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The 2005 Chevrolet Corvette

2005 Orange Corvette Coupe

The new 2005 Corvette is redesigned with a new engine, exposed headlights and the first navigation system offered in Corvette. The car is 5 inches shorter and 1 inch narrower it has improvements in virtually every area make this the best Corvette ever. The new LS2 engine produces 400 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft of torque. It is the largest most powerful standard small-block engine ever offered in Corvette. The new Hydra-Matic 4L65-E automatic transmission is a beefed up verions of the 4L60-E from the C5. It uses new algorithms developed for high speed driving and to take advantage of the higher engine output. The tires are 1 inch wider all around than the C5. The new keyless entry system unlocks the car when you get near it, it also has keyless push button start. The completely new suspension has been redesigned to provide excellent handling and a comfortable ride. Three suspensions are available, the standard for comfort and handling, the selectable Magnetic Selective Ride Control, and the Z51 Performance package. The Z51 package brings the new base Corvette almost to the level of the C5 Z06. A new power cinching latch for the rear hatch makes it much easier to close than the C5.

Production Options and Build Statistics

Total 2005 Corvettes Built - 37,372
Total 2005 Coupes - 26,728
Total 2005 Convertibles - 10,644

Coupe Serial Numbers: 1G1YY24U*55100001 to 1G1YY24U*55137372
Convertible Serial Numbers: 1G1YY34U*55100001 to 1G1YY34U*55137372

The "Vehicle Identification Number" (also VIN or serial number) is stamped on a plate on the inner vertical surface of the left windshield pillar visible through the windshield.

Position Character Description
1 1 US built
2 G General Motors Product
3 1 Chevrolet Motor Division Vehicle
4&5 YY Corvette
6 2 or 3 Body style number
2 = Two door hatchback style 07, 08, 77, or 87
3 = Two door convertible style 67
7 1 or 2 5=Passive automatic belts with driver inflatable restraint system
8 U LS2 400hp 5.7-liter V8
9 ? A check digit that calculates the characters in the serial number and gives it a single digit code and can be used to verify that the serial number is legitimate
10 5 The model year 5=2005
11 5 Bowling Green, Kentucky
12-17 100001 and up Production Sequence for Coupes and Convertibles

Production Options

RPO Description Cost Coupe Convertible Total
Prod. % Prod. % Prod. %
1SA Option  package $1,405 3,763 14.1 334 3.1 4,097 11%
1SB Option package $4,360 22,319 83.5% 10,306 96.8% 32,635 87.3
AAB Memory Package N/A 24,028 89.9% 10,328 97% 34,356 91.9%
AQ9 Pass & Drvr Recl Bucket seats $0 26,129 97.8% 10,644 100% 36,773 98.4%
AR9 Pass & Drvr Buck seats - European $0 599 2.2% 0 0% 599 1.6%
C2L Dual Roof Package $1,400 2,585 9.7% 0 0% 2,585 6.9%
CC3 Transparent Roof Panel $750 8,469 31.7 0 0% 8,469 22.7%
CF7 Non-Transparent Roof Panel $0 15,674 58.6% 0 0% 15,674 41.9%
CM7 Convertible top, power folding $1,995 0 0% 7,541 70.8% 7,541 20.2%
CV3 Mexico Export $0 68 0.3% 20 0.2% 88 0.2%
F55 Magnetic Selective Ride Control (Not avail. with Z51) $1,695 6,040 22.6% 3,001 28.2% 9,041 24.2%
FE1 Soft Ride Base Suspension $0 9,777 36.6% 3,209 30.1% 12,986 34.7%
FE3 Sport Ride Suspension $0 10,911 40.8% 4,434 41.7% 15,345 41.1%
FE9 Federal Emissions Certification $0 18,688 69.9% 7,741 72.7% 26,429 70.7%
G90 Rear Axle Ratio - 3.15 $395 10,297 38.5% 4,815 45.2% 15,112 40.4%
GU2 Rear Axle, 2.73 ratio $0 5,434 20.3% 1,834 17.2% 7,268 19.4%
GU6 Std. Axle Ratio 3.42:1 Sis Speed Manual $0 10,997 41.1% 3,995 37.5% 14,992 40.1%
J55 Heavy Duty Brakes N/A 11,478 42.9% 4,610 43.3% 16,088 43%
LS2 Std. 6.0L SFI Aluminum V8 400 hp Engine $0 26,728 100% 10,644 100% 37,372 100%
MAE Export Units (other than Canada and Mexico) $0 1,265 4.7% 487 4.6% 1,752 4.7%
MM6 6-speed Manual $0 4,595 17.2% 1,763 16.6% 6,358 17%
MX0 Elect. 4spd. Automatic Transmission with Overdrive $0 15,731 58.9% 6,649 62.5% 22,380 59.9%
MZ6 Six-Speed Manual Transmission w/ Z51 N/A 6,402 24% 2,232 21% 8,634 23.1%
N37 Steering Column, Power Telescope Manual Tilt N/A 22,793 85.3% 9,841 92.5% 32,634 87.3%
QG6 Painted Aluminum Wheels $0 7,948 29.7% 1,723 16.2% 9,671 25.9%
QG7 Polished Aluminum Wheels $1,295 18,303 68.5% 8,777 82.5% 27,080 72.5%
QX1 Gray Painted Aluminum Wheels N/A 477 1.8% 144 1.4% 621 1.7%
R8C Museum Delivery Package $490 504 1.9% 327 3.1% 831 2.2%
U2K Sound System Feature, XM Satellite Radio (available only on 1SB) $325 14,833 55.5% 7,063 66.4% 21,896 58.6%
U3U AM/FM CD w/DVD Navigation, Bose Prem (MP3) N/A 4,591 17.2% 85 0.8% 4,676 12.5%
UE1 OnStar System $696 13,216 49.4% 6,418 60.3% 19,634 52.5%
URB AM/FM CD w/DVD Navigation, Bose Prem System $1,400 7,691 28.8% 6,524 61.3% 14,215 38%
US8 Single CD Player with Radio N/A 2,700 10.1% 316 3.0% 3,016 8.1%
US9 Multiple CD Player/Radio N/A 11,510 43.1% 3,692 34.7% 15,202 40.7%
UV6 Head-Up Display N/A 24,028 89.9% 10,328 97% 34,356 91.9%
Z49 Canadian Options N/A 789 3.0% 459 4.3% 1,248 3.3%
Z51 Performance Handling Package: $1,495 10,911 40.8% 4,434 41.7% 15,345 41.1%

Color Options for 2005

Interior options for exterior colors are suggested by Chevrolet. Other combinations could be ordered.
RPO Color Paint Code Interior
Colors
Coupe Conv. Total
Prod. % Prod. % Prod. %
10U Arctic White N/A B-TR-G-C 1,472 5.5% 496 4.7% 1,968 5.3%
19U Lemans Blue Metallic - Premium Tint Coat Color - $300 cost N/A B-TR-G-C 2,718 10.2% 1,041 9.8% 3,759 10.1%
27U Precision Red - Discontinued October 2004 N/A B-TR-G-C 1,274 4.8% 30 0.3% 1,304 3.5%
41U Black N/A B-TR-G-C 5,467 20.5% 2,528 23.8% 7,995 21.4%
45U Velocity Yellow N/A N/A 359 1.3% 401 3.8% 760 2.0%
67U Machine Silver Metallic N/A B-TR-G-C 4,789 17.9% 2,076 19.5% 6,865 18.4%
71U Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic N/A B-TR-G-C 2,379 8.9% 602 5.7% 2,981 8.0%
74U Victory Red - Avail. after October 2004 N/A B-TR-G-C 3,285 12.3% 2,332 21.9% 5,617 15%
79U Millennium Yellow Clear Coast - Premium Tint Coat Color - $750 cost N/A B-TR-G-C 1,646 6.2% 356 3.3% 2,002 5.4%
80U Red Jewel N/A B-TR-G-C 358 1.3% 359 3.4% 717 1.9%
86U Magnetic Red Metallic II - Premium Paint - $750 cost N/A B-TR-G-C 2,981 11.2% 423 4.0% 3,404 9.1%
Color Codes: B=Black, C=Light Cashmere, CR=Cobalt Red, G=Gray

Interior Colors

RPO Color Coupe Convertible Total
Prod. % Prod. % Prod. %
02I Cobalt Red 1,156 4.3% 554 5.2% 1,710 4.6%
19I Black 15,834 59.2% 6,927 65.1% 22,761 60.9%
31I Light Cashmere 7,051 26.4% 2,121 19.9% 9,172 24.5%
36I Steel Gray 2,687 10.1% 1,042 9.8% 3,729 10.0%

Convertible Top Color Codes

RPO Color Production %
35T Gray Beige 1,204 11.3%
37T Titan Gray 286 2.7%
41T Black 9,154 24.5%

2005 Corvette Specifications

Mechanical Dimensions

Feature Coupe
Wheelbase 105.7inches / 2686mm
Overall length 174.6 inches / 4435mm
Overall width 72.6 inches / 1844mm
Overall height 49.1 inches / 1246mm
Front tread 62.1 inches / 1577mm
Rear tread 60.7 inches / 1542mm
Standard Tires Front/Rear Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-2
Extended Mobility
Front:  P245/40ZR-18
Rear:  P285/35ZR-19
RPO Z51 Tires Front/Rear Goodyear Eagle F1 SC
Extended Mobility
Asymmetric Tread
Front:  P245/40ZR-18
Rear:  P285/35ZR-19
Steering Speed sensitive, magnetic-controlled, hydraulic power-assisted, rack-and-pinion.
Front suspension Short/long arm (SLA). Cast aluminum upper & lower control arms. Transverse, composite leaf spring. Stabilizer bar. Monotube shock absorbers.
Rear suspension Short/long arm (SLA). Cast aluminum upper & lower control arms. Transverse, composite leaf spring. Stabilizer bar. Monotube shock absorbers.
Brakes Antilock four-wheel power disc
Brake Rotors (Base) Front:  12.8 x 1.26 / 325 x 32;
Rear:  12.0 x 1 / 305 x 26
Brake Rotors (Z51) Front:  13.4 x 1.26 / 340 x 32
Rear:  13.0 x 1 / 330 x 26
Body Construction Steel frame w. hydroformed side rails. Aluminum & magnesium cockpit structure. Aluminum chassis components. Composite body panels 
Fuel Tank 18.0 gallons / 68.1

Engine Specifications

Feature Base Engine RPO LS2
Displacement 6.0l / 364cid / 5970cc
Bore & Stroke 4" x 3.62" / 101.6mm x 92mm
Block Material Cast Aluminum
Cylinder Head Material Cast Aluminum
Valvetrain OHV, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel Supply SEFI (sequential electronic fuel injection)
Compression ratio 10.9:1
Horsepower 400hp / 298kw @ 6000rpm
Torque 400 lb.-ft @ 4400
Recommended Fuel 93 octane recommended, not required
Maximum Engine Speed 6500 rpm
Estimated Fuel Economy Manual: 19 city/ 28 highway / 23 combined
Automatic 18 city/ 25 highway/ 21 combined
 


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