Gateway Classic Cars of Denver welcomes this 2003 Corvette!
This is a 2 owner car. This one has the Lingenfelter Performance Package engine upgrade to a LS6 (Darton Sleeved Factory LS1 Block) which brings the engine up to 8.63L (Z06 Equivalent) and 530 HP. The Transmission has been changed from a Manual Gearbox to a MXO performance 4 Speed W/ overdrive. The 3:42 Rear Gear was also upgraded from the Stock 2:73. New engine codes to go with the Engine Modification.
The C5 was the most completely redesigned Corvette since the Corvette's inception in 1953. Production of the C5 Corvette actually began in 1996 but quality/manufacturing issues saw its release to the public in mass delayed until 1997, and continuing through the 2004 model year. The C5 was a completely new design that featured many new concepts and manufacturing breakthroughs that would be carried forward to the C6 & C7. It had a top speed of 176 mph (283 km/h) and was judged by the automotive press as a breakthrough with vastly improved dynamics in nearly every area over the previous C4 design. Innovations included a 0.29 drag coefficient, near 50/50 weight distribution, active handling (the first ever stability control for a Corvette), and electronic power steering assistance. It also weighed less than the C4.
An all new LS1 aluminum engine (Gen III small block) featured individual ignition coils for each cylinder, and aluminum block and pistons. It was initially rated at 345 bhp (257 kW) and 350 lb?ft (470 N?m), but was increased to 350 bhp (260 kW) in the 2001 edition. The new engine, combined with the new body, was able to achieve up to 28 mpg on the highway.
For its first year, the C5 was available only as a coupe, although the new platform was designed from the ground up to be a convertible, which returned in 1998, followed by the fixed-roof coupe (FRC) in 1999. One concept for the FRC was for it to be a stripped-down model with a possible V6 engine (nicknamed in-house as the "Billy Bob"). By 2000, FRC plans laid the groundwork for the return in 2001 of the Z06, an RPO option not seen since Zora's 1963 race-ready Corvette.
The Z06 model replaced the FRC model as the highest performance C5 Corvette. Instead of a heavier double-overhead cam engine like the ZR-1 of the C4 generation, the Z06 used an LS6, a 385 bhp (287 kW) derivative of the standard LS1 engine. Using the much more rigid fixed roof design allowed the Z06 unprecedented handling thanks to upgraded brakes and less body flex. Those characteristics, along with the use of materials such as a titanium exhaust system and a carbon fiber hood in the 2004 model year, led to further weight savings and performance gains for the C5 Z06. The LS6 was later upgraded to 405 bhp (302 kW)for 2002-2004. Although the Z06's rated power output equal to that of the C4 ZR-1, the improved rigidity, suspension, brakes, and reduced weight of the C5 produced a car quicker than C4 ZR-1
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Body Type : Other
Exterior Color : Torch Red
Interior Color : Black
Engine : 8.63L
Transmission : 4 Speed Automatic
Asking price : $35,000
Terms : Best Offer
For Sale By : Dealer
AC, Air Bags, Alarm, AM/FM Stereo, CD Player, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Tilt /Telescopic
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2003 Chevrolet Corvette #738-DEN