The magnificent-looking C5 Corvette was a huge improvement over the previous Corvette, and offers a great platform for performance modifications. This book combines the best parts of a Corvette buyer?s guide and a Corvette builder?s guide. Author Walt Thurn shows you how to upgrade your Corvette?s engine, from basic bolt-ons to serious engine modifications. There are also chapters on tweaking your suspension, drivetrain, brakes, wheels, and tires. This book features tables, charts, color photos, and build sequences to explain how to correctly modify your C5 for drag racing, road racing, autocross, or simply to turn heads on cruise nights. Additionally, the book provides readers with a detailed model guide and horsepower rating of all Corvettes built from 1997 to 2004.
This book includes step-by-step build-ups, how-to sequences, and offers loads of advice for tuning a C5 for specific motorsports.
This book explains the difference between models in each of the eight years that the fifthgeneration Corvette was built in.
With almost 250,000 sold, C5s are now becoming more affordable since the introduction of the C6. This is good news for enthusiasts who wish to build and modify them.
About the Author
Walt Thurn has owned Corvettes since 1966 and has photographed and written about Corvettes competing in sports car races all over the world. His articles have appeared in magazines such as Corvette Fever, Corvette Enthusiast, Corvette Quarterly, and Vette.