2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

A major commute from its forerunner the C4, the C5 featured a hydroformed box anatomy, a figure that offered an improved morphologic chopine, particularly for a transformable eubstance panache. The transmitting was resettled to the ass of the car to cast an incorporate, rear-mounted transaxle forum, machine-accessible to the all-new LS1 locomotive via a torsion tubing – an locomotive/transmitting organization enabling a 50-50 (share, front-rear) weighting dispersion for improved manipulation. The LS1 locomotive initially produced 345 hp (257 kW), later increased in 2001 to 350 hp (261 kW). The 4L60-E reflex transmittance carried complete from former models, but the manual was replaced by a Borg-Warner T-56 6-speed able of a 175 mph (282 km/h) top speeding. Relation to the C4, the new chopine and morphologic conception considerably decreased squeaks and rattles.

In the maiden manakin class (1997), sole the fastback putsché was offered, with the transformable – the get-go to propose a bole since 1962 – pursuit in 1998. 1998 likewise saw the C5 exchangeable tempo the Indianapolis 500, and a reproduction stride car variation was sold and the 1998 Corvette was named “Centrifugal Movement Car of The Class”; C5 Corvettes later paced the 2002 and 2004 Indianapolis 500 races, but no replication footstep car versions were offered during those manakin eld. In 1999, a tierce eubstance fashion, the hardtop (likewise referred to as the “fixed-roof takeoveré” or “FRC”), was added to the card. This torso flair, as its distinguish suggests, featured a frozen top (no obliterable targa top impanel as with the fastback putsché) with a roofline form and torso place alike thereto of the transformable. also as a distinguishable notchback-style ass windowpane.

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Digression from enhancive differences (new bike styles, pigment colours, step car/commemorating editions in 1998, 2003, and 2004, etcetera.), hp boosts, and new offerings for optional equipment, thither were few key changes from one exemplar class to the future inside the output run of the C5. One of the more democratic “hi-tech” options introduced to the Corvette job was a head-up exhibit or HUD, piece another creation was the Dynamic Manipulation Scheme (beginning useable as an pick in 1998, so measure on all models in 2001). The C5 was likewise the low Corvette to integrated a drive-by-wire gas; and variable-effort steerage, whereby the assistance grade of the exponent direction is wide-ranging according to fomite amphetamine (more at frown speeds, less at higher speeds). Too famed, though seldom discussed, the C5 genesis was the kickoff manakin to acquire the analog or ‘bicycle-built-for-two’ wiper conformation, abandoning the opposed form that was secondhand on every former Corvette framework since the outset in 1953.

In counterpoint to the repute of high-performance vehicles for pitiable fire thriftiness, the C5 achieves relatively gamy EPA ratings of 18/25 mpg (metropolis/highway) with the robotlike contagion and 19/28 with the manual contagion, allowing it to obviate the “gas gulper” tax that is levied against about over-the-counter vehicles in the Corvette’s stratum. A figure of factors are responsible this: the comparatively igniter weightiness of the C5 (a bridle burthen nether 3,300 lb (1,500 kg); Chevrolet went sol as to except the bare jade as a weight-saving mensuration, relying upon run-flat tires rather); the C5’s low puff coefficient; and the fomite’s trend to upshift into the higher gears as shortly as potential. The manual infection’s Computer-Aided Gearing Unfirm results in an obligatory switching from 1st cogwheel instantly into 4th geartrain below sealed drive weather; the scheme can be deactivated done the use of an aftermarket gimmick.

Hiatus choices for the fundament simulation C5 were express to the measure reprieve (RPO FE1), with options for either the autocross-inspired FE3 Fun Abatement (included with the Z51 Execution & Manipulation Box and touchstone on the 1999-2000 FRC); or the F45 Selective Bait Mastery Abatement, which permitted “on-the-fly” driver extract of dissimilar bait characteristics (sportsman or touring). Former in the output run (start with the 2003 framework class), the F55 Magnetised Selective Drive Ascendence Hanging replaced the F45 as the tierce hiatus pick. The racing-inspired FE4 respite exploited for the Z06 is stiffer again than any offered on the stand manakin C5, and is unequalled thereto framework with no optional suspensions offered. The C5’s abatement consisted of mugwump unequal-length reduplicate wishbones with thwartwise fibreglass mono-leaf springs and optional magnetorheological dampers.

The C5 is open of co-ordinated or besting the 0-60 mph quickening multiplication of around of the man’s chancellor sports cars, including the Aston Martin DB7 Advantage, and the Ferrari 355. A complex of promulgated operation numbers for the base-model putsché and transmutable gives a 0-60 mph metre of round 4.5 seconds, and a standing quarter-mile metre of round 13.3 seconds at 108 mph (both multiplication for a fomite weaponed with the 6-speed manual transmittal).

Patch the C5 may bear been initially criticized for victimization cheap materials and aged engineering (e.g., composites in personify panels and level boards; an OHV locomotive; and riff springs), apparently as cost-cutting measures, these components are really selfsame hard for their comparatively lighter weightiness (low volume), or deliver proved reliableness. The C5’s modular personify panels piddle fantabulous use of a jackanapes complex corporeal known in the self-propelling manufacture as SMC or canvas wrought complex, a case of fibreglass that is blended and bonded with plastics. SMC provides punter aegis against aim blows because it is real blotto and bequeath not scratch. The deck boards on the C5 are a complex sandwich of SMC with balsa in the heart. Balsa was elect for its extremum rigourousness, lighter burthen and first-class fathom ho-hum qualities. The all aluminium LS1 viewgraph valve locomotive is practically barge than its casting fe precursor, the LT1 and provides for a lots glower hoodline when compared to an smash cam designing of congeneric deracination. The complex riff springs are practically igniter and sit practically frown than distinctive curlicue springs and avail supply the C5 with its splendid razz characteristics and typical drive stature.


A heir to the ZR-1 made its entry in 2001 as the Z06, big a nod to the high-performance Z06 rendering of the C2 Corvette of the Sixties. Rather of a lowering, double-overhead cam locomotive comparable in the ZR-1, the Z06 put-upon a high-output, tuned variation of the received LS1 Corvette locomotive (designated LS6), which initially produced 385 hp (287 kW). Although its summate h.p. turnout was less than that of the finish ZR-1, the Z06 was often light, and could out-perform the ZR-1 in every class demur top swiftness. It likewise toll considerably less money than the ZR-1. The Z06 bridle burthen totaled 3,118lbs.

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Chevrolet engineered respective modifications for the Z06 to trump use the increased ability. Start with the almost structurally strict consistence stylus, the hardtop or FRC, new components included: uprated FE4 dangling, bigger wheels and tires, revised gear ratios, and operational bracken chilling ducts. The Z06 is 38 pounds light than a measure C5 hardtop thanks to weight-saving measures such as a ti discharge, diluent deoxyephedrine, light bicycle, non-EMT tires, rock-bottom phone proofing, frozen arse wireless aeriform, and a hoy barrage. Start with the 2002 example twelvemonth, the LS6 locomotive turnout was increased to 405 hp (302 kW) due to a bigger CFM air ingestion, stiffer valve springs, barge na filled valves and more strong-growing camshaft airlift and timing.

The 2004 Z16 Commemorating Variant was furnished with a c roughage cowl, rescue an extra 10 pounds of burthen. Otc unequalled characteristics of the Z16 (Commemorating Variation Z06) are the urbane aluminium wheels, especial rouge gloss and striping, and commemorative-edition badging and pedal plaza caps. The Z16 besides standard impact damping tuning for improved manipulation. The Z16 choice accounted for the bulk of Z06 Corvettes in 2004, totaling 2025 units, with 325 units shipped oversea.

Mill gunstock operation figures for the 405 hp (302 kW) edition of the Z06 admit an speedup clip from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and 12.4 seconds in the fourth mil.

Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

In 1998, the freshly introduced transformable adaptation of the C5 was elect to footstep the Indianapolis 500 raceway, and a Yard Car Reproduction (RPO Z4Z) was offered to the world. By from missing the equipment essential for literal tread car duties (spark bar, especial racing harnesses, etcetera.), thither was fiddling departure ‘tween the Gait Car Replication C5 and the fomite that really saw tariff during the slipstream. The Tread Car Reproduction packet consisted of a exceptional key coloration (“Radiolocation Bluing”), singular upcountry colours (melanize and yellowness), motley yellow-bellied wheels, and limited rate car decals. The Stride Car Replication packet likewise included former optional equipment: the fresh introduced Participating Manipulation Organization (RPO JL4); an electronically tuned AM/FM tuner with CD thespian and a Bose speaker; an electronic dual-zone warming & air conditioning arrangement; and leather adjustable athletics bucketful seating. Spell regarded by many as the nigh brassy Corvette appearing box offered to see, the 1998 Stride Car Replicas still savour a hard and patriotic pursuit of owners and collectors.

50th Anniversary Edition

A Fiftieth Anniversary Variant (RPO Z25) was offered during the 2003 modelling yr to record a half-century of Corvette output. Uncommitted in transmutable and coupe models (but not with the Z06), the Fiftieth Anniversary Variant came with a extra ghost of red blusher (“Anniversary Red Metal”) and shale two-tone leather internal; Anniversary Variation convertibles were decorated with a shale-colored subdued top too. A new choice for Corvette in 2003, the F55 Magnetized Selective Razz Restraint Reprieve was criterion on the 1SC-equipped Anniversary Version vehicles. Exceptional (“Fond Ni Metal”) multi-color aluminium wheels, embroidered upholstery trimming, and badges accomplished the Anniversary Variant bundle. Likewise included were all of the contrivance options offered on the upscale Corvette models.

A somewhat limited Fiftieth Anniversary Variation Corvette was elect to step the Indianapolis 500 raceway in May 2002; so the product fomite became a centrepiece of the subsequent Fiftieth Anniversary Solemnisation, sponsored by Chevrolet. Festivities included gatherings in Nashville, Bowling K, and St. Louis. Thousands of Corvettes and their owners arrived from ended the state to enter in the events marker the fomite’s Fiftieth class of product.

Chevrolet Corvette Moray concept (2003)

It is a edition of Corvette coupe intentional by Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro of Italdesign, commemorative 50 days of the Chevrolet Corvette. It included 6.0 liter V8 locomotive, doorway windowpane one-half bonce, fool offstage threshold hinged to the backside column.

The fomite was unveiled in 2003 Hollands Drive Shew.

24 Hours of Le Mans Commemorative Edition

During the 2004 example twelvemonth, a 24 Hours of Le Mans Commemorating Variant parcel (RPO’s Z15 & Z16) were offered as an alternative for all iii C5 models (fastback takeoveré, transmutable, Z06) in festivity of the C5-R “1-2” in-class finishes at Le Mans. The parcel consisted of a limited key gloss (“Le Mans Bluing Metal”); shale two-tone leather internal (putschés and convertibles lonesome); and blanket, silver-and-red chevron optionally applied fine-tune the gist of the car (Z06 solitary). Commemorating Version convertibles standard a shale-colored balmy top, and the Z06 variant (dubbed the “Z16” subsequently its RPO for the Le Mans Commemorating Variant) standard a c fibre bonnet as a boost weight-reduction mensuration. Particular commemorating badging, headrest fancywork, and bright urbane bicycle rims (a low on the Z06) with unequalled centercaps accomplished the software.

Thither were 2,025 Commemorating Variation (RPO Z16) Z06’s reinforced in 2004. The VIN’s where sequenced issue at the Bowling Viridity, KY imbed ranging from the offset 100013, to the finale 132518.


Dissimilar earliest generations of the Corvette that produced rarified vehicles based chiefly on locomotive options (e.g., the L88), thither was no tangible possibleness that any such rarities could hap with the C5. The base-model C5 had lone one locomotive selection: the LS1; and likewise for the Z06, thither was sole the LS6. Still, putt modified editions such as the 1998 Indy Stride Car parenthesis, thither were a issue of outside colouration offerings that were produced in congener few numbers. In around cases, the infrequency of the coloration is imprisoned to particular consistence styles.

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Excluding the purposely-unique present fomite from example class 2000, produced in Pt Empurple Metal, arguably the rarest of all C5 colours intended for product is 1998’s Aztec Aureate Metal (RPO 58U), with a sum of 15 units produced (12 takeoverés and 3 convertibles). Piece thither was technically one fewer fomite produced during the 1998 exemplar twelvemonth in Navy (RPO 28U; the 1998 vehicles were produced as a quiz run of the rouge semblance, which was slated for unveiling during the 1999 framework yr), Aztec Gilded Metal was ne’er offered again (although a limited, one-off fomite was produced in 2003 – delivery the chiliad add for the semblance to 16 factory-produced units), whereas Navy was offered done the end of example class 2001, with vehicles after produced in sufficient quantities during those exemplar days to micturate the gloss comparatively unglamorous on the C5.

The adjacent rarest C5 colour is Fairway Greens [Metal] (RPO 87U), offered alone during the 1997 and 1998 exemplar days, with 344 tally units produced; this narrowly edges out the 1998-only Gallant Amethyst Metal (RPO 95U), with 361 aggregate units produced. Nevertheless, based on trunk styles, Regal Amethyst Metal is more uncommon on the takeoveré (215 vs. 284 units), and Fairway Greens [Metal] is more rarefied on the transmutable (60 vs. 146 units) – and plain, a transmutable in either gloss is more uncommon than a putsché in either coloration.

Boilersuit, the rarest FRC colour is Nassau Blueing Metal/Cerulean (RPO 23U); usable thereon consistence manner lone during the 1999 and 2000 manakin geezerhood, a sum of 391 units were produced therein coloration. Withal, the rarest Z06 colouration is 2001’s Speedway Whiten (RPO 40U), with solitary 352 amount units produced; piece ovalbumin was useable on the FRC during the retiring manakin eld (a sum of 626 units produced in 1999 and 2000), 2001 was the solitary framework yr in which whiteness was offered on a C5 Z06.

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