It’s time for the final segment in the Corvette Generations video series. Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles is at the Corvette Time Line display at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise and he takes us through some of the biggest (and lightest) changes that occurred during production of the C6 Corvette generation that started in 2005 and ends in 2013.
Introduced in 2005, the emphasis for the C6 Corvette was making it leaner and meaner with a more lightweight, compact and shorter body. The C6 was five inches shorter than the C5 Corvette and it has a shorter overall length than a Porsche 911.
A lot of work was done to make the Corvette lightweight. In 2006, the Z06 returned to the Corvette lineup. It featured an aluminum frame and Carbon fiber panels along with a new LS7 7.0 liter 505 horsepower V8.
In 2009, the Corvette ZR1 returned after a 14 year absence. It has the most powerful engine Chevrolet has ever put in a vehicle – the 638 horsepower supercharged LS9 V8.
And now it’s the C6’s swan song. Chevy gave customers something they’ve been clamoring for since 2006 – An LS7-powered convertible. The 427 Convertible Edition Corvette features a carbon fiber hood, fenders, door panels and ground effects, along with magnetic selective ride control and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires.
All 2013 Corvettes are available in a special one year only 60th Anniversary package which has a white exterior with silver-blue full body racing stripes. It’s a great way to send off the C6!
That’s it for the Corvette Generation series. It’s too bad that Corvette Time Line only goes backwards because we have a feeling that the next generation 2014 C7 Corvette will be the best Corvette ever!
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