At the motor show in Detroit in 2004 concern General Motors has presented two prototypes of the future Chevrolet Corvette C6 coupe and convertible. Serial production of the sixth-generation Corvette was launched the following year. New sports cars aggressively entered the market and immediately became very popular among customers, surpassing its competitors. In particular, the sales model in Europe increased by 300% as compared with that Corvette C5.
A more practical.
Chevrolet Corvette C6 slightly reduced in size – the car became a 125 mm shorter (4435) and 25 mm narrower (1844) predecessor. On the other hand, designers have increased the wheelbase to 2,685 millimeters, which made the interior more spacious. Sam interior in the new car looks more luxurious and presentable by the use of more expensive materials (soft-touch plastic, and high-quality leather), but the main “highlight” was the new comfort seats with improved lateral support.
Another nice feature of the Chevrolet Corvette C6 can be called an expanded list of standard equipment. Model baseline gained seats with heating and memory function of several provisions, keyless entry system and engine start button, automatically shading side mirrors and the audio company Bose.
Sports car with perky appearance.
The changes were made and the exterior sports car. Headlights Chevrolet Corvette C6 is made in the style of the headlights, which were installed on the classic Corvette from the 60s. The new car has received other bumpers, reduced front and rear overhangs and swollen wheel arches.
Initially, under the hood is located six-liter Corvette C6 Engine LS2, but after a restyling in 2008 was replaced by an upgraded 6.2-liter V8 LS3 power of 424 hp (575 Nm). New CPR not only gives the car good acceleration performance (4.2 seconds to the first hundred), but also saves fuel. The top speed of the car is 310 km/h.
Corvette C6 Z06.
In 2005, the market went “charged” Chevrolet Corvette Z06, equipped with 505-horsepower engine V8 LS7, the working volume of which was increased to 7.0 liters. With this engine supercar accelerates from zero to hundred kilometers per hour in 3.8 seconds and its top speed increased to 319 km/h. From the standard model of the Corvette Z06 is not only a high performance, but also reduced to a mass of 62 kg due to the increased use of aluminum in the design of the chassis and lightweight interior. Buy Chevrolet Corvette C6 in the secondary market can be as low as $20,000, and for the version Z06 will have to pay about $37,000 – $60,000.