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2000 Corvette Overview

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INTERIOR OVERVIEW

Key Standard Features*

CORVETTE HARDTOP MODEL:

  • Driver and passenger air bags†
  • Air conditioning with CFC-free refrigerant
  • Center console with cup holder, ashtray and lockable storage with cassette/CD storage provisions
  • Tilt-Wheel™ steering column
  • Leather-wrapped sport steering wheel
  • Active Remote Keyless Entry system
  • Cruise control
  • ETR AM/FM stereo with cassette player, seek-scan, digital clock, TheftLock, speed-compensated volume and auto tone control
  • Electric rear-window defogger
  • Power door locks
  • Power windows with driver and passenger Express-Down feature
  • Bucket seats with leather trimmed seating surfaces (black only)
  • Driver Information Center (DIC)
  • Solar-Ray tinted glass
  • Center cargo bin cover.

CORVETTE COUPE MODEL ADDS THE FOLLOWING, IN ADDITION TO OR REPLACING HARDTOP FEATURES:

  • 6-way power driver seat
  • ETR AM/FM stereo with cassette player, seek-scan, digital clock, TheftLock, speed-compensated volume, auto tone control and Bose speakers
  • Illuminated dual visor vanity mirrors
  • Outer cargo bin covers

CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MODEL ADDS THE FOLLOWING, IN ADDITION TO OR REPLACING HARDTOP FEATURES:

  • Cargo net.
  • Key Optional Features*
  • Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Electronic dual-zone air conditioning
  • ETR AM/FM stereo with CDplayer, seek-scan, digital clock, TheftLock, speed-compensated volume, auto tone control and Bose speakers
  • 12-disc remote CDchanger.

*See Feature Availability chart on page 9 for additional features.
†Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Never place a rear-facing infant restrain in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active air bag. See the owner’s manual for more safety information.

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EXTERIOR/STRUCTURAL OVERVIEW

Key Standard Features*

CORVETTE HARDTOP MODEL:

  • NEW 17" front and 18" rear 5-spoke forged aluminum wheels
  • Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
  • Fixed-roof design
  • Dual, power heated outside rearview mirrors
  • Fixed-mast radio antenna
  • Full-length perimeter frame with hydroformed side rails made from tubular steel adds to structural strength
  • Hydroformed side rails are shaped by a high pressure hydraulic press developed by GM. This process results in fewer parts than conventional designs for more efficient construction, lighter weight and a more structurally sound frame
  • Integral cross member provides the instrument panel with a firm foundation that helps reduce noise and vibration
  • Balsa wood core composite sandwich floor is lightweight, yet strong
  • Flexible sheet-molded compound body panels resist damage and corrosion. Rear quarter panels are bolted, not bonded, to the structure to help reduce collision repair
  • 5-mph bumper systems on both front and rear fascias help protect against minor parking lot dings.

CORVETTE COUPE MODEL ADDS THE FOLLOWING, IN ADDITION TO OR REPLACING HARDTOP FEATURES:

  • One-piece removable roof panel
  • Integrated windshield and rear-window radio antennas.

CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MODEL ADDS THE FOLLOWING, IN ADDITION TO OR REPLACING HARDTOP FEATURES:

  • Power radio antenna
  • Manual convertible top with heated rear glass window.

Key Optional Features*

  • NEW 5-spoke high-polish forged aluminum wheels
  • 5-spoke magnesium wheels
  • Dual halogen foglamps.

Exterior Paint

Standard basecoat/clearcoat paint on Corvette helps provide a high gloss shine for long-lasting exterior beauty. The clearcoat system is formulated to help minimize the effects of acid rain and other environmental damage. Clearcoat finish is used with all colors.

  • Body panels are attached late in the assembly process to help assure a quality paint appearance
  • Body panels are also subjected to a high-tech cleaning and washing process prior to entering the "clean room" environment of the paint shop. This process is to help assure that the paint process remains dust and contaminant free
  • Waterborne paint process is used to help reduce environmental emissions and to attain a clear, smooth appearance.

Corvette Hardtop Paint Colors

  • Black
  • Nassau Blue Metallic
  • Torch Red
  • Arctic White
  • Light Pewter Metallic

Corvette Coupe and Convertible Paint Colors

  • NEW Dark Bowling Green Metallic
  • NEW Millennium Yellow (extra cost premium tint coat)
  • Black
  • Nassau Blue Metallic
  • Navy Blue Metallic
  • Light Pewter Metallic
  • Magnetic Red Metallic II (extra cost premium tint coat)
  • Torch Red
  • Sebring Silver Metallic
  • Arctic White.

Corvette Convertible Top Colors

  • White
  • Black
  • Light Oak.

*See feature availability chart on page 9 for additional features.

FUNCTIONAL OVERVIEW

Key Standard Features*

CORVETTE HARDTOP MODEL:

  • NEW Active Remote Keyless Entry system
  • NEW Improvements to the Z51 Performance Handling Package
  • 5.7-liter LSI V8 engine with 345 horsepower
  • 6-speed manual transmission (standard on hardtop, optional on coupe and convertible)
  • Heavy-duty 4-wheel antilock disc brake system (ABS)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • 10,000-mile oil change interval†
  • PASS-Key® II theft-deterrent system
  • 4-wheel Independent Short/Long Arm suspension
  • Extended Mobility Performance Tires (EMT)
  • Magnasteer II speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Low tire-pressure warning system

CORVETTE COUPE MODEL ADDS THE FOLLOWING, IN ADDITION TO CONVERTIBLE OR REPLACING HARDTOP FEATURES:

  • Electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission (6-speed manual transmission becomes optional)
  • Z51 Performance Handling Package is optional
  • 2.73 rear axle ratio replaces 3.42 ratio.

Key Optional Features*

  • Active Handling System (AHS).

*See feature availability chart on page 9 for additional features.
†Maintenance needs vary with different uses and driving conditions.
See owner’s manual for more information.

SAFETY AND SECURITY†

Crash Avoidance Features

  • Standard 4-wheel antilock disc brake system (ABS)
  • Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
  • Optional Automatic Exterior Lamp Control (included with optional Twilight Sentinel)
  • Brake/transmission shift interlock (automatic transmission)
  • Clutch/starter safety switch (manual transmission)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Optional Active Handling System (AHS)
  • Tire pressure monitor alerts driver to low tire pressure conditions via readout on the Driver Information Center
  • Optional Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Extended mobility tires (EMT).

Occupant Protection Features

  • Standard driver and passenger air bags**
  • Standard three-point safety belt system
  • Reinforced safety-cage construction surrounds occupants with a cocoon-like system of structural components (coupe and hardtop only)
  • Front and rear crush zones are designed to deform in a controlled manner in the event of a collision, helping to absorb impact while reducing intrusion into the passenger compartment
  • Tubular steel side-door guard beams are designed to help protect occupants in the event of a side-impact collision
  • Energy-absorbing steering column and instrument panel are designed to absorb collision energy, helping reduce driver and occupant injury
  • Optional Twilight Sentinel (not available on hardtop) works with Automatic Exterior Lamp Control to delay shut off of all exterior lamps to offer exterior illumination after the ignition is turned off.

Security Features

  • PASS-Key II theft-deterrent system helps prevent theft by disabling the ignition and fuel delivery systems for about three minutes if an incorrect key is used or when an attempt is made to bypass the ignition system
  • Active Remote Keyless Entry system allows for remote locking and unlocking of doors and rear hatch by a push-of-a button on a transmitter.

*See Feature Availability chart on page 9 for additional features.
†For additional safety information, see the Chevrolet section of this Guide.
**Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Never place a rear-facing infant restrain in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active air bag. See the owner’s manual for more safety information.

SOUND SYSTEMS

Corvette Hardtop

STANDARD:

  • ETR Delco AM/FM stereo with cassette player, seek-scan, digital clock, TheftLock, speed-compensated volume, and auto tone control.

OPTIONAL:

  • ETR Delco Premium AM/FM stereo with compact disc, seek-scan, digital clock, TheftLock, speed-compensated volume, and auto tone control (requires Bose speaker option)
  • Bose speakers
  • 12-disc remote CD changer (requires Bose speaker option).
  • Corvette Coupe and Convertible Models

STANDARD:

  • ETR Delco Premium AM/FM stereo with cassette player, seek-scan, digital clock, TheftLock, speed-compensated volume, auto tone control and Bose speakers.

OPTIONAL:

  • ETR Delco Premium AM/FM stereo with compact disc player, seek-scan, digital clock, TheftLock, speed-compensated volume and auto tone control
  • Cargo-area-mounted Delco CD changer with a removable 12-disc cartridge.

SEATS

Corvette seating provides a power driver six-way seat adjuster (optional on hardtop) for optimum comfort. An optional power six-way passenger-seat adjuster is available on both Corvette coupe and convertible models (not available on hardtop).

HARDTOP, COUPE AND CONVERTIBLE:
  • Standard bucket seats with soft leather trimmed seating surfaces
  • Six-way power driver seat adjuster (standard on coupe and convertible, optional on hardtop).
  • Optional Sport bucket seats with soft leather trimmed seating surfaces (not available on hardtop).

Interior Colors

  • NEW Torch Red*
  • Black
  • Light Gray*
  • Light Oak.*

*Not available on hardtop.


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