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New C6 Corvette Photos and Specifications
by David Cipolloni
 January 3, 2004

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Photos Courtesy Chevrolet

Specifications

Models:

2005 Chevrolet Corvette

Body style / driveline:

two-door hatchback coupe, rear-drive, front-engine

Construction:

composite body panels, hydroformed steel frame with aluminum & magnesium structural and chassis components

Manufacturing location:

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Engine

6.0L LS2 V-8

Displacement (liters/cu in/cc):

6.0 / 364 / 5970

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

4 x 3.62 / 101.6 x 92

Block material:

cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

OHV, 2 valves per cylinder

Fuel delivery:

SFI (sequential fuel injection)

Compression ratio:

10.9:1

Horsepower: (hp / kw @ rpm):

400 / 298 @ 6000

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm):

400 @ 4400

Recommended fuel:

93 octane recommended, not required

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

6500

Estimated fuel economy

(mpg city / hwy / combined):

19 / 28 / 23 (man) & 18 / 25 / 21 (auto)

Transmissions

Hydra-Matic 4L65-E

Tremec T56 6-speed manual

Tremec T56 6-speed manual, w/ optional Z51 Sport Package

Type:

four-speed automatic, with Performance Algorithm Shifting

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Gear ratios (:1)

First:

3.06

2.66

2.97

Second:

1.63

1.78

2.07

Third:

1.00

1.30

1.43

Fourth:

0.70

1.00

1.00

Fifth:

--

0.74

0.71

Sixth:

--

0.50

0.57

Reverse:

2.29

2.90

3.28

Final drive ratio:

std: 2.73; opt: 3.15

3.42

3.42

Chassis/Suspension

Front:

short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber

Rear:

short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber

Traction control:

electronic traction control, active handling

Steering type:

speed sensitive, magnetic power-assisted rack-and-pinion

Steering ratio:

16.1:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

TBD

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m):

39 / 12

Brakes

Type:

power-assisted disc with ABS, front and rear

Rotor diameter x thickness

(in / mm):

front: 12.8 x 1.26 / 325 x 32;

rear: 12.0 x 1 / 305 x 26

Z51 Performance Suspension:

front: 13.4 x 1.26 / 340 x 32

rear: 13.0 x 1 / 330 x 26

Wheels/Tires

Std & Magnetic Selective Ride Control

Z51 Sport Package

Wheel size:

front: 18 x 8.5; rear: 19 x 10

front: 18 x 8.5; rear: 19 x 10

Tires: Extended Mobility

Goodyear Eagle F1 GS

front: P245/40ZR-18

rear: P285/35ZR-19

Asymmetric Tread

Dimensions (Exterior)

Wheelbase (in / mm):

105.7 / 2686

Overall length (in / mm):

174.6 / 4435

Overall width (in / mm):

72.6 / 1844

Overall height (in / mm):

49.1/ 1246

Track (in / mm):

front: 62.1 / 1577

rear: 60.7 / 1542

Curb weight (lb / kg):

est. 3245 / 1470

Weight distribution

(% front / rear):

51 / 49

Dimensions (Interior)

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 0

Interior Volume (cu ft / L)

52.1 / 1475

Head room (in / mm):

37.9 / 962

Leg room (in / mm):

43 / 1093

Shoulder room (in / mm):

55.2 / 1403

Hip room (in / mm):

53.7 / 1363

Capacities

Cargo volume (hatchback area) (cu ft / L):

22.4 / 634

Fuel tank (gal / L):

18.0 / 68.1

Engine oil (qt / L):

5.5 / 5.2

Exterior Colors

10U

Arctic White

19U

LeMans Blue Metallic1(premium extra cost color)

27U

Precision Red

41U

Black

67U

Machine Silver Metallic

71U

Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic

79U

Millennium Yellow (Extra cost color)

86U

Magnetic Red Metallic II

Interior Colors

 

Ebony

 

Cobalt Red

 

Steel Gray

 

Cashmere

RPO Code

AAB

Memory Package

AG2

Seat adjuster, power, front passenger 6-way

AJ7

Air bags, frontal and side impact, driver and front passenger

AK5

Air bags, dual-stage, frontal

AQ9

Seats, front Sport bucket

AR9

Seats, front bucket

C2L

Roof Package

CC3

Roof panel, removable

CF7

Roof panel, removable, 1-piece, body-color

CJ2

Air conditioning, dual-zone, automatic

CM7

Convertible top, power folding

D42

Luggage shade

DD0

Mirrors, inside rearview with compass and driver outside rearview

DL8

Mirrors, outside rearview, power, heated, body-color

F55

Magnetic Selective Ride Control

FE1

Suspension, 4-wheel independent

FE9

Emissions, Federal requirements

G90

Axle, 3.15 performance ratio

GU2

Axle, 2.73 ratio GU6 Axle, 3.42 ratio

K11

Air filtration, includes pollen filter

KA1

Seats, heated

LS2

Engine, 6.0L LS2 V8 SFI

MN6

Transmission, 6-speed manual

MX0

Transmission, 4-speed automatic

N37

Steering column, power telescopic

NB8

Emissions override, California, Massachusetts, New York or Vermont

NC7

Emissions override, Federal

NE1

Emissions, Maine, Massachusetts, New York or Vermont state requirements

NK4

Steering wheel, leather-wrapped

QG6

Wheels, 5-spoke aluminum

QG7

Wheels, polished

R8C

Corvette Museum Delivery

U2K

Sound system feature, XM Satellite Radio

U3U

Sound system with Navigation, ETR AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback

U52

Instrumentation, analog

UE1

OnStar

UG1

Homelink transmitter

US8

Sound system, ETR AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback

US9

Sound system, ETR AM/FM stereo with 6-disc

UV6

Head-Up Display

VK3

License plate bracket, front

YF5

Emissions, California state requirements

Z51

Performance Handling Package

 

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