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C5's from around Kuwait !! 
 
1997: the 5th generation is fully redesigned. wheighing 90 pounds less then the C4... despite its larger diminsions.
for the first time the vette has a rear transaxle. stiffer structure and softer springs that improved the handling. base price for the '97 was $37,495
the '97 did 0-60 in 4.7 seconds and 1/4 mile of 13.3mph
and a top speed of 173 mph !
full analog instrument panel replacing the analog/digital C4 panel..
No CONVERTIBLES in '97 !  nop
engine was:
  • LS1- 345hp@5600 rpm
  • and 350lb/ft torqu@4400 rpm
  • OHV V-8
  • Displacment 346ci
  • compression ratio 10.1:1
  • 4speed auto or 6 speed Manual.

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1998 : New active handling system was designed for skids in severe cornering manouver. convertible was back after 1 year abscense. 31,084 corvette's produced.the '98 convertible was the first since '62 to have a true trunk !
the '98 indy 500 pace vette got intake and exhuast tweeksthat boosted its HP to 370. the '98 was the fourth vette to pace the indy 500.

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1999 :
new hardtop body style starting at $38,777. New heads up display. telescoping steering column.
11,161 convertibles madeand 18,078 coupes.
Hardtops only had 6 speed manual trans.

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2000 :
 Nothing new except the the new 5-spoke aluminum wheels that were redesigned

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2001 :
The hardtop is renamed Z06. Base price exceeds convertible price. LS1 gets 10lb/ft or torque and 5 hp.
Auto diming mirrors. New FE4 Suspension for Z06.
Engine Specs:
  • LS6 hp 385@6000
  • torqu  385@4800
  • 0-60  in  4.0seconds
  • 1/4 mile in 12.6 seconds.

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