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C6 Details.... (1/5)
 10/5/06 5:56pm
Tuxblacray
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Okay this is long but I wanted ta give ya somethin ta read about if ya haven't done yer homework on the "new" C6.

Here Goes:

I came across a bunch of information and put it all together here – much of this was new information to me as of today, and I thought you’d all enjoy all these details. Read carefully – I packed the information in with as few words as possible so there are a lot of details here.

Enjoy!


Interior
The instrument panel and doors are covered with "cast-skin foam-in-place" trim that is not only soft, it's also low gloss to minimize glare. It looks like leather but is warm to the touch. It resists sun fading and damage and minimizes the foggy interior windshield that we get with C5 from all the plasticizers in the materials. It’s also fingerprint resistant.

C6 has keyless access with push-button start (yep, if the key is in your pocket, you can hit “start” and drive away!). There are no door handles – instead, tucked nicely away behind the smooth cover, are membrane-covered switches. If the key is in your pocket or purse, simply click one of the switches and the door or hatch opens. As long as the key fob is somewhere inside the cabin and the clutch is depressed, pushing the dash-mounted rocker “Start” switch will start the car.

Sound and navigation systems
The in-dash CD player will play MP3s. You can get better radio reception with newer technology even though the antenna is once again integrated into the glass. There is an in-dash 6-disc changer available and you can get XM radio and full OnStar capabilities as well.

A widescreen 6.5" DVD touch-screen nav. system is available as an option. It has built-in voice recognition in multiple languages.

Gauges
The gauges are larger and easier to read and trimmed with aluminum bezels. Major warning lamps were moved from inside the speedo and tach to the area between them for less visual clutter. The LED gauges are backlit both day and night for better viewing, even in direct sun.

The DIC readout is now made of organic LED (OLED) technology which is a brand new technology for making full color flat panel displays of almost any size and with brightness and sharpness that was hardly possible before. Unlike other LED screens, they are self-backlit which means a separate and typically environmentally harmful backlight is not necessary, saving cost and weight. The DIC expands to two lines instead of just one.

HUD
Street and track modes are now available, and each is somewhat configurable by the driver. The HUD uses LCD pixels to construct the characters and graphics meaning that it can change size and shape.

Seats
Standard seat has 6-way power adjusments with manual recline (like C5) and no side airbags are available with them. The sport seats offer the same six-way power adjustment plus power lumbar and side bolsters (like C5) and also include head and torso side airbags that deploy through the seat bolsters rather than from the door panel. Belt pretensioners as well as heated seats are finally available.

Cup holders
The two large high performance cup holders can hold two travel cups or 20 oz. bottles in place during aggressive driving. The tambour (like a rolltop desk) cover helps keep them looking nice while not in use and allows for them to be used as extra storage if desired.

Interior Storage
Center console is much revised: more room for sunglasses, a cell phone and several CD jewel cases, easier to open lid, and the lock was placed for easier access while seated.

Both doors now have storage pockets.

The glove box has slightly more room and its hinges are damped to allow the door to open slowly, giving it a more upscale feel.

Rear cargo area doors are integrated into the floor and are hinged.
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C6 Details.... (2/5)
 10/5/06 6:00pm
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Geeeez..how big are the calluses on yer fingers? |eek|

All that is great, but...does it come with fries? |haha| |haha| |haha|

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C6 Details.... (3/5)
 10/5/06 6:12pm
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Fingers are fer other thangs... I gots voice command

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C6 Details.... (4/5)
 10/6/06 8:38pm
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I say something to my Vette and she just stands there and smiles at me |laugh|
C6 Details.... (5/5)
 10/7/06 1:38pm
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Ditto... they cause me to WAVE

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|bouncy| |saluteflag| |wavey|
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