Fact File: Corvette Z06
Straight from the Racetrack
- Segment: Sportscar
- In model range since: 2006
The Z06 expands on the attributes that contributed to the breakthrough of the sixth-generation Corvette (C6) in Europe. The additional performance modifications are mostly derived from endurance racing, which was dominated for years by the Corvette C6.R GT-1.
The heart of the Z06 is a 7.0L V8 LS7 engine with an output of 512 hp (377 kW) at 6300 rpm and maximum torque of 637 Nm at 4,800 rpm. In a car weighing only 1,418 kg, the result is a 0-100 km/h acceleration of 4.1 seconds and top speed of 320 km/h.
Along with the power plant (7.0L V8 LS7 instead of the 6.2L V8 LS3), the chassis and body structure are unique to the Z06. The Corvette development team chose an alloy structure and a race-derived suspension to guarantee the highest level of performance as well as a safe and exhilarating driving experience.
Status: September 2010