Over eight generations, America’s sweetheart sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette has turned heads and kindled fires in hearts. Each generation of Corvette carried something distinctive to mark it out from the rest, be it aggressive styling, pop-up headlamps, or with the latest generation, a mid-mounted engine. Not all changes were exterior, though. Take the sixth generation, for example. It sported a shorter and tighter design, but increased interior space, and weight-saving measures. If you’re after a sixth-gen ‘Vette, this 2006 Chevrolet Corvette is an ideal candidate. Bearing just 20,500 miles, this Ohio car is just the ticket to ownership.
The sixth-generation (C6) was a refinement of the fifth on the outside. Nevertheless, the dimensions were tightened up, with the car actually being 5 inches shorter than the C5, but boasting a longer wheelbase, pushing the wheels further to the corners. The sixth generation also lost the iconic pop-up headlamps due to tighter crash regulations, replacing them with a sleek set of fixed headlamps, and fog lamps directly beneath, nestled in the front bumper. This 2006 Chevrolet Corvette wears a black paint job, which is ideal for those who eschew the typical bright red, yellow or blue offerings. It rolls on a set of five-spoke silver alloys, with the signature quad tailpipes proudly protruding at the rear. The interior is also featured in black with two bucket seats, dual-zone climate control, an aftermarket touchscreen infotainment unit, heated mirrors, paddle shifters for the automatic gearbox on the steering wheel, and keyless entry. There’s also a suitably spacious boot beneath the large rear glass window, making the Corvette a suitable grand tourer as well as sports car. The driver is faced with a clear set of analog dials and digital odometer
This 2006 Chevrolet Corvette is driven by an LS2 6.0L V8 that puts out 400hp and 400lb-ft to the rear wheels via a six-speed GM 6L80 automatic transmission. 2006 was the first year of this transmission being offered in the Corvette, just one year earlier, the sole automatic option was a four-speeder. You can manually shift through gears via steering-mounted paddle shifters or leave the transmission to do it’s thing at will. The automatic gearbox doesn’t blunt performance, as Chevrolet still claimed a four-second zero-to-sixty dash with it.
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