The C5 Corvette, introduced in 1997, was Chevy's answer to the evolution of the sports car. The design was all-new yet it included elements familiar to those who loved the C4. The skin was sleek and curvy and underneath was an all-new unibody structure designed as a roadster for additional structural integrity.
New technology meant that the C5 Corvette could ascend to the status of world-class sports car while still retaining its muscle-car heritage. An all-new all-aluminum V8, the LS1, produced 350 horsepower and was reliable enough to boast 100,000 mile tune-up intervals. The all-new transmission was moved to the rear axle for better weight distribution.
The C5 interior got an all-new look with lower door sills for easier entry. In 1999, a new coupe model was released to go along with the open-roof hatchback and convertible. This coupe, the first solid-roofed Corvette since 1967, was the prelude to the reintroduction of the Z06. The Z06 version of the C5 Corvette offered superb handling and a new 375-hp version of the LS engine. A version of this LS engine was also used in the C5R that had great success in ALMS and Le Mans racing.
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