has posted some
some additional clarification on current Corvette constraints.
In the Members Only Hot News Section.
for more information on:
Corvette Convertible (1YY67)
Power Convertible Top (CM7)
Dual Roof Option (C2L)
Beige Top (35T) and Gray Top (37T)
Polished Wheel (QG7)
Package; Navigation System (URB)
Z51 Sport Suspension Package (Z51)
CORVETTE - Spike TV's "Top Ride of 2005"
The 2005 Corvette drove away with the top honors winning the car of
the year category, “Ride of ’05" at Spike TV’s AutoRox, the first
ever nationally televised auto awards show. Hosted by Carmen Electra
and Joe Rogan, AutoRox honored and celebrated America’s passion for
the automobile. The 90-minute show, taped at the Barker Hangar in
Los Angeles, aired TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2005 on Spike TV.
During the telecast, Detroit’s own Kid
Rock rocked the house all night as he performed Cowboy and Son of
Detroit. Legendary auto designer and race car driver Carroll Shelby
received the only award to a human being — The Icon Award -
acknowledging a true giant in the auto industry. Jay Leno of the
Tonight Show was featured in a taped tribute to Shelby. The winning
cars at Spike
The Ride of ‘05 (Car of the Year) -
2005 Chevrolet Corvette
The Take-it-off Drop Top of 2005
-2005 Ferrari F360 Spider
The Most Jammin’ Truck of 2005 -
2005 Dodge Ram SRT/10
The Mad-Real SUV of 2005 - 2005
Porsche Cayenne Turbo
The “Livin’ Large” Luxury Car of
2005 2005 Rolls Royce Phantom
The Hottest Exotic of 2005 - 2005
The Maximum “G” Sports Car of ‘05 -
2005 Chevrolet Corvette
Members - The C6 Garage is no longer empty...
As of December 7, 2004 the total production for all C6s is 13,714.
For a complete breakdown of the RPO totals, Coupes and Convertibles,
Members, see MOHN. (If
need your C6 passwords to access this private section of this page,
CORVETTE 2005 PRODUCTION CONTINUES TO SEPTEMBER!!!!
YES, IT’S TRUE! For all of you who have been patiently
waiting for your C6 Convertible or Coupe order to be received at the
GM has decided to extend the 2005 C6 production of coupes and
convertibles past the usual fourth week in June ’05 cutoff. Due to
pent-up demand for convertibles the decision to build 2005s until
mid-September is welcome news.
Members we have
received your e-mails of frustration in wondering when your
convertible order will be built. The information we have is that
currently the plant has only been able to build FIVE (yes, we said
five!) convertibles per day. The current mix has been ONE power top
and FOUR manual tops per production day. ALL are currently being
built with black tops ONLY.
hope! Very soon, convertible production should ramp up to nearly
45-50% of the daily out-put at our beloved C6 Corvette Plant. All
top colors will be available and there should be no delay for those
of you who have ordered power tops. One thing we do know is that Wil
Cooksey (plant manager) will NOT settle for shipping any C6s that
are not up to his personal high standards. And if you’ve ever met
Wil, you know these are the highest standards we know of in the
production world. To everyone who has been waiting for your
convertible to be build, we assure you that when you sit in yours,
it will be “ALL SMILES”, well worth the wait.
Corvette nominated for Spike TV Awards Show
is nominated in several +categories as part of the upcoming
“AutoRox” awards show to be featured on Spike TV on Jan. 25 at 9
p.m. ET.”“The Ride of 05” and”“Maximum G Sports Car 2005” are just
two of the categories in which Corvette has been nominated.
“AutoRox” is the first-ever nationally televised auto awards show
where the cars are the stars. “AutoRox” will celebrate the
automobile as an icon and what it represents in this country”–
freedom, style, speed, music, luxury and personality. Place your
votes by visiting the Spike TV website at:–
Competition Gray Wheels now available to order!
Chevrolet is pleased to announce the
addition of a third wheel option for the 2005 Corvette. In addition
to the standard Silver painted 5-spoke QG6 and the Polished 5-spoke
QG7 will be a 5-spoke "Competition Gray" painted wheel. Competition
Gray is similar to the racier look of the C5 Corvette Z06 wheel. The
new Competition Gray wheel is now available by selecting Option Code
QX1. A $295.00 additional charge will apply.
Chevrolet has announced a
special web site for the new 2006 Z06! You can find it
for photos and specifications on the new 2006 Z06
AND !!! CLICK HERE for photos
and announcement of the C6-R
Corvette C6-R Race Car Launches For 2005
Built upon 50+ Years of History, Three Le Mans Titles, 35 Victories
and Four Championships
DETROIT – The
brand-new Corvette C6-R race car will debut at the 12 Hours of
Sebring in March 2005 after a full year of rigorous testing and
development. The two-car, factory-backed Chevrolet sports car
program will compete in the production-based GT1 class (formerly
GTS) of American Le Mans Series as well as the legendary 24 Hours of
Le Mans in France, a race where the Corvette has won its class for
three out of the past four years. The new race car is the most
technically advanced sports car ever developed by General Motors,
culling years of experience from the dominant Corvette C5-R as well
as the advancements brought forth from the next-generation Corvette
C6 and Z06 production models.
“The Corvette C6-R is the best sports car we’ve
ever built and it has been our privilege to develop it alongside the
new Corvette Z06,” said Harry Turner , GM’s group manager for road
racing. “History will remember the C5-R as one of the best sports
racing cars of all-time and we’ve set the bar high for the C6-R.
With the new C6 chassis and body structure as our starting point,
we’re already ahead. We left no stone unturned in the development of
this new car and we are looking forward to racing it in front of the
world in 2005.”
Like the C5-R before it, the Corvette C6-R starts
from production roots: the same hydroformed frame rails that roll
down the assembly line at the Corvette plant in Bowling Green ,
Kentucky are sourced for the structure of the race car. With the new
C6 production model measuring shorter in overall length (but with a
longer wheelbase), race car engineers faced a new set of numbers in
which to achieve their goals to make the car faster on the 180-mph
Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans and other high-speed circuits.
“At first glance, the shortened front and rear
overhangs on the C6 would seem to present a challenge in developing
a racecar with maximum aerodynamic downforce,” said Steve Wesoloski
, program engineering manager for Corvette Racing. “However, the low
drag features on the C6, such as the sleek body and flush headlamps,
lend themselves to an easy task of converting the production design
into a low-drag race car.”
Adding a rear wing and a front splitter enabled
the team to develop a package that achieves a lift-to-drag ratio
better than that of the C5-R. Through a combination of Computational
Fluid Dynamic studies and on-track testing, the end result will be
an aerodynamically balanced package, tunable to the low drag demands
of Le Mans or the high downforce requirements of Mosport.
The phrase “technology transfer” has never been
more appropriate than when used to describe the matched set of
Corvette C6-R and Corvette Z06. Lessons learned on the track have
benefited the Z06, just as GM’s vast resources have enriched the
C6-R race car. Both cars are powered by 7-liter small-block V-8
engines with dry-sump lubrication systems, CNC-ported cylinder
heads, titanium valves and connecting rods, forged steel
crankshafts, and plate-honed cylinder bores. While the components
and specifications of the street and competition engines are
tailored to their specific environments, the thought process behind
them is identical.
The same six drivers that piloted the C5-Rs to an
historical undefeated season in 2004 will return to the track in
2005: Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Max Papis will drive the #3
Corvette C6-R and Oliver Gavin , Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen
will drive the #4 Corvette C6-R.
HAPPY NEW YEAR C5/C6 REGISTRY MEMBERS!
We couldn't believe it, but guess what
we found in our mailbox, the February 2005 Motor Trend
magazine. An article called "2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Under the Spotlight" on pages 52-57 indicates that 2005 is
going to be a fabulous Z06 year! We were pleasantly surprised
to find six full-color pages of detailed information about our
favorite American Sports Car, the 500 HP Z06 for 2006.
article by Frank Markus is very detailed regarding the improvements
the Z06 edition brings to the table. According to Markus, the
rumored all ALUMINUM chassis is for real weighing in at a total curb
weight of 3,150 pounds. It will have a 7 liter (LS7) engine
producing at least 500 hp with approximately 475
pound-feet of torque. This bad boy will be able to rev up
to 7,000 rpm!
Notable differences over the base C6
Coupe are as follows:
- Rear quarter panels are 1.5
inches wider to clear the wheels that are 2 inches wider than
the base C6.
- Fresh air comes in through a new
- Front grill has a 30% larger
- New fender lips direct air
around the wide front tires.
- Carbon fiber front fenders are
larger and have a functional air exhaust scoop built within
- Larger CHMSL spoiler on top of
the rear bumper reduces lift.
- Six piston front calipers clamp
down on 14.0 x 1.3 inch rotors.
- Four piston rear calipers clamp
down on 13.4 x 1.0 inch rotors.
- Z06s balsa wood floor is encased
in carbon fiber.
- Z06 steering wheel is 0.8 inch
smaller in diameter.
- The Z06 does NOT have a
removable roof. The magnesium structure for the roof is
bolted on permanently.
- LS7s exhaust system has the
ability above 3500 rpm at wide open throttle to allow for a
- LS7 was designed with a twin
pump dry sump lubrication system.
- LS7 will have titanium valves
and connecting rods, forged-steel crank shaft, pressed in iron
liners into the block and extra-short pistons that require the
steel liners to have "skirts" on them because the pistons
protrude so far down into the block.
- Z06 is anything but a stripped
race car. Its standard equipment says "loaded" with A/C,
head-up display, Bose system, heated seats, side air bags and,
get this, even a Homelink system.
According to this article, this Z06
was designed to be a Dodge Viper Slayer and a stealth weapon against
Ford's GT Super Car which will cost thousands less starting at a
base price of between $75,000 to $85,000.
This is WONDERFUL NEWS! We look
forward to seeing everyone at the Detroit Auto Show in mid January
2005 where we can hear our "HERO" Chief Engineer David Hill give us
the true and final low down on this fabulous new chapter in Corvette
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