Dear Corvette Friends:

The best just got better.

Always challenging the bonds of convention, the Chevrolet Corvette team wasn't content with the unprecedented performance of the fifth generation Corvette introduced in the 1997. Corvette engineers have given America's sports car icon even more performance, more agility and more refinement for 2001. The improvements will be immediately recognizable to the loyal legion of Corvette owners -- and those who aspire to be.

Beyond those significant accomplishments, Chevrolet has a special treat for quintessential motoring enthusiasts -- the all-new Corvette Z06. Engineers have honored the father of the Corvette -- Zora Arkus-Duntov, Corvette's first chief engineer -- by creating the quickest, best handling Corvette ever. Zora first created a Z06 racing package in 1963 for purists who wanted a "Vette that was equipped to race on the track when they took delivery at Chevy dealerships.

So for 2001 the Z06 and all Corvettes maintain the marque's tradition of taking the best from the past and making the best for the future.

I hope you enjoy driving the entire lineup of 2001 Chevrolet Corvettes as much as we have enjoyed bringing them to you. Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines.



Tom Pyden, Chevrolet Communications