Thursday, January 16, 2014

2005 Chevrolet Corvette: Blue and Beautiful Perfection.

The Corvette is about as American as apple pie and baseball. It is one of the quintessential American sports cars that has survived economy crashes, wars, and decades of competition from across the globe. This C6 generation has a naturally aspirated 6.0 liter V8 producing 400 hp and 400 ft. lbs of torque. Weighing in at a scant 3125 lbs, it has about 1 horsepower per 8 lbs on the car. Fuel economy is good for such a performance oriented machine; rated at 16 around town and 26 on the freeway. Of course, the manufactures estimated fuel economy is rated at slightly less than what the car can actually achieve, and this case is no different. Daily drivers have reported they can get up to 28 mpg if they baby the heck outta that go pedal. These incredible numbers are achieved using GM's Computer Aided Gear Shifting (CAGS), which forces the operator to shift from 1st to 4th when in lower RPM's to escape the gas guzzler tax. Now, if gas mileage has absolutely zero importance to you, here are some numbers that you may actually care about.

It sprints from 0-60 in a measly 4.5 seconds when equipped with a manual transmission, and a slightly faster 4.1 seconds with an automatic. It runs a quarter mile in 12.6 seconds completely stock at 122mph. This thing is fast, real fast. It is the perfect choice for someone who happens to have an extra 25k to spend on the last sports car they will need for the rest of their lives. What with an absolutely fantastic support group of aftermarket vendors and die-hard fans of the car, you will not want for information or available go-fast parts to spice things up when you tire of the normally aspirated LS2 under the hood. Not to mention this generation looks and feels a thousand times better than the C5, as the interior build quality is seemingly more well put together than ever before. Of course, its quality has nothing on the C7, but that's another story entirely. You can come check it out at out lot in Santa Clara, or give us a call with any questions. Have a fantastic day!


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