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View Poll Results: You like the new Vette?
Hell ya 157 74.41%
Hell no 14 6.64%
it's ok 34 16.11%
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Old 09-03-2005, 11:21 PM   #76
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Re: New 2005 Corvette C6

Watch Speed channel later today. In about an hour....Special on the Z06.

6 ET I believe.
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press release

10-27-2005

GM Announces Corvette Chief Engineer David Hill to Retire

Tom Wallace to lead performance car team

DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. announced today that David Hill, currently GM vehicle chief engineer (VCE) for Corvette and vehicle line executive (VLE) for performance cars, will retire effective Jan. 1, 2006 after more than 41 years of dedicated service.

Tom Wallace will replace Hill as vehicle line executive – performance cars and vehicle chief engineer for the Corvette. Additionally, he will assume responsibilities for compact rear-wheel-drive performance cars including Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky. Wallace currently is VLE for small/midsize trucks.

Lori Queen, currently VLE compact cars and the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky , is appointed VLE for small/midsize trucks, replacing Tom Wallace.

“David Hill has taken the Corvette to heights that few of us can imagine. In terms of performance, refinement and value, he has truly helped to make Corvette second to none. Dave is a true car guy who will take his rightful place among the legends of Corvette lore,” said Bob Lutz, General Motors vice chairman, global product development.

“What do you do to replace a guy like Dave? You do your best to get another one. Tom Wallace also is a car guy and racer who will make a perfect choice to lead the Corvette and Performance team. Besides, Tom was Dave’s choice too. That should tell you all you need to know,” Lutz concluded.

Hill has a rich history with GM since joining Cadillac Motor Car Division in 1964. He moved through various engineering positions and was named an executive in 1979.

In 1982, he was named chief engineer of the Cadillac Allante. Following the introduction of the Northstar engine in 1992 in the two seat luxury roadster, Hill assumed chief engineer responsibilities for the Cadillac Deville and Concours.

Hill was named in 1993 as chief engineer for the Chevrolet Corvette, only the third chief engineer for the sports car in the vehicle’s 53-year history. In 1995, Hill was named vehicle line executive for performance cars and led the development of the fifth generation Corvette and the introduction of the Cadillac XLR.

Last year, Hill launched the latest sixth generation Corvette followed by the introduction of the new 505 hp Corvette Z06 for 2006.

Hill holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan .

Wallace has been with GM since 1966 when he joined Buick Motor Division in Flint , Mich. He was named to an executive engineering position in 1980 while still with Buick and was later named to the GM Truck Group in 1995. Wallace holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Kettering University (formerly GMI), and is a Sloan Fellow, earning a master’s in business administration from Stanford University .

Wallace and his team were responsible for the development and launch of Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Colorado , GMC Canyon and Chevrolet SSR. Additionally, he led the highly successful launch of the Saab 9-7X and the HUMMER H3.

An avid performance car enthusiast, Wallace has enjoyed competing in both amateur and professional road racing, rally car and drag racing. He started racing with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) more than 30 years ago and has raced in a variety of Sedan and GT classes with race-prepped Oldsmobile, Buick and Chevrolet models.

Queen received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University (formerly GMI). She recently led the launches of some of GM’s most successful products currently in the market: Chevrolet Cobalt and HHR, Saturn ION, the Pontiac Solstice and the soon to be released Saturn Sky.

Queen has been with GM since 1974 and has held numerous Engineering positions, including vehicle chief and VLE assignments for both cars and trucks.


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Katech builds the 7 liter V-8 engine for the Corvette C6-Rs.

http://www.katechengines.com/katech_inc/

Pratt & Miller builds the chassis for the Corvette C6-Rs. Both companies are located in Michigan.

http://prattmiller.com/home.php
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Re: New 2005 Corvette C6

i think its the nicest Vette by far.....and one hell of a deal for the price! Porsche and Ferrari compare in speed and handling, but you could have 2 or 3 C6's for that price....all in all its an amazing machine.
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2006 Corvette with the Z51 package.



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First customer Corvette C6-R purchased

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Friday, 16 December 2005

As reported on Virages.net, a regular competitor in the Belcar series, PSI, has purchased the first customer Chevrolet Corvette C6.R. The Belgian team which also took delivery the ex-Pacific Coast Motorsports Corvette C5-R, will be campaigning the Corvette C6.R chassis nr 002 in Europe. Their original plan was to enter the C5-R in the Le Mans Series as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Spa. Now with their new C6.R beast, it could mean an expanded program. "I bought the Corvette C6.R chassis nr 002 that competed in Le Mans and the ALMS in 2005. With a C5-R that’s "up to date" bought from P.C.M, I think that P.S.I. will be well armed for 2006." Philippe Tillié, from PSI explained.
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Re: New 2005 Corvette C6

I voted "hell yea" but ONLY the Z06 gets the full "hell yea". The regular vette is (and always has been) a good car. BUT...the Z06 truly is an amazing piece of art...I say art cuz that's a good way to put it. The way they used so many race technologies (dry sump oiling, tasteful carbon fiber weight reduction, even the way the engine is mounted in the car, etc) AND still kept the car comfortable for every day use is really cool. But...if I had ~$70,000 layin around, I'd STILL restore a Z car over buying a new Z06. Why? Cuz I'd rather have a brand "new" turbo Z31 (84-89 300ZX...88 or 89, preferably) than anything else I've ever seen cuz I could have the "new" Z31 for waaaaaaay less than that and the "new" Z31 would easily be able to hang with anything else on the road by the time I'm halfway through that ~70 grand.

But, believe me...if I had $140,000 to spend and/or all my toys already, I'd definately have the Z06 in the running to be used as a daily driver...
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The Le Mans-winning (# 64 and ALMS #4) Corvette C6-R has arrived at the Psi Experience shop.


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