Chevy took a chance when it rolled out the 2005 Corvette to shoot some advertising footage in San Francisco recently-and lucky for us an intrepid photographer snapped a few shots before the car was spirited away. We're assured that this is the final product, the sixth-generation Corvette, that is bound to make headlines at its world debut at the 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.
These photos have already made a huge splash on various Internet websites, including a site operated by the photographer that was overwhelmed in short order by Corvette fanatics.
While we'd still like a clearer view of those fixed-position headlight pods-the first on a Corvette since the early '60s-these photos fill in the rest of the details when it comes to the profile and rear end styling. Look for this trimmed down C6 to weigh in at about 3100 pounds in a shorter, yet wider package. Rumored powertrains include the venerable 5.7-liter V8 boosted to about 425 hp, but we also hear of a variable-valve V8 producing upwards of 500 hp for the hot Z06 model.
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