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Chevrolet Corvette Z06

xkssxkss Posts: 722
edited July 2014 in Chevrolet
Lots of Z06 info here

New Corvette Z06

The new Z06 is now rated at 505 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque

check here

New ratings

Here is an in-depth article about the LS7

New LS7

Check here for the Z06's floor panels

Flooring it

A video of the hand-built LS7

small block

Check out the factory Corvettes in racing


Check here for red and black Z06s

(They aren't production cars)

Red and black Z06s

Aluminum chassis and other cool stuff








  • Great page xkss. Thanks for sharing.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
  • starrow68starrow68 Posts: 1,142
    From the Edmunds article:
    " ... run the quarter-mile in the mid-11-second range and top out at 190 mph."

    I don't go to the drags much but I seem to remember that in the 13's you needed a helmet, in the 12's they wanted more safety gear and if you got to the 11's you had to have a full roll cage. Don't know if this was local or something that might apply everywhere. With me driving I don't think the 11's would be a risk, based on my times in the C5.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Only 199 Corvettes were ordered with the Z06 package for the 1963 model year.

    check the links

    Z06 one

    Z06 two


  • starrow68starrow68 Posts: 1,142
    BTW, thanks for the Z06 history links.

    Yesterday I got to see the new Z06 at the Sonoma Grand Prix practice day, sorry no pics but I'll try to get a link later. Impressions, it was in the shade under a tent right next to a C6 coupe and the wider stance is noticable and really looks like a race car that is on steriods. The only surprising thing was the wider body seems to have left more room beside the headers than in either the C6 or the C5 Z06, I'm guessing for better heat dissapation, but I could be very wrong. The tires are massive, the brakes look like they will stop a truck, or something going 150mph, ;) and the interior is good looking but I really didn't focus on it.

    I talked to two of the instructors from the Spring Mountain Motorsports Park in Parump, NV that I had met when taking a class almost 2 years ago who had driven up in a current Z06 and a Z51 C6 and they noted that since interest in taking classes in the new car was so high that they would be looking to get them, when available. I expect there will be waiting lines at most volume dealers for at least a year.

    Look at second of 4 pics and notice the flare from the top of the fender to the lip on the first and second cars in line.
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    Absolutely hot!

  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    The official time for the new Corvette Z06 at the Nurburgring is 7:43.

  • sensaisensai Posts: 129
    I don't go to the drags much but I seem to remember that in the 13's you needed a helmet, in the 12's they wanted more safety gear and if you got to the 11's you had to have a full roll cage. Don't know if this was local or something that might apply everywhere.
    Helmets for 13s and below. Used to be roll cage needed for 11s and below, but they changed it recently so you do not need a cage unless you are faster than 11.5. Those are, I believe, IHRA rules which most dragstrips follow.
  • llumpirellumpire Posts: 5
    Anyone seen the Interior/Exterior Color Options yet. Hope they have something to make this car even more special.
  • gbjerkegbjerke Posts: 158
    A bit of memory here, but black, red, silver, Lemans blue at $300 and yellow at $750 and an orange which I am waiting to see in real life.
    Memory again, but I think there are 3 interior obviously; then I think maybe the mod red and I think a silver/black combo.
  • The orange is Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic which is an availible color in the 05 C6's. Your 3 interior choices are Ebony, Ebony/Titanium, and Ebony Red
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Check the link

    New Corvette Z06's aluminum chassis

    The article says that the 2006 Z06 has 505 hp which is false. It has 505 hp.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Recent rule changes in the GT1 class of the American Le Mans Series should make for a great race this weekend at Road America.

    Check the first two links dated 7-15-05

    link one

    link two

    The two Corvette C6-Rs will carry an additional 55 pounds at Road America.

    55 pounds
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    The new Z06 has a top speed of 198 mph.

    The new Z06's Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar EMTs are speed rated to 205 mph on the test track.
  • bigmike5bigmike5 Posts: 960
    Rolled up to the Woodward Dream Cruise last Thursday and got passed by a new red Z06 with plant plates on it heading north near Toledo. The hood scoop caught my eye as he came up on me in the next lane over. May have been someone going up to give a presentation to the Corvettes at Woodward event run by the Museum. I only got a sideways glance at the driver as he passed, but it looked a little like Dave Hill who I met a couple of months ago at the Museum. I was driving my Chrysler 300M [for the same event at Woodward] and doing about 70 mph, and he eased by me doing about 75-80 and although I thought about catching up, I decided that Ohio was not a good state to go quite that fast so I just watched as he struggled with the traffic for a while and then he was gone. Would have liked to have caught him at a gas station but no luck. :shades:
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    The European-spec C6 Z06 has 511 (DIN) hp.

    check the link

    New Z06
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Johnny O'Connell, Ron Fellows, and Oliver Gavin are three of the four factory Corvette Racing drivers.

    Johnny O'Connell

    Oliver Gavin

    Ron Fellows
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    from the latest Motor Trend

    Skidpad = 1.02 g

    This car is going to own so many sports cars/sedans it is hilarious!

  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    I think the new Z06 is the coolest Corvette since 1967.
  • starrow68starrow68 Posts: 1,142
    having see one and the impression it gives just sitting, I can't imagine what it will be like to drive one. Expect my determination to sit on the money will be overwhelmed by what it has to offer, amazing bang for the buck.
  • gbjerkegbjerke Posts: 158
    You and me both. I think Chevy hit a grand slam on this one.
    Had an '01 Z and moved to an '03. Pretty awesome cars but with some complaints. It appears GM has covered all these and more although I have heard little about the seats which really sucked in the C5's.
    Mega horses/torque; maintained light weight; trans/diff cooler; dry sump' 6/4 piston stoppers...the list does not quit. BANG FOR THE BUCK is a given.
    So now I thru the nose now for that proverbial instant gratification or wait 6 months and save 5-10k.
    I'll have one...just depends on whether the testerone over rules the brain!!!
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    While I agree with both of you, I don't think the "bang for the buck" phrase holds true for the Z06 as it does with a WRX. The new Z06 uses carbon fiber, aluminum, magnesium, titanium, etc in ways that previous Corvettes have not. It really has moved up a notch.
  • starrow68starrow68 Posts: 1,142
    Problem with performance on the cheap .... I see lots of WRX's and Evo's at the track along with most everything that drives and those two are a step above until you get to the Vette. But, they are ralley cars and on the track they have a high COG and I've seen lots of Evo's roll, several WRX's into walls and hills, it is way beyond the percentage they make up of the on track cars. Seems that combination attracts more desire for speed than brains to harness it at the limits and not beyond. The Vette, while I've seen a couple and heard of several into walls doesn't seem to exceed it's on track percentage with it's off track excursions.
    As for the new Z06, I can only hope that remains to be true! But it is a great bang for the buck, while still an expensive ride and that just means the performance is way beyond street normal. I would be very careful in something that far beyond my couple years of track experience.
  • Just back a little while ago from the 11th Ann. celebration at the NCM in Bowling Green. One of the things you could try for today was a ride in the new Z06. I didn't try for that raffle, but about 16 people did get rides. They had 4 of them in different colors taking the people out on a nearby road. I was helping with the parking of cars for event, and got to see them rip by as they blasted out from the gate. Nice sound, and they appeared pretty quick to say the least. They were gone round the bend in a flash. Dave Hill was on hand too. Attendance seemed a little light compared to last year, but it could be the $3.29 a gallon for high test [$25 limit in effect nearby so they don't gouge too much out of each customer at any one station.], the storm result. or fear of a gas shortage [which there was not in this area]. I was down there for two fabulously clear and sunny days though. I get my new red C-6 tomorrow when they call me to tell me I won the raffle. lol Those tickets are $10 and unlimited sales. They also still have some $100 tickets left on the yellow convertible which will also be drawn tomorrow, with only 2006 tickets to be sold. They have 350 left, and will draw it anyway so the odds are pretty good. Think you can still get in by calling the Museum tomorrow and ordering over the phone. :shades:
  • How come the latest road and track measured this car at 12.3@116.6 with a 0-60 in 4.2 seconds. Then in the middle of the magazine you see Chevy's insert 11.7@125 with a 0-60 of 3.7 sec. R&T goes on to say that it is slower than a Viper and FEELS slower as well. Hard to belive the figures could be so off. I know Chevy is VERY agressive with their figures but this gap is unreal!!!
  • gbjerkegbjerke Posts: 158
    Motor Trend (Oct) just tested the animal.
    0-60 in 3.5
    1/4 mile 11.5@127.1
    So did Car and Driver and right now I can't find it (wife must be reading it--LOL).
    Anyway, they turned similar #'s as I recall.
  • starrow68starrow68 Posts: 1,142
    Well the big mags have there say on straight line but here is some road course info:

    Knowing how hard it is to learn a 2.2 to 3 mile track I really can't imagine the Ring!
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    It's under the passenger side fuel rail cover towards the back/windshield... so you have to remove the red fuel rail cover to see it.
  • Well, I got no call on the raffle at the Museum, so I guess I got stiffed again on the drawing for a C-6. Oh, well, maybe next time. Still time I think to get a ticket for the "build your own Z06" raffle, but the ticket cost is out of my budget--I think they are $500 each, but a very limited number being sold. Too much car for this old man anyway. :shades:
  • I think that you may have to wait longer than 6 months. It is limited production (6000 total) Our dealership sold our 2 allocations 3 months ago for 10k over list. You may get stuck waiting a year or 2 if you don't want to pay the premium.
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