C5 Corvette Overview: The 5th Generation Corvette That Ran From 1997-2004

C5 Corvette Overview: The 5th Generation Corvette That Ran From 1997-2004

C5 Corvette Overview 1997 C5 Corvette Instrument Panel Are you thinking about getting a C5 Corvette? The 5th generation Corvette pushed the entire Corvette brand into the 21st century. With modern technology, a redesigned powertrain, and an active handling system, Chevrolet went all out to create one of the most impressive American sports cars at the time. While the C5 was incredibly impressive on the road, it was also a fairly economical car for its segment. This was emphasized by its surprising EPA rating of 18 miles to the gallon, which left much of the competition scratching their heads. Want to learn more about the C5 Corvette? You’re in the right place. A 5.7-Liter V8 Powertrain 1997 Corvette Coupe The C5 Corvette was powered by an all-new powertrain by Chevrolet. Despite small cosmetic…
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2002 Corvette Specifications for the Coupe, Convertible, and ZO6 Hardtop

2002 Corvette Specifications for the Coupe, Convertible, and ZO6 Hardtop

2002 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information, Corvette Specifications
2002 Corvette Specifications: Engines, transmissions, chassis/suspension, brakes wheel/tires dimensions interior capacities. Kathi Richardson's 2002 at the Corvette Chevy Expo in Galveston Texas. We take a look back at the 2002 Corvette Specifications for the Coupe, Convertible, and ZO6 hardtop. The engines, transmissions, chassis/suspension, brakes, wheel/tires, dimensions, interior capacity, and fuel economy specs were listed here in this article which appeared in the August 2001 issue of Vette Vues Magazine. So let us take a quick glance back at the 2002 Corvette Specifications. New for 2002 C5 Corvette The C5 Corvette was released with the 1997 model year and ran through the 1996 models. LS6 engine (Z06 model) receives a 20 horsepower increase, to 405 hp, and receives15 foot-pounds more torque for a total of 400 lbs. ft. of torque.Revised rear…
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C5 CORVETTE BODY KITS (PART 4 IN THE SERIES)

C5 CORVETTE BODY KITS (PART 4 IN THE SERIES)

1997 Corvette Information, 1998 Corvette Information, 1999 Corvette Information, 2000 Corvette Information, 2001 Corvette Information, 2002 Corvette Information, 2003 Corvette Information, 2004 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information, Corvette History, Corvette News and Archives
THE HISTORICAL EVOLUTION of C5 CORVETTE BODY KITS (PART 4 IN THE SERIES) We are taking a look at the C5 Corvette body kits from 1996-to 2004. If you love Corvette, you'll love this! Wayne Ellwood shares the evolution in customing the C5 Corvettes. See how designers have been customizing cars as long as there have been cars to customize. This will give you a better understanding of what went into designing these body kits as well as how they changed from one year to the next. Check out the latest post from Vette Vues now! C5 CORVETTE BODY KITS The history of Corvette C5 body kitsCustomizing Your C5 RideIncluded are specific examples from the C5 Body Kit historyFind out how custom shops turned to Corvette as their platformFrom extensive…
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2004 Chevrolet Corvette Commemorative Edition Last C5 ZO6

2004 Chevrolet Corvette Commemorative Edition Last C5 ZO6

2004 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
2004 Chevrolet Corvette Commemorative Edition Last C5 ZO6 The feature Corvette that we are looking at today is the Last C5 ZO6 Chevrolet Corvette 2004 Commemorative Edition. The last C5 Corvette produced, built on July 1, 20041 of 2,215 Commemorative Edition Coupes produced5.7/350 HP LS1 V-8 engineSequential fuel injection4-speed automatic transmission with overdriveLimited slip differentialActive handlingSpeed-sensitive power rack and pinion steering4-wheel power disc brakesLeMans Blue with Shale leather interiorCross Flags stitched into headrestsElectrochromic mirrorsHeads-up displayPlastic still affixedTwilight sentinelRemovable roof panelBose AM/FM/CD stereoCruise control6-way power sport seats5-spoke aluminum wheels This is the engine in the 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Commemorative Edition Last C5 ZO6. It has the 5.7L engine and is rated at 405 hp and 400 ft. lbs. torque. Our photo was taken in 2007 in the MY Garage Museum and…
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1997 C5 Corvette Commercial

1997 C5 Corvette Commercial

1997 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information, Corvette Videos
We are looking at the 1997 C5 Corvette Commercial. 1997 was the first year of production for the fifth-generation Corvette which was forty-five years old. We start off with a Corvette Commercial that ran for the what was New 1997 C5 Corvette. The 5th generation Corvette pushed the entire Corvette brand into the 21st century. With modern technology, a redesigned powertrain, and an active handling system, Chevrolet went all out to create one of the most impressive American sports cars at the time. You can read about the C5 Corvette's history in our C5 Corvette overview. 1997 C5 Corvette Commercial; full 60-second "What Is It?" https://youtu.be/5_2MgRhlpNk This video is a 1997 C5 Corvette Commercial that was in the Chevrolet Dealer 1997 C5 Launch-Kit and is the full 60-second commercial. There is also a…
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C5 Corvette Tiger Shark Body Kit

C5 Corvette Tiger Shark Body Kit

2001 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information, Corvette History
In the December 2017 issue of Vette Vues Magazine Scott Teeters looks at the history of the "2001 Tiger Shark Concept Corvette".  In his article, he mentions that there are aftermarket full-body kits for C5 Corvettes available.   I happened to run across a press release for one of these kits dated June 24, 2015 and thought you might enjoy reading it. Here is the Corvette Tiger Shark Body Kit press release... C5 Corvette Tiger Shark Body Kit Now Available Through Detroit-based Innovative Vehicle Solutions for 1997-2004 Corvettes Re-release of famed Tiger Shark Kit that has been out of circulation for many years June 24, 2015 – Tiger Shark is back, and is being exposed to the public for the first time in over a decade at Bloomington Gold – where special re-launch pricing…
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2003 Corvette Press Kit for the 50th Anniversary, Nashville

2003 Corvette Press Kit for the 50th Anniversary, Nashville

2003 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information, Corvette History
In this post, we'll look at the 2003 Corvette press kit given by Chevrolet to automotive media for the 50th Anniversary Celebration in Nashville, TN on June 27 & 28, 2003. First, a look at the cover of the 2003 Corvette Press Kit... This is the cover of the 2003 Corvette 50th Anniversary press kit that was given by Chevrolet to select automotive media members for the 50th Anniversary Celebration in Nashville, TN on June 27 & 28, 2003. This 2003 Corvette Press Kit comes in a bright red presentation case that is embossed on the cover with the Corvette 50th Celebration logo as well as the words "Corvette 50th Anniversary Nashville, Tennessee." Next, A Look Inside the 2003 Corvette Press Kit The inside of the media kit by Chevrolet…
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Corvette Powertrain History 50-Years of Development

Corvette Powertrain History 50-Years of Development

2003 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information, Corvette History
THE SOUL OF THE MACHINE: 50 YEARS OF GREAT CORVETTE POWERTRAINS As we look at the Corvette Powertrain history we are looking at the 2003 Corvette Press Kit that was given out to the media at the 50th Anniversary Celebration in Nashville.  The press kit included 14 press releases.  This one is for Engineering Retrospective/Design and is titled “THE SOUL OF THE MACHINE: 50 YEARS OF GREAT CORVETTE POWERTRAINS”. To look at photos and details about the 2003 Corvette press kit and more links you can check it out here. For Immediate Release (2003) Corvette Powertrain History: Chevrolet Corvette LS6 V8 Cutaway THE SOUL OF THE MACHINE: 50 YEARS OF GREAT CORVETTE POWERTRAINS MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 16, 2002 – The allure of a two-seat sports car is undeniable, but the…
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Chevrolet Corvette 2004 Product Information

Chevrolet Corvette 2004 Product Information

2004 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information, Corvette History, Corvette Specifications
In this blog we'll look at what's new for the 2004 Chevrolet Corvette: 2004 Corvette Product Information, model year lineup, special editions, 2004 Corvette Specifications and more. [caption id="attachment_2422" align="aligncenter" width="720"] 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Commemorative Edition © General Motors (This photo was included in the media kit.) Check out the 2004 Corvette Product Information in this blog.[/caption] We are looking at the 2003 Corvette Press Kit for the 50th-anniversary Celebration in Nashville. This is one of the press releases that was included in the media kit.  The event took place in Nashville, Tennessee on June 27 and 28, 2003.  The kit included fourteen press releases.  We will provide links at the bottom of the press releases for you to enjoy. 2004 Corvette Product Information  New for 2004 • Commemorative…
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Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2003

Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2003

2003 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information, Corvette History
Corvettes poured into Nashville's Coliseum for the two official Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration in June 2003. This article is a list of the activities. The Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration got underway June 27-28, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is a look at the skyline at night. Photo Credits: Tabitha Kaylee Hawk from Nashville (Downtown Nashville Uploaded by Kaldari) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. We are looking at the 2003 Corvette Press Kit for the 50th-anniversary Celebration in Nashville.  This is one of the press releases that was included in the media kit.  The event took place in Nashville, Tennessee on June 27 and 28, 2003.  The kit included fourteen press releases.  We will provide links at the bottom of the press releases for you to enjoy. Two-Day Party…
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