Fun Facts About Your C6

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Corvette C6

1.  A major styling change for the C6 Corvette is non-pop up headlights... not seen on a Corvette since 1962.

2.  The base engine for the 2005 Corvette was the 400 HP LS2, only 5 HP less than the LS6 engine of the previous year's high performance Z06 model.

3.  2005 was the first year for keyless access and start.

4.  The Convertible model was a late introduction in 2005 with no Z06 available this year.

5.  A six-speed paddle shift automatic transmission was introduced as an option in 2006.

6.  Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic, a popular color choice in 2005 & 2006, was replaced by Atomic Orange in 2007, an extra cost color choice.

4.  Two special editions were introduced for the 2007 model year... the Arctic White Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Z06 (399 built) and an Indy Pace Car replica convertible in Atomic Orange (500 built).

5.  The total 2009 Corvette production run of only 16,956 cars was the lowest since 1962's production run of 14,531 units (not counting 1997's run of 9,752 cars due late introduction of the new C5).

6.  The 2009 ZR1 was the first 200+ mph production Corvette ever made.

7.  The 2009 ZR1 was the first production Corvette ever built with a roots-type supercharger as standard equipment, developing 630 horsepower.

8.  The 2009 ZR1 was the first production Corvette to retail for over $100,000.

9.  The 2009 ZR1's LS9 engine develops 630 horsepower but actually has less displacement than the Z06's 505 hp LS7 engine (376 vs 427 cubic inches).

10.  In 2009 consumers had their choice of nine different Corvette configurations including coupe, convertible, Z06, ZR1, Competition Sport, and GT1 Championship editions.

11.  2010 saw the return of the legendary Grand Sport model nomenclature but with less exclusivity than the 1996 limited edition of only 1,000 special VIN-sequenced, uniquely painted blue & white cars.

12.  The 2010 Grand Sport model replaced the Z51 performance handling option and features the base LS3 engine but is equipped with the wide body panels, larger wheels/tires, and other parts derived from the Z06.

13.  Two Z06 exclusive options debuted in 2011. The CFZ Carbon Fiber package featured black carbon fiber splitter, rockers, roof panel and body-color ZR1 style full-width rear spoiler while the Z07 Performance Package had Brembo ceramic brakes, Magnetic Ride Control, larger Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires and competition gray 20-spoke wheels.

14.  The ULZ Carbon Limited Edition package for the 2011 Z06 was created to celebrate Corvette's 50th anniversary at LeMans.

15.  To celebrate its 100th birthday, Chevrolet created a racing inspired Centennial Edition appearance and suspension package for the entire line of 2012 Corvettes. Available on all models, it features Carbon Flash Metallic paint with Centennial Satin Black wheels and red brake calipers.

16.  Black was not available as an exterior color in 2012 in favor of the special Carbon Flash Metallic paint featured on the Centennial Edition.

17.  The 2013 model year marked Corvette's 60th Anniversary and the final year for the C6 generation.

18.  To celebrate Corvette's 60th Anniversary, GM offered a special 60th Annivesary package available on all 2013 Corvette models plus a 427 Convertible Collector Edition.

19.  The 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition was the fastest, most capable convertible in Corvette’s history, blending elements from both the Z06 and ZR1 models.


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