For nearly 50 years, the Corvette has had a special place in America’s garage. Crafted from a precise blend of power, performance, style and comfort, Corvette’s success has been based on a willingness to embrace advancing technology while remaining true to its heritage. Today’s Corvette exemplifies this philosophy like no other.
The fifth-generation Corvette, or C5, made its debut in 1997. It was the first complete Corvette redesign since 1984. While the basic concept is the same as it was in 1953, a two-seat plastic-bodied all-American sports car — the C5 shares almost nothing with previous-generation Corvettes. The wheelbase is longer, the track is wider, structural rigidity is far higher, and there are far fewer pieces in the whole assembly, which improves rigidity and quality. It offers vastly improved ride quality — and performance — over the fourth-generation Corvette.
To maximize the power in the ’02 Z06 5.7-liter V-8, 405 hp, GM Powertrain engineers took out weight and impedances to airflow throughout the LS6 V-8 engine. The valves now have hollow stems and the air cleaner has a smoother flow pattern. By ditching twin catalytic converters near the exhaust manifold, they shaved a little poundage. The six-speed transmission has been stoutened, too, with thicker clutch discs and stronger damper springs.
High-Performance Millenium Yellow 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Standard equipment includes: Air conditioning, antilock brakes with four-wheel discs, a driver information center, remote keyless entry, retractable headlights, Bose speakers, 6-way power seats, traction control with active handling and Dual front airbags. Performance Options include: Performance CORSA mufflers, Stainless Steel Headers, Hi-Performance front upgrade rotors, Halltech Cold Air Intake and Pro Shift lite. Optional extras include: head-up display, dual-zone climate controls and in-dash CD player. This is a fast, aggressive, Powerful Millenium Yellow C5 Z06.