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 |  Aug 04 2014, 9:02 AM

2. C6 Chevrolet Corvette

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Any list of chassis codes would be incomplete without mentioning the Chevrolet Corvette, which is known by a C followed by the generation of the car. Our favorite is the C6 (although the new C7 may change that).

Available between 2004 and 2013, the C6 used a variety of potent V8 engines throughout its production. Depending on the trim level, among them is the “tame” 6.0-liter V8 engine that offers 400 horsepower, or the huge 7.0-liter LS7 that makes 505 hp. Of course the high-performance ZR-1 used a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 638 hp.

The C6 is noteable for bringing so much performance to so many people and even introduced new features to the Corvette formula – namely technology. With the ZR1 model, buyers could have the magnetic-ride suspension setup, which helped the car handle compete against higher performing vehicles than it ever could before.

  • augie

    this is a fun, car-geeky list. i owned an e46 3-series, but strangely feel the e30 m3 is still bmw’s most iconic car. i think the audi b5 a4 was a great classic design and perhaps their first real mass market success.

    and am i the only person who thinks the car companies could be a little more creative in picking chassis codes that aren’t so close to the model names themselves, so as to not utterly confuse us all? how about porsche’s new 2023 911, chassis code: chameleon?

  • http://dbcooper.livejournal.com P.F. Bruns

    There’s also the P71 Panther Police Interceptor package for the Ford Crown Victoria, a mainstay of police forces (and of course, reconditioned as a mainstay of taxi and limo fleets) throughout most of the U.S.

  • sawyer

    It’s a little hard to read this list and not see the term “E30″ pop up.

  • Jamal

    Agreed. E30 is THE BMW chassis code. Forget E46.

  • Killa

    I’ve always been an R32 GT-R fan.

  • Rickers

    Really? That car is an overrated POS.

  • Goldo1802

    Where is the MkIV Supra? -_-