The Generation 6 Corvette incorporates state-of-the-art Chevrolet Racing technologies that deliver superior high-quality performance with enhanced power, spectacular handling and excellent braking.
The most powerful and technologically advaned Sixth Generation Corvette is the ZR1 model which was released in 2009 with a supercharged engine ratied ar 638 horsepower and 604 ft-lbs torque.
The Sixth Generation Corvette offers several different models that are all Great American Sports Cars. The ZR1 Corvette and the Z06 Corvette are World Class Supercars.
The new Corvette also has a high-technology body designed with smaller exterior dimensions that are 5 inches shorter and 1 inch narrower than the C5. A precisely-built and technically-sophisticated interior provides impressive styling and sophisticated quality that offers improved ride comfort.
The sixth-generation Corvette also achieves lower vehicle weight, even with the addition of numerous new features. The Corvette Coupe weighs 3179 lbs and the Convertible is also lighter, with a base curb weight of 3,199 pounds, which is 49 pounds less than the 2004 C5 model. The optional power top mechanism adds just 14 pounds to the car’s weight.
LS2 6.0L V8 Engine – 400 HP
A new LS2 6.0-liter small-block V-8 is the standard engine in the C6 Corvette and is based on GM’s new Gen IV small-block family of engines.
The 364 cid LS2 develops 400 horsepower
and 400 ft-lb of torque. It is the largest,
most powerful standard small-block engine
ever offered in the Corvette. The LS2 engine
delivers impressive horsepower and great
efficiency, with an extraordinary combination
of horsepower and fuel economy making it
one of the world’s best all around high
The remarkable fuel
economy is estimated at 18 MPG city and 28
MPG highway with the standard six-speed
manual transmission and 17 MPG city & 27 MPG hwy with automatic transmission. This level of fuel efficiency is better than some family car sedans, which is what makes the LS2 engine even more impressive.
C6 Corvette Transmissions
Major revisions to the manual and automatic transmissions provide Corvette with significant improvements geared towards performance driving. The Tremec six-speed manual gearbox is available with two sets of ratios, one with more aggressive acceleration characteristics reserved for Corvette’s Z51 Performance Package that emulates the performance of the C5’s landmark Z06 model.
Improved shifting characteristics are another major improvement, with new synchronizers that reduce travel by 10 percent, and a shifter knob that is an inch shorter and redesigned for greatly improved driver operation.
The Hydra-Matic 4L65-E automatic transmission is an upgraded version of the C5’s 4L60-E, strengthened and revised to accommodate the LS2’s 400 lb.-ft. of torque. It includes GM’s advanced Performance Algorithm Shifting, which automatically selects the optimal gear for a given driving condition, making it great for performance driving and hard cornering. The transmission now shifts at higher revs to take advantage of the higher engine output.
Rolling Thunderz is dedicated to increasing the level of power & performance for the C6 Corvette’s LS2 engine with sophisticated cylinder head modifications and technologically advanced valve-train components.