Anyway, the Corvette (or 'Vette') is currently in its 6th generation bodystyle, and features a 6.0l (366ci) OHV V8 constructed from aluminum and featuring EFI, a large dual exhaust system, among other things. The suspension is fully independent and has thick sway bars at both ends. For brakes, big vented discs clamped by multi-piston calipers, along with standard 4-channel ABS. Transmission choices include the standard 6-speed manual (which gets the T-top 28mpg) or (new for 06) and 6-speed automatic. Performance is just great, with 60mph coming the under 4.5 seconds, and capable of reaching 186mph. .95g is normal for a C6, and the brakes can stop this car from near freeway speeds in 120ft. or less. All of this for a lil over $40k. Almost half the price of a new 911. And less than half the price of the poorly-performing Acura NSX (290hp for $90k, Jesus Christ!)
Top/bottom engine options-
C1: 360hp 327ci fuel-injected, 150hp I6 3x1-bbl carbs
C2: 435hp 427ci 3x2-bbl carbs, 250hp 327ci 1x4-bbl carb
C3: 435hp 427ci 3x2-bbl carbs, 155hp 350ci 1x4-bbl carb
C4: 405hp 350ci EFI, 205hp 350ci TBI
C5: 405hp 346ci EFI, 345hp 346ci EFI
C6: 505hp 428ci EFI, 400hp 366ci EFI
1953: 0-60 in ~11s, top speed ~110mph
1957: 0-60 in ~6s, top speed ~135mph
1967: 0-60 in ~5s, top speed ~150mph
1977: 0-60 in ~7s, top speed ~135mph
1996: 0-60 in ~5s, top speed ~170mph
2006: 0-60 in ~4s, top speed ~200mph
I have determined that the following facts are appropriate for the general public to view:
Horsepower per dollar-
Acura NSX: 290hp for $89k- $307hp/hp
C6 Corvette: 400hp for $44k- $110/hp
Dodge Viper: 510hp for $83k- $162/hp
Ferrari F430: 483hp for $182k- $377/hp
Just the facts- no bull.
'69 ZL-1. It may not handle the best (it's 36 and designed for drag racing), but it could easily outrun a Ferrari F430.
2004 Z06 Corvette
See this riceboy... now run.
Corvette driver: yeah you better leave, pussy
Traffic Cop: Yeah, I know. Nissan hasn't really had any success running the R390 in any competition, yet Chevrolet has been dominating with its C5-R. Oh well, let's go unwrap his poor toy from around that lightpost ... *sigh* ... these kids really should stick to front-wheel drive cars.
'Vette Owner : tell me about it
Owner of a Corvette: (Could not be reached for comment because the Civic couldn't catch the Vette)
1. A fast warship that is usually smaller than a frigate but larger than patrol craft. These ships are generally well-armed and in use mostly by smaller navies that do not need or cannot afford larger warships. Corvettes generally carry enough firepower to sink ships many times its size, and can thus provide navies with a symetrical response to a threat for asymetrical cost. They do not have the endurance of larger ships and are therefore not suited for long-term operations (with the possible exception of Israeli corvettes, which, due to their prohibition from the Suez Canal, must travel all the way around Africa to reach their operating areas in the Red Sea).
NATO standard designations are: FS (corvette), and FSG (guided misslie corvette).
1. Corvettes are the largest ships in most Middle Eastern navies, including Israel, Iran and Oman.