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    What is the answer? Is the XLR based on the C-5 or C-6 chassis ? Understand the X came out in '04 but was for all intents created in '03 and that the C-6 came out in '05. Is it a C-5 or did GM update things in '05 for the X. Have seen it stated both ways at different points on the inter-web. Just wondering. A guy at the gas station referenced C-6 today.

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    most of the parts I find that interchange are off of the c6 not sue about being based on c5 or c6

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    I read an article from GM that called it a C5.5 because of mods they have to make combined between the 2 chassis.
    I put a set of rotors and brake pads on my 04 and they were C6 parts.

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    C6 is the answer..... C5 Corvettes built on the automated assembly line, while the XLRs were assembled in a couple of large rooms at BG plant using next generation C6 Vette specs.

    [ as per my visit to Bowling Green plant in '06 ]

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    I maybe wrong but think I read somewhere that itís a C5 frame with C6 suspension.

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    From the Cadillac XLR book by John McCormick:

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    C5, however there were alterations to accommodate the retractable hardtop not used in the Corvette.
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