|1997 - 2004|
|5.7L V8 (LS1)|
|345 bhp @ 5,600 rpm|
|350 lb·ft @ 4,400 rpm|
|1,472 kg (3,245 lbs)|
|172 mph (277 km/h)|
|No Audio Preview Available|
The C5 Corvette is a sports car built between 1997 and 2004. The 1997 C5 is fitted with a 5.7L LS1 V8 producing 345bhp and 350ft-lb of torque with either a 4-speed automatic or 6-speed manual gearbox.
Need for Speed III: Hot PursuitEdit
The C5 is available to both cops and racers as a Class B vehicle in Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit. The pursuit variant of the C5 is not available to players in the PlayStation 1 release due to the lack of a cop mode.
An Indy 500 Pace Car Corvette C5 Convertible is available as an addon for the PC release which has identical performance to the standard C5. Originally it was included in copies of the game sold at Walmart.
Need for Speed: High StakesEdit
The C5 Convertible appears in Need for Speed: High Stakes as a class A car, competing with the Chevrolet Camaro Z28, Pontiac Firebird and the Jaguar XKR in the PC release. It is rated as the best car in its class
The Corvette Convertible can be purchased for $50,000 in career mode in the PC release. Again the Corvette is praised for its handling but possesses a high top speed and a quicker acceleration.
The C5 Coupe returns in the Playstation 1 release while its a class A car it doesn't compete with the Camaro, Firebird or XKR but instead with the Ferrari 550.
The Corvette C5 Coupe can be purchased for $60,000 in the Playstation 1 release.
It also has a tendency to oversteer in some low speed turns. The Pursuit Corvette C5 coupe is unlocked in the PlayStation 1 release upon the player arresting 10 speeders with the Pursuit Chevrolet Caprice. The Pursuit Corvette C5 is available from the start in the PC release.
A Race Bred Pro Cup Corvette C5 coupe appears in the PlayStation 1 release of Need for Speed: High Stakes. It is unlocked once the player places 1st in the Corvette Cup only in the Brazilian, European & North American releases.
|Chevrolet Corvette (Model Range)|
|C2 • C3 • C4 ZR1 • C5 • C5 Z06 • C6 • C6 Z06 • C6 ZR1 • C6 Grand Sport|
C6 Z06 Carbon Limited Edition • C6.R (GT1) • Z06.R (GT3)