Corvette Active Handling System Debuts

Corvette Active Handling System Debuts

1998 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information
Chevrolet Press Release November 6, 1997 LAS VEGAS, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chevrolet Corvette has a well-deserved reputation for cutting-edge technology and high performance -- alldelivered at a very competitive price. That reputation will soon be enhanced when an optional Active Handling chassis control system (JL4) becomes available on all Corvette models early in 1998, and standard on convertibles with the Indy 500 Pace Car package. Corvette's Active Handling system features a unique blend of sensors that are capable of reading steering inputs, vehicle yaw rate and lateral g force, then activating the vehicle's brakes on a selective basis to help stabilize the car in emergency maneuvers. When added to Corvette's well-developed ABS braking and traction control systems, Active Handling greatly enhances the accident avoidance capabilities of the already…
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Corvette Convertible to Pace Indy 500 in 1998

Corvette Convertible to Pace Indy 500 in 1998

1998 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information
Chevrolet Press Release November 6, 1997 1998 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Car LAS VEGAS, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The all-new 1998 Chevrolet Corvette convertible will be leading the pack at next year's Indianapolis 500, the 11th time a Chevy has been selected for this honor. Driving the pace car will be none other than golfing's Greg "The Shark" Norman (and Chevrolet spokesperson). Those announcements were made today at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) annual meeting in Las Vegas by Mary Hulman George of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Chevrolet general manager John Middlebrook. The 82nd running of the Indy 500 will mark the fourth appearance for Corvette as an Indy 500 Pace Car. The first time came back in 1978 -- the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Corvette. Subsequent appearances…
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All-New 1998 Corvette Convertible $635 Less Than 1996 Price

All-New 1998 Corvette Convertible $635 Less Than 1996 Price

1998 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information
General Motors Media Press Release August 5, 1997 All-New 1998 Corvette Convertible $635 Less Than '96 Price Premiere American Convertible Adds Equipment, Reduces Price WARREN, Mich. — Chevrolet Motor Division today announced a Manufacturers' Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $44,990 for its 1998 Corvette convertible. The legendary topless sports car adds more than $1,300 worth of premium standard equipment, yet will be priced $635 less than the 1996 convertible (the last year a Corvette convertible was offered). "Value is Chevrolet's heritage," said John G. Middlebrook, Chevrolet General Manager. "Beating the Corvette convertible price of two years ago, while offering an all-new vehicle with more equipment for '98, means that the customer wins. We're sure the new convertible will match the success of the all-new coupe introduced as a '97 model."…
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1998 Corvette Convertible Returns to Route 66

1998 Corvette Convertible Returns to Route 66

1998 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information
General Motors Media Press Release August 1, 1997 January 1998 Cover Vette Vues Magazine (Coverage of the 1998 Corvette Convertible caravan appeared in the January 1998 issue of Vette Vues Magazine) ‘98 Corvette Convertible Returns to Route 66 WARREN, Mich. — In mid-September, 1997, a caravan of ‘98 Corvette Convertibles will head across the country for a nostalgic drive down U.S. Highway 66 -- better known to most Americans as “Route 66.” This landmark event -- known as Corvette’s “Return to the Road” -- marks the first major public appearance by the ‘Vette Convertible, the newest iteration of the fifth-generation Corvette introduced in January. The caravan of Corvettes will travel the entire 2,400 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica, with stops along the way to meet with the media and…
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1998 Corvette: America’s Sports Car Now Offered in a True Convertible Version

1998 Corvette: America’s Sports Car Now Offered in a True Convertible Version

1998 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information
GM Media Press Release August 1, 1997 WARREN, Mich. - In January of 1997, the all-new fifth generation of America's premier production sports coupe debuted in Detroit … and within one week, more than 500 media reports were filed around the world! And now, in its 45th year, there's even more exciting news. For 1998, Chevy Corvette is once again available as a convertible. Anticipating the future, Corvette engineers back in 1997 designed that year's Corvette as a "topless" vehicle, thus making sure that when the all-new 1998 convertible debuted, it was indeed a "topless" vehicle. The integral structure of this new convertible design is more than just a styling "knock out." It also provides Corvette with a solid and functional structure that virtually eliminates squeaks and rattles traditionally associated…
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