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The Chevrolet Corvette C6 is the sixth and current generation of the sports car produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors. The C6 was introduced for the 2005 model year and is the first Corvette with exposed headlamps since 1962. C6 variants include the ZR1, the most powerful production Corvette to date, and the C6.R, an American Le Mans Series GT1 championship winner. According to Motor Trend magazine, the C6 will not be superseded by a new C7 generation at least until the 2012 calendar year.
Compared to the C5 generation, the C6 gets an overhaul of the suspension geometry, all new bodywork with exposed headlamps, a larger passenger compartment, a larger 6.0 L (364 cu in; 5967 cc) engine, and a much higher level of refinement. Overall, it is 5.1 inches (13 cm) shorter than the C5, but its wheelbase has increased by 1.2 inches (3 cm). It is also one inch (2.5 cm) narrower. The 6.0 L LS2 V8 produces 400 hp (298 kW) at 6000 rpm and 400 lb·ft (542 N·m) of torque at 4400 rpm.
With an automatic transmission, the Corvette achieves 15/25 mpg (city/highway); the manual-transmission model gets 16/26 mpg. The Corvette's manual transmission is fitted with Computer Aided Gear Shifting (CAGS), obligating the driver to shift from 1st directly to 4th when operating at lower RPMs. This boosts the EPA's derived fuel economy thus allowing the buyer to avoid paying the "gas guzzler" tax. GM badges were added to the car in 2006.