The 1997 C5 Corvette
The 1997 C5 Corvette is precisely the
that Corvette lovers
around the globe have been
The all new all-aluminum
LS1 5.7L V8 is the best
engine designed since
the legendary 7 liter ZL-1
and the non-production
6.1 liter Grand Sport.
The firing order has
been changed to improve
This new LS1 does have
its own unique exhaust
sound when compared
to the classic chevy
small block that just celebrated
it's 42nd birthday!
This engine can propel the Corvette through
the quarter mile in 13.2 seconds and reach a
terminal speed of 109 MPH!!
We are talking about serious 60's Muscle here
with this LS1 engine. Best of all, this car
achieve over 25 MPG on the highway!!
Many owners have decided to personalize their
Corvettes by polishing the factory aluminum
What a dramatic change !
The most significant design change is without
a doubt, the rear mounted transmission.
Both an automatic and a manual transmission
are available with this new C5. Photos will be
posted as soon as they are available!
With all the new technology that is
into this latest and greatest Corvette, only
the passing of time will we know if the C5
Corvette will attain the legendary status
that it's ancestors achieved.