Dave Hill, chief engineer of the Corvette and vehicle line executive for GM Performance Cars.The C6 represents a comprehensive upgrade to the Corvette.The Corvette C6 was introduced in 2005 to replace the outgoing C5 (1997 - 2004) model.
Blends technical sophistication with expressive style The sixth generation Corvette. Five inches shorter than the C5, the C6 Corvette cuts a tighter, more taut profile – with virtually no loss of usable space. More than just visual, the new dimensions make the car more agile and “tossable,” with upgrades in handling, acceleration and braking. At 0.28 coefficient of drag, the C6 is the most aerodynamically efficient Corvette ever and has improved anti-lift characteristics that enable improved high-speed stability and confidence.
A new LS2 6.0-liter small-block V-8 is the standard engine in the Corvette C6. It is based on GM’s new Gen IV small-block family of engines.
The LS2 raises the bar for standard performance in the Corvette, delivering estimated peak output levels of 400 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. It is the largest, most powerful standard small-block engine ever offered in Corvette.