The Evolution of the 1997 Chevrolet Corvette Powertrain Mounting System 971938

Benchmarking of competitive vehicles and lessons learned from development of the 4th generation (C4) Chevrolet Corvette provided the starting point for the design of the 1997 5th generation (C5) Chevrolet Corvette powertrain mounting system. Synthesis methods were used to evaluate initial powertrain mounting systems, while development and analysis methods were utilized to refine the selected system in successive generations of prototype vehicles. The 1997 Chevrolet Corvette powertrain mounting design is seen to be a marked improvement over the previous generation.


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