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2005 Corvette
The 2005 Corvette was updated with more angular styling and a shorter body length.
C6 Corvette open headlights 2005 Corvette steering wheel
Right: for 2005, the first year of the C5 generation, open headlights returned to the Corvette design. Left: For 2005 only the steering wheel was a four spoke design.

Below: A convertible was available for 2005.

2005 C6 Corvette convertible


2006 Corvette Z06
The Z06, after being skipped over for 2005, was reintroduced for 2006.
2006 Corvette Z06 functional rear brake cooling scoop 2006 Corvette Z06 cold air induction inlet 2006 Corvette Z06 Gurney lips
Styling cues exclusive to the Z06; Left: Functional rear brake cooling scoop. Middle: Cold air induction opening at the nose feeds the engine air intake and allows easy id of the Z06 status. Right: An aerodynamic aid called "Gurney lips" in honor of driving legend Dan Gurney is part of the lower front bodywork.

Below: Front and rear fender flares, made necessary by the higher performance tires, distinguished the Z06.

Corvette Z06 Corvette Z06
The steering wheel went from a four spoke style in 2005 to a more contemporary three spoke in '06.
2006 Corvette six speed automatic transmission paddle shifter Right: The new for 2006 six speed automatic transmission was equipped with paddle shifters.
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Jeff Wallsays...

The 1966 Covette script is also straight up and down, while the 1965 script is slanted right.

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