Affordable US sportscar; great performance though it lacks the refinement of what it's trying to compete with. Features an hand built all-aluminum OHV 7.0L LS7 small block producing 505 HP @ 6300 RPM and 470 lb-ft of TQ @ 4800 RPM with a redline of 7000 RPM. The powerplant is hooked to a close-ratio 6 speed rear transaxle. It weighs in at around 3130 lbs and the chassis is made of hydroformed aluminum and magnesium. The body is made of composites and carbon fiber. It features fully independent suspension consisting of double wishbones on all four corners, dampeners, anti-roll bars, and two transverse single ply leaf springs instead of coil springs. The use of leaf springs in the Corvette is not to be confused with leaf spring suspensions used in trucks and older cars; they are two completely different things. The Corvettes transverse leaf springs serve the same purpose as coil springs in other vehicles, but they are lighter, allow for the vehicles mass to be closer to the ground, and allow for lighter anti-roll bars since they can assume some of that duty. They're main disadvantage is that they are more expensive than coil springs.
The Z06 offers very impressive performance for it's price; it's track times are on par with some of the greatest production performance cars in the world
The new C6 Z06 Corvette may lack the refinement of its European competition but on the track it can give them a run for their money.
Only rich snobs that aren't true auto enthusiasts would insult the new C6 Z06.
Made by Chevy in 1963 to quality them for pro road racing. The Z06 was and still is the top performing Corvette model.
List of years/included equipment for the Z06 Corvette:
1963- 36.5gal fuel tank, special heavy-duty suspension, aluminum brake drums (w/ metallic linings), brake cooling ducts, close-ratio 4-speed transmission, high-performance bias-ply tires on 15" alloy wheels
2001-04- 405hp OHV V8, special suspension, upgraded wheels/tires
2006- 505hp LS7 engine, larger diamter sway bars, stiffer-valved shocks, cross-drilled brake rotors, aluminum frame, magnesium engine cradle & roof, carbon fiber fenders
427ci monster that cost 65k and run with cars 3 and 4 time it price. It is fast at ¼ and in the track. Second fastest car at the n-ring.
the z06 corvette engine doesn’t produce 100 hp per liter because it have some thing that other engine doesn’t have and that it torque. Could any body here show me an engine that have 100hp per liter and not be force induction and produce 386 pounds of torque at 1500 rpm like the ls7 do? Or could any body here could tell me what other car with 500hp could get 16/26 mpg and don’t pay a gas guzzler tax like z06? Yeah I know impressive and all of that form what people say it “old tech” .
a nice car made by chevy. it is easily affordable.
it is also a MUSCLE car not sports car.
You: yo lets race
Me: my z06 corvette will dust your civic or lancer
basically, a z06 corvette is a fast, but shitty quality american made car
the z06 corvette has muscle, but it breaks down easily, and it looks ugly
A very fast american sports car with 405HP Stock. You see this engine has 405HP Stock. Their is no Honda, Acura or any poorly made import that has 405HP stock. In fact they all are garbage. The Z06 Corvette is a very fast car that will smoke imports. Just face it, imports are garbage. Sure you can make a Geo Metro run 7s on a quater mile, but it is still a garbage car. Just like Hondas and other imports.
A cold air intake on an import might make an extra 5-6HP, but on a V8 it's 15-20 HP. The exhuast systems on imports around 10-15. On V8s it is 25-30 HP. Just face it, the fastest import will loose to the fastest American V8. Also Cadilact has a prototype V16 that has 1,000HP on pump gas. Name a proto type import that can match that? You can't!!! Imports a garbage. If you like them so much move to Japan. Heh, maybey Japanese people like American cars becuase they are faster.
A nicely built American muscle car. The Z06 Corvette has been a longitme favorite of the American hot-rod crowd who seek strong engines and quick throttle responses in their automobiles.
Although the Z06 has a powerful V8 engine and a sleek chassis, it still fails to accomplish the efficiency and the agility of many European or Japanese imports. The Chevrolet powerhouse has yet to produce 100 horsepowers for every liter of its gigantic 7.0 liter engine.
Track performance seekers who are not biased regarding the country of origin of their car may consider a cheaper yet equally well performing Japanese import such as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR or the Subaru Impreza WRX STi.
I have recently done an oil change on my z06 corvette.