2005 Corvette Part Two
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The C6 was more evolutionary than revolutionary. The suspension was mostly the same, with some tweaking that resulted in better on-center steering feel. Chassis specs were similar, with C5 advances like the transverse leaf springs, balsa wood floor construction and hydroformed side rails also part of the C6. A similar setup was previewed in the 2004 Cadillac XLR. The C6 was essentially the same highly regarded suspension as found on the C5.
2005 Chevrolet Corvette Rear SuspensionClose
The famous Z51 suspension was packaged differently starting with the 2005 C6. In 2004 it was known as the "Performance Handling Package" (RPO Z51; $395.00) but in 2005 was promoted to "Performance Package" (RPO Z51; $1,495.00).
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2005 C5 Chevrolet Corvette brakesClose
2005 Chevrolet Corvette ChassisClose
2005 Chevrolet Corvette: Autocross DutyClose