2003 Chevrolet Corvette

Overview of the 2003 Chevrolet Corvette:

Chevrolet Corvette has ruled the coupe version of cars for more than half-decade. Chevrolet Corvette 2003 maintains a high reputation in the series because it represents the 50th anniversary. A rear-wheel-drive with ultimate power and comfortable drive is what the 2003 Chevrolet Corvette has to offer to its consumers. Being a sports coupe, it has a convertible roof with 2 doors which gives an immense experience to its consumers.

Chevrolet Corvette came in 3 main body types; convertible, coupe, and Z06. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Corvette Production, the factory offered a special red paint shade. The interior included a special two-tone shale leather. The badge of 50th anniversary completed the 2003 Chevrolet Corvette to be represented in the world. The car is equipped with 16 valves V8 engine with 4-speed automatic transmission.

Magnetic Selective Ride Control which controls shocks absorber and sensors electronically by reading the condition of the road every second is what the 2003 Chevrolet Corvette has to offer special in its car as compared to previous models.

What is added?

50th anniversary of Corvette production made 2003 Chevrolet Corvette special. This car added new features such as Magnetic Selective Ride Control, adding up fog lights, sports two-tone leather seats in Shale color, Power Passenger seat, automatic climate control having a dual-zone feature, child seat hooks at the passenger seat, luggage shade, and 50th-anniversary exterior badges completes its outlooks.

Although the basic body styling is the same in all the corvettes, this 2003 model added a longer wheelbase. This includes changes that were included in the 2002 model. These changes include look over rear shock valving as well as front brake pad giving high performance. Corvettes having automatic transmission got a cooler case of aluminum transmission.

Performance of the 2003 Chevrolet Corvette:

Talking about the performance of this sports car, the two of the variants have the same engine type while one has different. The Coupe and Convertible versions have the same type of engine. Both sport 5.7L V8 OHV 16 valves are what this version has to offer to its consumer. This V8 16-valves engine produced 350 horsepower at a 5600 rate per minute (RPM). As a result, the engine produces a peak torque of 382 Nm at the rear wheel.

In just 21.6s, this sports car would cover half a mile and in just 13s it can cover a quarter a mile. This beast can achieve 0-100 Km/h speed in just 5.1 seconds. The top speed this car has achieved is more than 170 mph on the test track. The fuel consumption this car gives to its consumer is really astonishing with the type of engine. In the city, it gives 13.2L per 100 Km while on a highway it gives 8.9L per 100 Km.

Power and Agility

The next version which is Z06 is the quickest and most agile production corvette has ever made. This is the peak performance a corvette can give to its consumer. Having a 5.7L V8 OHV 16 valves engine, it produces a horsepower of 405 at a 6000 rate per minute (RPM) producing a peak torque of 382 Nm at its rear wheel. In just 20.4s, this Z06 would cover half a mile and in just 12.3s it can cover a quarter of a mile. This beast can achieve 0-100 Km/h speed in just 4.4 seconds.

Talking about fuel consumption, it obviously consumes more than its two other variants. In the city, 12.3L per 100 Km is what it has to consume while on a highway it consumes 7.7L per 100 Km. Watching the performance statistics, this car is absolutely a running beast.

2003 Chevrolet Corvette

Owner Manual

The 2003 Chevrolet Corvette Owner’s Manual covers the specs, operation, and routine maintenance of the vehicle. Most other types of manuals for different models and years, including the Corvette Service Manual and parts manuals, are also available. The service manual is always recommended when attempting any repairs to the vehicle. The owner’s manual usually comes with the vehicle at purchase.

Safety Features of the 2003 Chevrolet Corvette:

The 2003 Chevrolet Corvette which is a 50th-anniversary special car has not had so many safety features to offer. First of all, it offers an anti-lock brake system that is equipped with all 4 wheels (ABS brakes). The brake type it is equipped with is a 4-wheel disc brake. Other than brakes, the 2003 corvette has nothing to offer as a safety feature. There are no airbags for driver and passenger, no anti-thief alarm system, no panic alarm, and no ignition disable offer. But looking at this beauty moving on the road would ultimately offer people avoid crashing into such a beautiful convertible car.

On the Road:

2003 Chevrolet Corvette is fast either its transmission is automatic or stick. It has a quick starting shift, leading to a balanced and comfortable drive. This makes it arguably the best Corvette ever produced. While on the road, the quality it produces for drivers is unmatchable. The quality is stiff but, in any sports car, it is difficult to change directions without limiting the suspensions and rolling the body so the same is the case in a corvette when you do so, you have to give up comfort.

Talking about an acceleration and handling standpoint, there are almost no differences between coupe and convertible as already seen in performance. So, if someone wants to find any difference between the coupe and convertible on the road, it is almost near impossible. From the exterior, while cruising over the road, one can see it in astonishing special red color with dual exhaust tips and halogen headlamps. For sure this beast is distinctive in comparison to its competitors and the design is less conventional.

Verdict:

The price tag of fifty thousand dollars retail on a corvette can bring a lot of other cars for a consumer to buy. Corvette doesn’t have any direct competitors due to its price and specifications ratio. At a similar price, one can buy Porsche Boxster, BMW Z3, and Mercedes SLK but features may vary. One car that passed behind the Corvette in features is Dodge Viper but it is costly compared to the Corvette.

No one can compete with Corvette in offering comfort level. With similar comfort and specification, the Porsche 911 is the one but the issue is it is costly as compared to Corvette. Corvette now is not only the sports car in America. And the price tag now is beyond affordable but either one chooses any variant from three corvettes, one can say that it’s a world-class 50-year-old American sports car.