Corvette Performance - major differences between 05-07 c6?
04-29-2008, 10:36 PM
like the title says...anything worth knowing between the years to know which one would be worth getting or not? Driving feel, power, bottle necks etc...thank you!
04-30-2008, 07:14 AM
The 05 is all by itself when it comes to the computer. Its computer is different from the 06-07. There is a roof TSB on the 05and 06 cars about the roof separating from the mechanism that holds it down. The later 06 and 07 cars you were able to get the 6 speed auto the 05 came with the 4 speed auto. There are other things I just can't remember right now.
04-30-2008, 02:46 PM
Chevrolet Corvette - New for 2006
6-speed Paddle Shift automatic transmission available on Coupe and Convertible
Three-spoke, 370 mm (9.4 in) diameter steering wheel
Advanced dual-stage frontal air bags with GM Passenger Sensing System
XM Satellite Radio included with Bose stereo (48 states)
Two exterior colors: Velocity Yellow Tintcoat and Monterey Red Metallic Tintcoat
Titanium gray interior color
Storm Gray convertible top colorExterior Color:
83U Atomic Orange Metallic Tintcoat (a bright chromatic orange), replaces Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic Interior:
Two-tone Modified Seats (perforated leather seating surface) with crossed flag embroidery and contrasting stiching.
Available in 026 Red, 316 Cashmere, 846 Titanium
Available on Coupe and Convertible with 2LT or 3LT equipment packages 2007 new
UK3 Steering-wheel mounted audio controls included with Bose premium audio systems (US9/U3U)
Larger glovebox storage space
UE1 OnStar now available on Z06 with 2LZ equipment group
Enhanced acoustic package reduces road noise and is included with Z06 2LZ equipment group
Bose audio enhancements
New keyless access transmitter with integrated mechanical key
CM7 Power convertible top is now included with Convertible 3LT equipment group
Cross-drilled brake rotors now included with F55 Magnetic Selective Ride Control
All-new LS3 6.2L V-8 engine for Coupe and Convertible:
430 hp (321 kW)*
424 lb.-ft. of torque (575 Nm)*
436 hp / 428 lb.-ft. (325 kW / 580 Nm)* with new, optional dual-mode exhaust system
High-flow cylinder heads
High-flow intake manifold
Larger-bore block with structural enhancements
Improved manual transmission shift effort
Quicker shift times on paddle-shift six-speed automatic
2.73 performance axle ratio available with six-speed paddle shift; included with Z51 package
Improved steering feel
Standard split-spoke cast aluminum wheel design for Coupe and Convertible (Competition Gray finish optional)
Available polished forged aluminum wheel design
New Keyless Access remote key fob with integrated key
Interior trim enhancements for all models, including wrapped center trim plate with Cyber pattern and new, brushed aluminum accents
Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package available for all models in exclusive, new Linen and Sienna colors
New sill plates
iPod/MP3 jack included on all sound systems except navigation (Personal Audio Link available as accessory for navigation system)
OnStar and XM Satellite Radio standard on all models
Auto-dimming mirrors with compass standard on all models
Two new premium exterior colors: Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat and Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat
05-01-2008, 03:05 AM
wow, thanks guys for the responses! this really does help alot when looking to possibly buy a used c6 or see if its worth spending the extra money for a new ls3 c6. thanks alot for your time!
With the prices now, and improvements on the 08 LS3's, if you can afford one, the 08's are the way to go! :nod:
05-03-2008, 05:01 PM
i have a friend who just bought a ls3..gotta ride in it and see. i can get an 07 with 10k miles 6MT 30-31k...gotta see if its worth the extra 10-15k for a new one.
05-04-2008, 05:22 PM
If you're on a tight budget, get the 05. The whole "first year" rumor doesn't apply to the C6. Mine's been great. That being said, the 06+ have slight improvements with each year, so if you have the cash, the newer the better.
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