Chevy Corvette “C6” (2005-2013)

C6 Mechanicals

  • 2005
    • Engine: LS2 6.0L V8, 400 HP
    • Transmission: 4-speed automatic or 6-speed manual
  • 2006
    • New 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • 2006 Z06
    • Engine: LS7 7.0L V8, 505 HP
    • Transmission: 6-speed manual
    • Note that this engine has a history of problems with the heads, and it’s an expensive thing to fix. Watch out for that if you are in the market for a used C6 Z06 (“c6z”).
  • 2008
    • Engine: LS3 6.2L V8, 430 HP
    • Transmission: unchanged
    • Other changes: aux-in on non-nav models, new key fob
  • 2009 C6 ZR1
    • Engine: LS9 6.2L supercharged V8, 638 HP
    • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • 2010 Grand Sport trim introduced
    • Engine: same LS3 as the base
    • Z06 breaks
    • Suspension upgrades
    • Body kit
  • 2012 Centennial Edition Package available for all models
  • 2013 C6 427
    • Same LS7 as the Z06 but available as a convertible

C6 trim levels

  • 2005
    • 1SX (base)
      • Push-button start
      • HID headlights
    • 1SA
      • +$1,405
      • Power seats
      • Electrochromic rear-view mirror and driver-side mirror
    • 1SB
      • +$4,360
      • Heated seats
      • Heads-up display
      • 6-disk CD changer
      • HomeLink
  • 2006
    • Base
      • Push-button start
      • HID headlights
    • 2LT
      • +$1,495
      • Power seats
      • Electrochromic rear-view mirror and driver-side mirror
      • XM satellite radio
    • 3LT
      • +$4,795
      • Heated seats
      • Heads-up display
      • 6-disk CD changer
      • HomeLink
  • 2008-2013
    • 1LT (base)
      • Push-button start
      • HID headlights
    • 2LT
      • +$1,495
      • Power seats
      • Electrochromic rear-view mirror and driver-side mirror
      • XM satellite radio
    • 3LT
      • +$4,505
      • Heated seats
      • Heads-up display
      • 6-disk CD changer
      • HomeLink
    • 4LT
      • +$8,005
      • Leather wrap

Source: “Cars, Costs, and Technology” buyer’s guide video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKJt5LiABaw)

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