National Corvette Museum Live Cam

Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant


Hosted by:
  • National Corvette Museum
  • 350 Corvette Dr. - Bowling Green
  • Kentucky 42101 - United States
  • 270-781-7973

Corvette Fifth generation

The fifth generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, also known as the C5, was produced from 1997 to 2004. It was a major departure from the previous generation Corvette in terms of design and engineering, and represented a significant step forward in the car's evolution.

The C5 Corvette was designed by John Cafaro and was heavily influenced by advanced aerodynamic research and wind tunnel testing. The car had a low, aggressive stance and a sleek, modern body design that was both beautiful and functional. The car also featured a range of new technologies, including a head-up display, a traction control system, and a more advanced suspension system.

The C5 Corvette was powered by a new, 5.7-liter LS1 V8 engine that produced up to 345 horsepower, and was mated to a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The car was capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just over four seconds, and had a top speed of over 170 miles per hour.

Over the course of its production, the C5 Corvette underwent a number of changes and upgrades, including the addition of new engines, transmissions, and performance enhancements. The car was also the subject of a number of special editions and limited-run models, including the Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition and the Corvette Z06.

By the time production of the C5 Corvette ended in 2004, it had firmly established itself as a world-class sports car that was capable of competing with some of the best cars from around the world. Its combination of style, performance, and technological innovation had made it a true icon of American automotive design, and it remains a highly sought-after collectible car to this day.