The development and enhancements in the automotive industry has moved at a light speed pace. Under the hood, cars are not only getting stronger and more powerful, but also even more fuel efficient. The bodies and trim continue to impress even the muscle care enthusiasts. The Corvette c6 is an American made vehicle distributed by General Motors. The Chevrolet unit of this massive company first rolled out this model in 2005. Since then, new features and accessories have been tweaked and added.
This sports car has brought back features as exposed headlamps, which were last seen on the 1962 model. Experts and analysts are stating that this new, sixth generation model will not be updated or replaced until probably the year 2012. This model introduced a totally new body and an enhancement of the suspension system. There is also a bigger passenger side. Under the hood lies a bigger 6.0 liter engine including a generous improvement to the refining features of the engine.
It is a little bit smaller in length from the previous model, but the actual wheelbase has increased a little too. The eight cylinder 6.0 liter model can shove out four hundred horse power and four hundred foot pounds of torque. Needless to say, it packs a major punch in terms of power.
You can get the c6 with an automatic or manual transmission. The automatic transmission model can get 15/25 miles per gallon and the manual transmission model will give you an increased output of 16/26 miles per gallon. This manual transmission model comes equipped with a computer aided gear shifting mechanism.
This basically forces the driver to go from first gear to the fourth gear if you are driving at lower RPMs. By doing this, it enhances the fuel efficiency to meet standards. By meeting these standards, the purchaser of this car won’t have to pay the imposed gas guzzler fee.
The newer 2008 version of this Corvette was equipped with a new motor. It increased to a 6.2 liter engine and four hundred and thirty horse power. The torque also went up to four hundred twenty four. The manual transmissions also were tweaked and improved. The shifting is smoother. Also, the automatic transmission models were built for faster shifting.
The rate of going from zero to sixty miles per hour dropped to four point three seconds. There is no other model in this line of cars that can beat it. Since 2008, the steering has been improved and the wheels now have a new design too.
The c6 model was created not only to replace the c5 model but also to introduce modern Corvette that both excites the thousands of traditional owners as well as capture the interest of a new generation of sports car enthusiasts. It still has a very high performance capability, promotes a desirable style as well as quality and value. The c6 has built on an existing exceptional standard and goes past it with dramatic enhancements in refinement and performance. Add in a boastful new design and you have a car that is turning heads.