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  Chevrolet Corvette C5 Z06

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Country of origin:United States
Produced in:2002
Source:Company press release
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Click here to download printer friendly versionThe 20bhp added compared to the 2000 Corvette Z06 makes the 2002 Z06 is the quickest production Corvette ever built. This upgrade to the LS6 engine's output is the result of new hollow stem valves, a higher-lift camshaft, a low restriction mass air flow (MAF) sensor and a new low restriction air cleaner design. Eliminating the PUP converter from the exhaust system enables better flow of spent gasses and reduces vehicle weight, without compromising Corvette's NLEV (National Low Emission Vehicle) status.
The second-generation Active Handling system comes as standard equipment. The system features dynamic rear brake proportioning to prevent rear wheel lockup, and rear brake stability control to assist the driver in maintaining control under light braking and high acceleration conditions. It also has integral traction control calibrated to allow drivers to experience the Corvette's power and handling while controlling excessive wheelspin. The system's on/off switch and Competitive Mode enables drivers to disengage the traction control feature without giving up Active Handling's other benefits. The Corvette's Head-Up Display (HUD) projects vehicle speed and many other gauges digitally on the windshield ahead of the steering wheel, enabling drivers to keep their eyes on the road.

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