2000 Corvette

The 2000 Corvette had limited styling changes, though the five-spoke standard aluminum wheels were revised; despite their thinner spokes, they were now fully forged with a flow-formed rim for greater durability. A polished finish for the alloy wheels was newly optional; at $2,000, the optional magnesium wheels, which were now also available on the hardtop, cost a third less than before. A new body color, Millennium Yellow, was available for an additional $500.

The 2000 Corvette hardtop was an artifact of a plan for a stripped-down model aimed at all-out performance enthusiasts.
The 2000 Corvette hardtop, like the other C5 hardtops, was an artifact of an
aborted plan for a stripped-down model aimed at all-out performance enthusiasts.
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The proximity-based keyless-entry system, which was reported to be perplexing to many buyers, was discontinued for 2000 in favor of a more-conventional keyfob-button-controlled configuration. What's more, the passenger-side outside door lock was now deleted, leaving the driver-side key cylinder the only mechanical way to unlock the car from the outside in the case of a dead battery.


The Z51 Performance Handling Package added larger stabilizer bars at the front and rear, along with revised shock-absorber damping; these changes increased roll stiffness for added cornering stability without resulting in a noticeably harsher ride. Also for 2000, quality and engineering improvements were made to the manual-transmission shifter, Selective Real-Time Damping suspension, windshield seals, dual-zone climate control, seat belts, and seat materials and construction.

Power for the 2000 Corvette remained unchanged at 345 bhp.
Power for the 2000 Corvette remained unchanged at 345 bhp.

With fairly negligible price increases for 2000 boosting the hardtop to $38,705, the coupe to $39,280, and the convertible to $45,705, sales ticked up slightly, to 33,659 units on the year.

Encouraged by the C5-R's performance in 1999, Chevrolet replaced the race car's 6.0-liter engine with a 7.0-liter V-8 in 2000, gaining 20 horsepower. The car went on to place third and fourth in its class (10th and 11th overall) at the 24 Hours of LeMans in June 2000. It then racked up its first victory at the American LeMans Series race when Ron Fellows and Andy Pilgrim drove it at Ft. Worth, Texas, that September.

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2000 Corvette Specifications

Although changes from the previous model year were limited, the 2000 Corvette still boasted increased sales. The minor modifications that were made for 2000 included engineering improvements to the transmission shifter, windshield seals, and comfort features such as dual-zone climate control. Here are the specifications for the 2000 Corvette:

The 2000 Corvette offered a Perfomance Handling Package to increase stability without compromising the smoothness of the ride.
The 2000 Corvette offered a Performance Handling Package to increase stability
without compromising the smoothness of the ride.

Vehicle Specifications
HatchbackConvertible
Coupe
Wheelbase, inches
104.5
104.5
104.5
Length, inches
179.7
179.7
179.7
Width, inches
73.6
73.6
73.6
Track, inches
front: 62.1 rear: 62.2
front: 62.1 rear: 62.2 front: 62.1 rear: 62.2
Height, inches
47.8
47.7
47.9
Curb weight, pounds
3,246
3,248
3,173

Mechanical Specifications (2-door hatchback/convertible/coupe)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, transverse composite monoleaf spring, tube shock absorbers, antiroll bar
rear: Independent, upper and lower A-arms, toe links,
transverse composite monoleaf springs, tube shock absorbers, antiroll bar

Wheels/Tires
front: P245/45ZR-17

rear: P275/40ZR-18

Brakes
front: anti-lock 12.6-inch disc
rear: anti-lock 11.8-inch disc

Transmission
4-speed automatic
6-speed manual

Standard axle ratio
2.73:1 (auto) 3.42:1 (manual)

Engine Specifications

Typeohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch
5.7/350
Bore × Stroke, inches
3.90 x 3.62
Fuel ManagementSequential Injection
Horsepower @ rpm345 @ 5,600
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot350 @ 4,400

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production Price
2-door hatchback 18,113
$39,475.00
2-door coupe
2,090
38,900.00
2-door convertible 13,479
45,900.00

Options and Production

Option Production Price
Memory Package
26,595
$150.00
Power Driver Seat 1,841
305.00
Power Passenger Seat
29,462
305.00
Sport Seats27,103
700.00
Parcel Net 938
15.00
Floor Mats
33,188
25.00
Body Side Moldings
18,773
75.00
Dual Removable Roof Panels
6,280
1,100.00
Removable Roof Panel, blue tint
5,605
650.00
Dual Zone Air Conditioning
29,428
365.00
Luggage Shade and Parcel Net
15,689
50.00
Selective Real Time Damping
6,724
1,695.00
Performance Axle Ratio (3.25 ratio for automatic)
14,090
100.00
Active Handling System
22,668
500.00
6-Speed Manual Transmission
13,320
815.00
Telescopic Steering, Power
22,182
350.00
Magnesium Wheels
2,652
2,000.00
Polished Aluminum Wheels
15,204
895.00
Twilight Sentinel
23,508
60.00
Fog Lamps
31,992
69.00
Lighting Package
1,527
95.00
Delco Stereo System w/CD
24,696
100.00
Head Up Instrument Display
26,482
375.00
Bose Speaker Package
1,766
820.00
Remote Compact 12-Disc Changer
15,809
600.00
Front License Plate Frame
17,280
15.00
California Emissions
3,628
0.00
Performance Handling Package (std w/hardtop)
7,775
350.00
Millennium Yellow
3,578
500.00
Magnetic Red Metallic Paint
2,941
500.00

Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production Color Choice
Production
Arctic White1,979
Light Pewter Metallic
5,125
Sebring Silver Metallic 2,783
Nassau Blue Metallic 851
Navy Blue Metallic2,254
Black5,807
Torch Red6,700
Millennium Yellow
3,578
Dark Bowling Green Metallic
1,663
Magnetic Red Metallic2,941

Learn about other Corvettes in this generation:

1997 Corvette1998 Corvette1999 Corvette
2000 Corvette
2001 Corvette
2002 Corvette
2003 Corvette2004 Corvette

Looking for more information on Corvettes and other cars? See:

  • Corvettes: Learn about the history behind each model year and see Corvette photographs.
  • Corvette Specifications: Get key specifications, engine and transmission types, prices, and production totals.
  • Corvette Museum: The National Corvette Museum draws Corvette lovers from all over the world. Learn more about the museum.
  • Corvette Pictures: Find pictures of the hottest classic and current-year Corvettes.
  • Muscle Cars: Get information on more than 100 tough-guy rides.
  • Consumer Guide Corvette Reviews: Considering a Corvette purchase? See what Consumer Guide has to say.