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Chevrolet Corvette C5-R (C5) '00
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Appears in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo Concept
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Standard
Interior in GT6 Simple
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Drivetrain FR
Engine Chevrolet LS1, bored and stroked to 7.0L
Max Power 591 BHP
Performance Points 607 PP
Max Torque 68.40 kgf.m
Weight 1,139 kilograms (2,510 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 1.93 kg (4.3 lb) per horsepower

The Chevrolet Corvette C5-R (C5) '00 is a race car produced by Chevrolet. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport. It also appears in Gran Turismo Concept.

The car appears to be the #64, driven by Franck Fréon, Andy Pilgrim, and Kelly Collins, who participated in the GTS class of the 2000 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car finished the race in 10th place overall, achieving the 3rd place in its class.

In-game descriptionEdit

"A 5th generation Corvette race car; unstoppable in its class at Le Mans."



In 1997, the Corvette entered its C5 evolution. The following year, it was announced that Chevrolet would be making a return to GT racing in '99 with a factory-works Corvette.

This new weapon was named the C5-R. Zora Duntov, the "Father of the Corvette", had long harbored dreams of seeing a factory racer based on a standard Corvette battling it out on the world stage. At the C5-R announcement ceremony, it was declared that this was to be the realization of this dream. With this declaration, the passion that Chevrolet had poured into this car became obvious.

The C5-R is based on the standard Corvette body, but the frame had been greatly reinforced, and the body panels are all made of CFRP. The suspension, brakes, and drive-train were all specially[1] designed for racing. The engine specs were not made public as first, and became clear just before the start of the 2002 season, when 5 units were sold for private racing use.

The engine was not based on the LS6, the most powerful engine for the standard C5, but the more basic LS1. This was bored and stroked to the very limits, increasing displacement to 7L, while compression was raised to 12.5, virtually at the limit of its wedge-shaped combustion chambers. Even in the 2001 works specification engine for endurance racing which leaves a generous margin for durability, maximum output surpassed 611 HP. Power output probably has been increased even further in subsequent years.

Following its debut, the C5-R would go on to race in the American Le Mans Series, the SCCA Grand-Am Series, and the 24-hours of Le Mans. It faced a powerful lineup of rivals like the Porsche 911 GT2 and Viper GTS-R, but the C4-R proved itself to be the best in its class.


AcquisitionEdit

GT3Edit

The player can acquire this car in three ways:

  • Purchasing it at the Chevrolet dealership for 1,000,000 Credits.
  • Completing 50% of the game.
  • Winning the Super Speedway 150 Miles endurance race. It has a chance of 1/4 (25% of probability) to come as a prize car.

It's also one of the available S-Class cars in Arcade Mode.

GT ConceptEdit

This car is available to the player in Arcade Mode from the beginning.

GT4Edit

This car can be bought at the Chevrolet Legendary Cars Dealership for 1,000,000 Credits.

GT PSPEdit

This car can be purchased from the Chevrolet dealership (at random occasions) for 1,500,000 Credits.

GT5Edit

This car is a Standard Car, and can occasionally be bought at the Used Car Dealership for around 1,980,000 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage. It is a Level 22 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 1,450,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

TriviaEdit

  • The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) RM '06 and the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (C6) RM '09 have a livery based on this car.
    • This is proven true if the yellow color scheme is applied to both cars. In Gran Turismo 6, yellow is in fact the default color for these cars.
  • There is a typo in the car's internal name, which is "corvette_cr5_00". The typo persisted in all of the car's appearances.

PicturesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Misspelt as "specialty" in game.
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