Chevrolet Corvette C5 1997-2004


May 2, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Chevrolet Corvette C5 (1997)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
172
0-50 mph
3.7
0-60 mph
4.8
0-100 mph
11.5
1/4 mile
13.3
BHP
345 @5600rpm
Torque lbft
350 @4400rpm
BHP per ton
235
Engine capacity CC/CU
5666/346
Engine type
V8 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.1:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
6
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
179.7
Width (in)
73.4
Height (in)
47.7
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3230
Additional Info: 1997-2000 as above. 2001 saw an increase of 5bhp and slight increase in performance. Also in 2001 the Z06 made an appearance with the 385bhp LS6 engine, 0-60 in 4.5 secs, 1/4 mile in 13 secs. 2002-2004 the Z06 is now rated at 405bhp (although many will see closer to 425bhp), 0-60 in around 4 secs, 1/4 mile in 12.5 secs and possible quicker in the right hands. The C5-R was a special race vehicle made for GM racing.

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