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1997 C5 Corvette
A Brave New Corvette World
Performance car standards, along with customer's expectations, had changed. Until recently high performance meant comfort sacrifices. Bone rattling, noisy and uncomfortable rides was the price of speed and there was no getting around it. But technology had changed and when the latter part of the 1990s arrived, going fast did not require self imposed torture.
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this car has many performance upgrades as well as sound system modifications. The motor is a MTI 347 Forged with 12,000 miles and 368 WHP (have dyno sheet) (more)
The C5 was introduced in 1997. It was an entirely new car; more so than any other Corvette generation in that all major elements - the drivetrain, the chassis and the body - had not appeared before.
Something else was new: when describing the C5, road testers used the word "refined", which was not how previous Corvettes were labeled. It's not that the Corvette was going soft in its later years; the difference was in the state of the automotive art.
For Corvette fans, the C5 represents a watershed moment in Corvette development. The C5 chassis and drivetrain layout would be essentially the same through the C6 and C7 generations or 23 model years. Consequential changes only appeared with the C8 mid-engine layout - a testimony to the soundness of the C5 chassis design.
The output of the LS1 was 345 hp - only 30 hp less than the ZR-1 as introduced in 1990. Engine RPM was limited to 6,000 RPM
1997 Corvette Options, Prices
|AAB||Memory Package||6,186 (63.43%)||$150.00|
|AG2||Power Passenger Seat||8,951 (91.79%)||$305.00|
|AQ9||Sport Seats||6,711 (68.82%)||$625.00|
|B34||Floor Mats||9,371 (96.09%)||$25.00|
|B84||Body Side Moldings||4,366 (44.77%)||$75.00|
|C2L||Dual Removable Roof Panels||416 (4.27%)||$950.00|
|CC3||Removable Roof Panel, blue tint (coupe)||7,213 (73.96%)||$650.00|
|CJ2||Electronic Dual Zone Air Conditioning||7,999 (82.02%)||$365.00|
|D42||Luggage Shade and Parcel Net||8,315 (85.26%)||$50.00|
|F45||Selective Real Time Damping, electronic||3,094 (31.73%)||$1,695.00|
|G92||Performance Axle Ratio (Automatic only)||2,739 (28.09%)||$100.00|
|MN6||6-Speed Manual Transmission||2,809 (28.80%)||$815.00|
|NG1||Massachusetts / New York Emissions||677 (6.94%)||$170.00|
|T96||Fog Lamps||8,829 (90.54%)||$69.00|
|U1S||Remote Compact 12-Disc Changer||4,496 (46.10%)||$600.00|
|UN0||Delco Stereo System with CD||6,282 (64.42%)||$100.00|
|V49||Front License Plate Frame||2,258 (23.15%)||$15.00|
|YF5||California Emissions||885 (9.08%)||$170.00|
|Z51||Performance Handling Package||1,077 (11.04%)||$350.00|
Notes: Base Corvette Coupe with 346 cu. in. 345 hp engine and four speed automatic transmission: $37,495.00.
|10||Arctic White||1,341 (13.75%)||Black / Light Gray / Red|
|13||Sebring Silver Metallic||2,164 (22.19%)||Black / Light Gray / Red|
|23||Nassau Blue Metallic||292 (2.99%)||Black / Light Gray / Red|
|41||Black||2,393 (24.54%)||Black / Light Gray / Red|
|53||Light Carmine Red Metalli||381 (3.91%)||Black / Light Gray|
|70||Torch Red||3,026 (31.03%)||Black / Light Gray / Red|
|87||Fairway Green Metallic||155 (1.59%)||Black / Light Gray / Red|
Notes: Listed are recommended color combinations but any combination was possible.
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