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Corvette Terms

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C1:
1953 - 1962 Corvettes, also known as the "Straight Axle" Corvettes.


C2:
1963 - 1967 Corvettes, also known as the "Mid Year" Corvettes.


C3:
1968 - 1983 Corvettes.


C4:
1983 - 1996 Corvettes.


C5:
1997 - 2004 Corvettes.


C5R:
A C5 based race car highly successful at LeMans, Daytona and Sebring.


C6:
2006 - 2013 Corvettes.


C7:
2014 - ? Corvettes


Cafaro, John:
Corvette designer credited with the styling of the C5.


CAGS:
Computer Aided Gear Selection. A fuel economy feature introduced in 1989 that skipped second and third gears during casual driving.


Callaway:
Callaway Engineering produced a series of modified Corvettes some of which were sold through Chevrolet dealers. See callawaycars.com for more information.


CERV:
Short for Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle. A series of race / show cars built for R&D efforts.


Clamshell:
A hood design that hinges at the front and offers access to the engine, tires and suspension. Used in the C4 Corvettes.


Cole, Ed:
GM executive who was an early proponent of the Corvette.


Correct:
Parts, accessories and options that were installed by the factory and a term that is sometimes a source of controversy. For example, a CD player installed in a 1960 Corvette would not be considered "correct".


Corss-Fire Injection:
An early electronic fuel injection system used in 1982 to 1984 Corvettes.


Corvette:
A small, light and easily maneuverable warship after which the Chevrolet sports car was named. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corvette.


Cowl Vents:
Vents mounted near the cowl in front of the windshield in C1 and C2 Corvettes.


Cusinart:
A wheel style used in 1991 Corvettes, nicknamed due to the design similarity with the food processor.

1991 Corvette wheel


Corvette Terms

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