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2000 Corvette Models, Features and Highlights

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Source:  GM Media

MODEL SUMMARY

  • Corvette hardtop
  • Corvette coupe
  • Corvette convertible

Marketplace

With the addition of the hardtop in 1999, high performance sports car customers now have three distinct Corvette styles to choose from. Dollar for dollar, horsepower for horsepower, very few competitors come close to delivering the value Corvette offers the performance sports car customer.*

COMPETITORS:

  • BMW Z3
  • Porsche 911
  • Porsche Boxster
  • Mercedes SLK

1999 Awards

  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance "Best New Car" for Corvette hardtop, cars over $35,000
  • Automobile Journalists Association of Canada "Best New Performance Car" for Corvette hardtop
  • Car and Driver One of the "10 Best" cars, 1999
  • IntelliChoice a "Best Overall Value of the Year,"Corvette 2 Door Coupe, Sport 1999, The Complete Car Cost Guide™, Intellichoice, Inc.®, www.IntelliChoice.com
  • The LS1 5.7 Liter OHV V8 was voted one of the "10 Best Engines" by Ward’s Auto World for 1997, ‘98 and ‘99.

Buyer Demographics

Median Age: 45 Years
Male:  74%
Married:  60%
Median Income:  $100,000
Attended College:  89%
College Graduate:  66%
Post College Graduate:  36%
Professional Mgr.:  60%<

*Based on 1999 competitive models.


WHAT’S NEW AND HIGHLIGHTS

Interior

  • NEW interior color: Torch Red.

Exterior

  • Active Remote Keyless Entry system is standard (replacing Passive Keyless Entry)
  • Two new exterior colors for coupe and convertible: Millennium Yellow (extra cost premium tint coat) and Dark Bowling Green Metallic
  • Passenger door-lock cylinder deleted.

LEV-compliant
Revisions to the 2000 Corvette powertrain make it compliant with government mandated LEV (low emissions vehicle) standards in states requiring California emissions, when properly equipped.

New 5-spoke forged aluminum wheel
This new wheel comes standard with a painted surface; a high-polish finish is available.

Tire Pressure Monitor
The tire inflation monitor helps keep tabs on tire pressure conditions.

Engines

  • Engine revisions make a properly equipped 2000 Corvette LEV-compliant in states requiring California emissions.

Suspension

  • Z51 suspension features a larger front and rear stabilizer bars to help improve the handling characteristics.

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