Major change from its predecessor the C4, was a hydroformed box frame, a design that offered an improved structural platform, especially for a convertible body style. To improve handling, the transmission was relocated to form an integrated, rear-mounted transaxle assembly. Connected to the all-new LS1 engine via a torque tube, the engine/transmission arrangement enabled a 50-50% front-rear weight distribution. The LS1 engine initially produced 345 hp.
The C5 was also the first Corvette to incorporate a drive-by-wire throttle; and variable-effort steering, whereby the assist level of the power steering is varied according to vehicle speed (more at lower speeds, less at higher speeds). Also notable, though rarely discussed, the C5 generation was the first model to adopt the parallel or 'tandem' windshield wiper configuration, abandoning the opposed configuration that was used on every previous Corvette model since the first in 1953.
The C5 is competitive in regards to 0–60 mph acceleration times with almost all premium sports cars of its era, including the Aston Martin DB7 Vantage, and the Ferrari 355. A composite of published performance numbers for the base-model coupé and convertible gives a 0–60 mph time of around 4.5 seconds, and a standing quarter-mile time of around 13.3 seconds at 108 mph (both times for a vehicle equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission.
This Gorgeous ONE ORIGINAL OWNER Corvette Has Always Been Babied, Spending Winters With The Snow Birds In Sunny Naples Florida Accumulating Only 28,000 Original Miles...
Clean Car Fax Showing Dealer Maintenance And Accident Free.
LS1 V8 350
6 Speed Manual transmission
Power 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
Power Seats With Lumbar Control
Automatic Dual Zone AC And Heat
HEADS UP Display
Front Plate Never Installed, Bracket In Trunk With Cargo Net
AM/FM/CD Factory Radio
Remote Side View Mirrors
Front Bra Included In Sale
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