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2005 Corvette Specifications

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For Release: Jan. 1, 2004, 12:01 a.m.
Preliminary Specifications

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Overview
Models: 2005 Chevrolet Corvette
Body style / driveline: Two-door hatchback targa, front-engine, rear-drive
Construction: Steel frame w. hydroformed side rails. Aluminum & magnesium cockpit structure. Aluminum chassis components. Composite body panels
Manufacturing : Bowling Green, Kentucky
 
Engine 6.0L LS2 V-8
Displacement (liters/cu in/cc): 6.0 / 364 / 5970
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 4 x 3.62 / 101.6 x 92
Block material: cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Valvetrain: OHV, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel delivery: SEFI (sequential electronic fuel injection)
Compression ratio: 10.9:1
Horsepower (hp / kw @ rpm): 400 / 298 @ 6000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm): 400 @ 4400
Recommended fuel: 93 octane recommended, not required
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 6500
Estimated fuel economy (mpg city / hwy / combined): 19 / 28 / 23 (man) & 18 / 25 / 21 (auto)

Transmissions Hydra-Matic 4L65-E Tremec T56
6-speed manual
Tremec T56 6-speed manual, w/ optional Z51 Sport Package
Type: four-speed automatic, with Performance Algorithm Shifting 6-speed manual 6-speed manual
Gear ratios (:1):
First: 3.06 2.66 2.97
Second: 1.63 1.7 2.07
Third: 1.00 1.30 1.43
Fourth: 0.70 1.00 1.00
Fifth: - 0.74 0.71
Sixth: - 0.50 0.57
Reverse: 2.29 2.90 3.28
Final drive ratio: std: 2.73; opt: 3.15 3.42 3.42

Chassis/Suspension
Front: Short/long arm (SLA). Cast aluminum upper & lower control arms. Transverse, composite leaf spring. Stabilizer bar. Monotube shock absorbers.
Rear: Short/long arm (SLA). Cast aluminum upper & lower control arms. Transverse, composite leaf spring. Stabilizer bar. Monotube shock absorbers.
Traction control: electronic traction control, active handling
Steering type: Speed sensitive, magnetic-controlled, hydraulic power-assisted, rack-and-pinion.
Steering ratio: 16.1:1
Steering wheel turns,
lock-to-lock:
tbd
Turning circle,
curb-to-curb (ft / m):
39 / 12

Brakes
Type: power-assisted disc with ABS, front and rear
Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm): front:  12.8 x 1.26 / 325 x 32;
rear:  12.0 x 1 / 305 x 26

Z51 Performance Suspension: 
front:  13.4 x 1.26 / 340 x 32
rear:  13.0 x 1 / 330 x 26

Wheels/Tires
  Std & Magnetic Selective Ride Control Z51 Sport Package
Wheel size: front:  18 x 8.5;
rear:  19 x 10
front:  18 x 8.5;
rear:  19 x 10
Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-2
Extended Mobility
front:  P245/40ZR-18
rear:  P285/35ZR-19
Goodyear Eagle F1 SC
Extended Mobility
Asymmetric Tread
front:  P245/40ZR-18
rear:  P285/35ZR-19

Dimensions
Exterior
Wheelbase (in / mm): 105.7 / 2686
Overall length (in / mm): 174.6 / 4435
Overall width (in / mm): 72.6 / 1844
Overall height (in / mm): 49.1 / 1246
Track (in / mm): front:  62.1 / 1577
rear:  60.7 / 1542
Curb weight (lb / kg): est. 3214 /1458
Weight distribution
(% front / rear):
51 / 49
Interior
Seating capacity
(front / rear):
2 / 0
Interior Volume (cu ft / L) 52.1 / 1475
Head room (in / mm): 37.9 / 962
Leg room (in / mm): 43 / 1093
Shoulder room
(in / mm):
55.2 / 1403
Hip room (in / mm): 53.7 / 1363

Capacities
Cargo volume (hatchback area) (cu ft / L): 22.4 / 634
Fuel tank (gal / L): 18.0 / 68.1
Engine oil (qt / L): 5.5 / 5.2

Paint Codes
RPO Code Color Valspar Code PPG Code DuPont Code RM Code SW Code MS Code Azko Code WA Code
10U Arctic White W243 4185 B8949 19005 40911 - GMA89:10 9567
19U LeMans Blue Metallic L4998 6232 - - 66850 - GMA04:19 933L
27U Precision Red R3643 906269 - - 67759 - GMA05:27 946L
41U Black K090 9700 F02H 13572 33756 3069 GMA78:19 8555
67U Machine Silver Metallic S892 6229 - - 66691 - GMA04:67 994L
71U Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic A531 5677 - - 60752 - GMA05:71 633H
74U Victory Red R210 4154 - - 39339 - GMA01:74 9260
79U Millennium Yellow Clear Coat Y1272 5593 MD413 - 58746 - GMA00:79 423G
86U Magnetic Red Metallic II L2382/83 5402/03 B9803/04 - 54703/49762 - GMA98:86 379E

Note:  Information shown is current at time of publication. We will update this page with any updates that should be necessary.




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