Corvette Chassis History

First generation C1 Corvettes used a modified chassis from Chevrolets passenger car lineup which featured a central X brace and accommodated the cars 102 inch wheelbase which was 13 inches shorter than a Bel Air sedan
First generation C1 Corvettes used a modified chassis from Chevrolets passenger car lineup which featured a central X brace and accommodated the cars 102 inch wheelbase which was 13 inches shorter than a Bel Air sedan
The introduction of the second generation C2 Corvette brought an all new dedicated chassis that featured a stronger ladder type design and incorporated provisions for the new cars independent rear suspension
The introduction of the second generation C2 Corvette brought an all new dedicated chassis that featured a stronger ladder type design and incorporated provisions for the new cars independent rear suspension
Third generation C3 Corvettes employed the same basic ladder frame design as C2 models while advances in suspension design contributed to greater handling capability
Third generation C3 Corvettes employed the same basic ladder frame design as C2 models while advances in suspension design contributed to greater handling capability
C5 1997 2004 and C6 2005 2013 Corvettes are based on unitized chassis featuring hydroformed side rails a rear transaxle which mounts the transmission directly in front of the rear axle for greater weight balance
C5 1997 2004 and C6 2005 2013 Corvettes are based on unitized chassis featuring hydroformed side rails a rear transaxle which mounts the transmission directly in front of the rear axle for greater weight balance
The C6 Corvette Z06 and ZR1 models are built on a unique aluminum intensive chassis that helps these high performance models achieve excellent power to weight ratios
The C6 Corvette Z06 and ZR1 models are built on a unique aluminum intensive chassis that helps these high performance models achieve excellent power to weight ratios
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