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On January 8, 2004, at the Detroit Opera House in downtown Detroit, Mi, the 2005 Chevrolet Corvette was unveiled to the motoring press and the movers and shakers of the Corvette Industry. Dave Hill spoke of the new car, it's attributes, and it's potential. The C6 had addived. There was no doubt the car had potential, but to the onlookers in the room that day could have imagined what lay in Wait.

The C6 would spawn a new Z06, one that would bring about the rebirth of the mighty 427 cubic inch V8, now packing an unheard of 505 hp. GM Chariman, Rick Wagoner's "Blue Devil" came to be as a rechristened ZR-1, now packing a 638hp supercharged and intercooled 6.2L V8. Carbon fibre became a mainstream product and long time champion Goodyear was given up for tire supplier Michelin. There was launch control, paddle shiters, and navigation systems. 100 years of Chevrolet was celebrated in an exclusive Corvette models. Engines in base cars grew in both displacement and horsepower, starting at 400 hp from 6.0L, growing to 6.2L and 430hp.

Brakes would be available with six-piston calipers and six pads. Rotors would be made of ceramic, and suspension systems so accurate they could adjust the settings every foot at 60mph. Corvette would celebrate it's 60th Anniversary, and the 427, not 7.0 Litre would find its way into a convertible once again. Frames would be made of aluminum and records smashed of the famed Nurembring.

Corvette racing would dominate the American Lemans Series in such a way the in GT-1 team Corvettes would only compete with team Corvettes. The C6 ushered in a new era for Corvette, an era so strong only the C7 Corvette Stingray has a chance to eclipse.

Total Production - 28,566
Model Number Description Production Base Price
1YY07 Corvette Sport Coupe 51,547 $21,800.00

2005 - Headlamps Exposed!
2006 - The 505 Horsepower Corvette Z06
2007 - Honored, Ron Fellows, Corvette Racer
2008 - What a Retirement Bonus
2009 - Code Name: Blue Devil
2010 - Grand Sport Returns
2011 - Build your Own
2012 - Chevry Celebrates 100 Corvette Style
2013 - Corvette turns 60 and the C6 Rein is over

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