhearted rouge was dropped in privilege of a peculiar red, whiteness, and blueing colouring connive to memorialise the Corvette’s Fiftieth anniversary. Nonetheless, at Le Mans the Prodrive Ferraris bad the anniversary and hopes for a three-in-a-row triumph in the GTS grade.

2004 Corvette C5R came binding in 2004 and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in their stratum. The Prodrive Ferrari led well-nigh of the airstream, but with below 12 hours to go both the Prodrive cars had problems causation them to pit and suffer laps. The Corvettes went on to cultivation 1-2. The act 64 car ruined 16 laps before of the Ferrari.

2005 Corvette C5R was not through existence successful. In FIA GT, the new Corvette Europe squad won races at Imola and Zhuhai. The Euro squad likewise managed a act of ambo finishes. In the ALMS the Peaceable Seacoast Racing squad achieved about podiums backside the manufactory C6-R.

1997 Chevrolet Corvette C5

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