The Prodrive Ferrari led most of the race, but with under 12 hours to go both the Prodrive cars had problems causing them to pit and lose laps. The racing-inspired FE4 suspension used for the Z06 is stiffer again than any offered on the base model C5, and is unique to that model with no optional suspensions offered. This article’s lead section may not adequately summarize key points of its contents. The floor boards on the C5 are a composite sandwich of SMC with balsa wood in the middle. The LS1 engine initially produced 345 hp (257 kW), subsequently increased in 2001 to 350 hp (261 kW). The 4L60-E automatic transmission carried over from previous models, but the manual was replaced by a Borg-Warner T-56 6-speed capable of a 175 mph (282 km/h) top speed. With reliability and maintenance-free service built in, they provide sustainable and cost-effective replacements for traditional mercury-containing arc lamps.
Please discuss this issue on the article’s talk page. (February 2017) This article is about the fifth generation Chevrolet Corvette (C5). For general Corvette information, see Chevrolet Corvette. Starting with the 2002 model year, the LS6 engine output was increased to 405 hp (302 kW) due to a larger CFM air intake, stiffer valve springs, lighter sodium filled valves and more aggressive camshaft lift and timing. The PDF files are provided under strict licence.
Also in 2003 the yellow paint was dropped in favor of a special red, white, and blue color scheme to commemorate the Corvette’s 50th anniversary. The all aluminum LS1 overhead valve engine is much lighter than its cast iron predecessor, the LT1, and provides for a much lower hoodline when compared to an overhead cam design of relative displacement. However, at Le Mans the Prodrive Ferraris spoiled the anniversary and hopes for a three-in-a-row victory in the GTS class. 2004 Corvette C5-R came back in 2004 and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in their class.