The foundation of Corvette's agile handling is
hydro-formed frame rails. Its four-wheel independent front suspension
features cast aluminum upper and lower A-arms. The Z06 and models
equipped with the available Z51 package now have aluminum front
stabilizer bar links for lighter weight. The rear suspension has a
transverse leaf spring system. Z06 and Z16, great Chevrolet Corvettes,
LS6, 6 speed power. C5 Z06's and Z16's available in the years 2001,
2002, 2003, and 2004 only.
The 20bhp added compared to the 2000 Corvette Z06 makes the 2002 Z06 is
the quickest production Corvette ever built. This upgrade to the LS6
engine’s output is the result of new hollow stem valves, a higher-lift
camshaft, a low restriction mass air flow (MAF) sensor and a new low
restriction air cleaner design. Eliminating the PUP converter from the
exhaust system enables better flow of spent gasses and reduces vehicle
weight, without compromising Corvette’s NLEV (National Low Emission
The second-generation Active Handling system comes as standard
equipment. The system features dynamic rear brake proportioning to
prevent rear wheel lockup, and rear brake stability control to assist
the driver in maintaining control under light braking and high
acceleration conditions. It also has integral traction control
calibrated to allow drivers to experience the Corvette’s power and
handling while controlling excessive wheel spin. The system’s on/off
switch and Competitive Mode enables drivers to disengage the traction
control feature without giving up Active Handling’s other benefits. The
Corvette’s Head-Up Display (HUD) projects vehicle speed and many other
gauges digitally on the windshield ahead of the steering wheel, enabling
drivers to keep their eyes on the road.
"When you hear customers talking about wanting more power, what they
really mean is that they want more torque. It's torque that gets you
going, whether launching from a standstill, or accelerating out of a
corner. At 385, last year's Z06 was already in an elite class. For 2002,
we've upped the ante with another 15 pounds-feet of torque, for a total
of 400 pounds-feet at 4,800 rpm. The result is one that must be
experienced to be appreciated,"
The Z06 will continue to be outfitted with the unique six-speed manual
transmission for 2002. It will enable skilled drivers to achieve 0-60
mph times of 3.9 seconds and to cover a quarter mile in 12.4 seconds at
116 mph. By comparison, the 2001 power-train combination achieved 0-60
mph in 4.0 seconds and the quarter mile in 12.6 seconds at 114 mph.
"We realize that the Z06 is not for everyone. But, for the extreme
performance enthusiasts, the race-bred Z06 provides them with a
vehicle that challenges the threshold of performance and handling, with
absolutely no compromises."
C5 Secrets and Computer CODE
The little yellow "helper light" on the bottom of the rear-view mirror that
illuminates the shifter area
That you can put your key in the driver's door and turn it twice towards the
front to unlock the passenger door and a third time to pop the trunk.
That you can pop the trunk and also pop the gas cap cover by pulling on metal
lines hidden in the back.
The little slotted cover on the dash behind the steering wheel is where the
inside air temperature sensor is located.
All of the option codes are in the glove box.
Tire inflation recommended pressures are on the driver's door
The thing that looks like a little LED near the DIC buttons is a light sensor
The thing that looks like a little LED near the defroster vent is a UV sensor
for determining A/C usage to compensate for the heating effect of the sun
The build sheet is in the front re-bar
If you leave your turn signal on, in about 1 minute it will start to ding (loud
enough to hear over the stereo) to let you know you have old timers disease.
You can reset the oil life by pumping the gas pedal 3 times (but not with the
Hold down the reset button while on one of the trip odometers and it changes
that reading to the miles you've traveled since last starting the engine.
Hold down the Active Handling button for 5 sec. to engage "Competitive Driving"
on cars equipped with active handling (2000 and previous years must be stopped.)
If you pull the seatbelts all the way out while you're buckled in, they ratchet
back in to hold you tighter into the seat.
Simply remove fuse #2 under the hood and your daytime running lights will be out permanently. Only
thing affected is that when you unlock at night using the key fob your front
turn signal lights and back up lights will not flash. Your front turn
signals will operate normally, however.
The side-view mirrors can twist both forward and backward, decreasing the chance
of damage if struck.
There is a release opening with a flap to let air out of the car when the hatch
is closed. It is located just above the driver side rear compartment, behind the
carpet and on the side of the car. Not that it really works well.
Also you can ground your amp to a screw/bolt that holds the rear middle
compartment to the frame.
If you have a 6-speed car you can pop the trunk when the car is running by
lifting the e-brake.
There is a spot on the driver side just out of the middle compartment under the
carpet for the lug nut key. You should have a compartment on the drivers &
passenger's side (in the trunk) and a center compartment. On the left
(drivers) side of the center compartment, on the left side where the center
cover fits, there is an 'indent' that holds the wheel lock key.
If you turn on the headlights, then go to parking light position, the lamps
remain up but the headlights are not left on.
If you have the passive entry feature: If you lock your keys in the car, wait a
few minutes and then shake the car. That will unlock the car.
HUD has a shift light for manuals.
You can easily shift the M6 trans up or down without the clutch if you match
revs. (Not great for longevity, however.)
You can eject the CD from the in-dash player without turning on any power. Don't
even need key in the ignition.
The cruise will disengage if you purposely make sharp side to side turns while
cruising at say 60-80 mph.
When the engine is shut off, you can get the odometer reading by turning on the
You can program setting #3 (both memory buttons at once) in the seat memory to
run the seat back and steering wheel forward for getting in/out of the car with
the engine running.
If you hate DRLs you can pull the e-brake ONE click and they go off