While plastic certainly has its merits in our modern society, it can be problematic when it is used extensively in automotive interiors. Temperature extremes, excessively bumpy roads, and improper removal/reinstallation are the biggest factors that can cause annoying interior component squeaks. 1984-1989 Corvettes are arguably the worst affected, with later C4s, C5s, and C6s being less susceptible to squeaks and rattles barring improper removal and/or reinstallation techniques. (more…)
As of this edit, the last of the C6 Corvettes have been produced in Bowling Green, KY. The C6 was introduced in 2005, and was another all-new design, just like the preceding C5 was all-new compared to the C4. The C6 continues the Corvette Team’s mission to improve on the previous generation in every category. The resulting base model Corvette for 2005 boasted numbers like a 4.3 second sprint to 60 miles per hour, a 186 MPH top speed, and fuel economy ratings of 18 city/28 highway for manual equipped versions (15/25 with the 4L65-E Hydra Matic automatic). Somehow, the team managed to undercut the cost of the base 2004 Corvette by $300. Pretty impressive!
Since it’s 2005 introduction, the base Corvette received a new 436 HP LS3 engine, providing supercar levels of performance. The well-sorted chassis prompted Corvette engineers to develop enhanced Corvette models, including the 505 HP Z06 (2006), 635 HP ZR1 (2009) Grand Sport (2010), and 427 convertible (2013) models. Speaking of the Grand Sport, Chevrolet produced more of these in 2010 than the base model coupes and convertibles.
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