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Corvette announces production changes.
Exterior color, Daytona Sunset Orange (71U) is being
discontinued as an available color selection for the 2006
Corvette and Z06. Saturday, April 1, 2006 will be the final
DOSP cycle available for Daytona Sunset Orange placement. A
replacement color will be introduced for the start of the
2007 model year.
The much anticipated Chromed Aluminum
Wheel (QX3) is finally available for production. QX3
availability will run at approximately 25% of Corvette Coupe
and Convertible production beginning March 20th
New CORSA's for your Z06!!!
Performance has developed straight through, three-inch,
military grade 321L stainles
steel performance exhaust systems offering increased
horsepower and torque for both C6 and Z06 Corvette owners.
comes stock from the factory with 3-inch pipes but a 2
½-inch inlet muffler, while the standard C6 has a 2 ½-inch
pipe and muffler. Our systems are 3-inchs, all the way,”
said Michael Schwartz, chief business officer, CORSA
Performance. “This design unlocks even more of the Z06’s
already impressive performance potential for up to 10
additional horsepower and 14 lb/ft. of torque, while still
providing the distinctive CORSA sound for the Corvette’s
race-bred 427-cubic inch displacement engine.
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information and dyno test sheet.
PRODUCT FIELD ACTION ANNOUNCEMENT
The registry has
learned GM sent a "Product Action Announcement" to
dealers today warning of a Clutch issue on 913 2006
Corvettes equipped with manual transmissions.
General Motors is announcing
Customer Satisfaction Program 06523 today. The total
number of vehicles involved is 913. This program will be
administered in two phases.
letter mailing for Phase 1 will begin on April 3, 2006.
letter mailing for Phase 2 will begin on April 13, 2006.
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Lance Armstrong to drive Indy 500 Pace
Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong will be the pace car
driver for this year's Indianapolis 500, TV station WRTV
reported Tuesday, citing sources it did not name.
To date, No official announcement regarding the pace car
driver for this year's race has been made.
Armstrong, who has retired from cycling, has more Tour de
France titles than anyone. Those victories came after he
battled testicular cancer, for which he was treated by
Indiana University doctors in Indianapolis in 1997.
The Indy 500 is scheduled to take place May 28.
Corvette Racing Wins Sebring 12-Hour Race!
Corvette Racing success last resulted in having 125 extra
pounds added to the cars, but even so....Corvette
Racing celebrates a victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of
The No. 4 Compuware Corvette
C6-R driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan
Magnussen ran like clockwork throughout the 12-hour
endurance race, finishing first in the GT1 class and third
overall with a one-lap margin of victory over their rivals
in the No. 009 Aston Martin DBR9. Ron Fellows, Johnny
O'Connell and Max Papis finished fourth in the GT1 division
and seventh overall in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6-R
following a hard-fought battle with the No. 007 Aston Martin
in the closing laps.
At the halfway point of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of
Sebring, Corvette Racing's twin C6.R race cars were running
first and second in the GT1 class and fourth and fifth
overall. Then one minute into the second half of the 12-hour
race, the No. 3 Compuware Corvette went to the paddock with
a gearbox problem.
The No. 3 Corvette Racing crew replaced the gears in the
transaxle. Fellows was back in the car at 6:27 into the
race, the engine was started at 6:29, and the car drove out
of the paddock at 6:31 to a standing ovation by several
hundred spectators who had gathered at the Corvette Racing
on a GREAT
- CORVETTE RACING
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Sizing up the Competition - Adapted
from "Performance Press"
2006, the Corvette and the XLR have been placed in the
Midsize Premium Sporty segment for the annual J.D. Power survey,
with vehicles such as the Dodge Viper, Lexus SC 430, Maserati Coupe/ Spyder, Mercedes Benz SL-Class, and Porsche
These vehicles present stiff competition for the Corvette
and the XLR. Several changes have been made to the segment.
For first time, the Corvette and XLR are competing in the
same segment, and the Nissan 350Z is no longer a J.D. Power
competitor with Corvette. Over the next few weeks we will
attempt to profile the competitors. The first will be the
According to J.D. Power, the Porsche 911 and the Corvette
are tied in the overall rating and performance categories.
This German made automobile is rated higher in areas such as
body, interior quality, and style. The Corvette exceeds the
Porsche 911 in comfort and overall appeal. In 2005, the
Corvette scored 100 PPH in initial quality, whereas the
Porsche 911 scored 85 PPH. The Cadillac XLR rated the same
as the Porsche 911 in comfort, style, and overall appeal.
Liter/horizontal 6 cylinder engine
in 4.8 seconds
range: $70,000 - $100,000
Corvette Racing Honored After Dominating American Le Mans
Corvette Racing's championship-winning Corvette C6.R race
car has been named the "North American Car of the Year" by
dailysportscar.com, a noted online magazine that provides
in-depth coverage of sports car and GT series worldwide.
In announcing the selection of the Corvette C6.R over
marques such as Audi, Aston Martin and Maserati, the editors
wrote, "The two yellow missiles utterly dominated
proceedings in GT1. They were nothing short of world class
throughout the year, taking ALMS and Le Mans titles at the
first attempt - how many more might follow?"
Corvette Racing introduced a pair of new Compuware Corvette
C6.R race cars at the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of
Sebring in March 2005. The two-car factory team raced to 10
victories in 11 starts, including the team's fourth 1-2
finish in the GT1 class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Chevrolet won the ALMS GT1 manufacturers championship for
the fifth consecutive year, and Corvette Racing swept the
drivers, team and pit crew championships. Corvette drivers
Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta shared the drivers' title,
and their teammates Ron Fellows and Johnny O'Connell
finished second in the standings
C5/C6 Registry Le Mans Trip Coverage
exciting article by our own Walt Thurn in the April 2006
Vette Magazine, pages 67-71 covering the Registry's Le Mans
Trip of a Lifetime to Europe. Walt has some fabulous photos
that you may not have seen as well as a wonderful chronicle
of the Le Mans travelers. Many Corvette owners fantasize
about driving their cars in Europe, but that rarely happens
in real life. But in this case, the fantasy came true. If
you are not a subscriber, be sure to pick a copy of this
Thanks, Walt, for getting the word out there about the
Watch for this article online at: Vette Magazine's
Column Lock System Fix!
IMPORTANT for C5 Owners!
GMP06-029 - 05081
Special Policy Adjustment - Electronic Column Lock System
Some customers of 1997-2004 Chevrolet Corvettes
equipped with a manual transmission (MM6/M12); 1997-2000
Chevrolet Export Corvettes equipped with an automatic
transmission; and 2001-2004 Chevrolet European Export
Corvettes equipped with an automatic transmission may have a
condition where the column lock may fail to unlock the
steering column when the vehicle is started.
SPECIAL POLICY ADJUSTMENT:
This Special Policy covers the condition described above
until February 29, 2008,
regardless of ownership. The repairs will be made at no
charge to the customer.
For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all
eligible claims with repair orders on or after February 8,
2006, are covered by this special policy and must be
submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this
bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to February 8,
2006, must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.
Owner mailing is scheduled to begin February 15, 2006 BUT,
You can read or print it now:
That’s the BIG news all over the Corvette Kingdom!
Members, the SAGA CONTINUES…the
latest version of this ever breaking story goes like this:
Amcast Industrial Corporation, the sole producer of C6 and
Z06 production Corvette wheels filed for bankruptcy, as we
all know, late last year. Chevrolet filed an injunction
with the Indiana Courts asking them to make Amcast Corp
continue with their original pricing agreement and
production schedule regarding Corvette wheels.
Members, the SAGA
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and new paint color.
December 3rd we posted ( First on the Internet mind you ) of
the problems with wheel maker Amcast. We've all been worried
about delays, production, options, ect. Next week, we will
have a more detailed account for you but.. for now, here is
concessions have been made, and GM is doing it's best but:
that were/are produced after January 3, 2006, there will be
not polished wheels available for Corvette, silver painted
wheels will be the offering. There is an indefinite hold on
the chrome wheel.
The plant is
going to do it's best to get the Corvette you ordered out
the door, however, when you place an order the dealer may
tell you that you are getting a certain wheel option, but in
fact the dealer won't know until the car arrives at the
dealership. All substitutions of a lower cost wheel will be
reflected in a reduced vehicle price. The production effects
and impact on Z06 are still undetermined.
There has been talk of a new color next year..."Atomic
Orange".. We are told this color is still being considered,
and is not yet a sure thing.. If it does happen, it will be
an optional cost tint color in the Monterey Red and
Velocity Yellow range.
Most of us had a Camaro at one time or another, and we loved
Now, designed by Tom Peters, designer or the Corvette C6, combining dramatic design and exciting performance, the
Chevrolet Camaro Concept recaptures the spirit of one of the
most popular sport coupes of all time and redefines the Camaro
for new generations of fans.
The Camaro Concept embodies the
performance and passion that have made first-generation Camaros
some of the most sought-after collector cars, updating the
formula with a fuel-efficient powertrain, sophisticated chassis
and contemporary design execution. The goal is to make the sport
coupe relevant to younger enthusiasts while retaining its appeal
to its current fans.
Complete Press Release, Specs, and Photos:
A specially outfitted 2006 Corvette Z06 will serve as the
official pace car of the 48th running of the Daytona 500, on
"Tonight Show" host and auto
enthusiast Jay Leno will drive the pace car. The Daytona 500 is
NASCAR’s premier race and traditionally kicks off the Nextel Cup
racing season. Selection of the Z06 model marks the second
consecutive year that a Corvette has been selected as the
Daytona 500 pace car.
Corvette Z06’s 505-horsepower output is actually more
than the power produced by the race cars that will compete in
the Daytona 500 –
a first for a pace car. This is because of the unique
"restrictor plate" rule established for the Daytona and
Talladega , Ala. racetracks. On these 2.5-mile-long super
speedways, the restrictor plate reduces airflow into the engine
to limit horsepower and keep race car speeds below 200 mph. With
a restrictor plate, racing engine power is reduced from about
750 horsepower to about 450 horsepower. Race cars can still
average more than 190 mph on Daytona’s long straights.
Corvette Z06 Daytona 500 wears a unique paint scheme, inspired
by the hot-to-cool color transition of a space capsule entering
Earth’s atmosphere at a high rate of speed. The paint scheme is
carried out with an elaborate, interlocking scallops design – a
twist on hot rod-style flames – that blends "hot" Lemon Drop
yellow at the nose of the Corvette with Lemon Glow, Amber
Ecstasy, Blazing Copper and Hot Poppy. The colors culminate with
a cool Sapphire Trance blue color at the rear of the vehicle.
DuPont, the sponsor of Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 Monte Carlo,
supplied the colors, which are from the company’s "Hot Hues"
line of automotive paint.
"As if the Corvette Z06 needed
help in looking fast, the intricate paintwork of the pace car
gives it the appearance of tremendous speed," said Peper. "It is
one of the most elaborate and stunning vehicle designs we’ve
created." Leno behind the wheel Jay Leno, host of the "Tonight
Show" and an unabashed auto enthusiast, will drive the Corvette
Z06 during opening ceremonies and the pace laps that start the
race. Leno, who has a large collection of vintage automobiles
and motorcycles, has previous experience as a pace car
driver. Chevrolet returns to the Daytona 500 with 18 victories –
the most of any manufacturer – including last year’s champion
Jeff Gordon. Chevrolet also returns as the defending
manufacturer’s cup champion, an award that has been bestowed 29
times. Also, defending Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart drives
the No. 20 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Joe Gibbs Racing.
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