Everything You Want to Know About the 2002 Corvette, All in One Place.
The 2002 model year showed no signs of slowing down for the C5 Chevy Corvette. While the Z06 had been an unquestionable success in its freshman year, the engineering team behind the flagship Corvette had no intention of allowing last years successes to be the measure of the new model year. Likewise, all variants of the Corvette were still being subjected to the same scrutiny and refinements that had already allowed the fifth-generation Corvette to become one of the best Chevrolet’s of all time.
The Z06 had become the primary focal point for most of the engineering advances made to the Corvette in 2002.
Perhaps because the coupe and convertible had already been refined during the first several years of its production run, the evolution of the C5 line as a whole now seemed to be centered around advances being made around the Z06 – and it was a decision that GM was certain would pay off.
That’s not to say that the coupe and convertible were not to receive any improvements for the 2002 model year. Minor changes were introduced which included the introduction of an in-dash AM/FM/CD player which was now standard on both coupes and convertibles except in those instances when the car was sold with the optional 12-disc CD changer. In such instances, the factory installed stereo head unit would continue to include the AM/FM/cassette unit.