2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
What’s new for the 2006 Corvette Z06?
First, the 2006 Chevrolet Corvette has been redesigned for the 2006-year model. It has enhanced features, but in this article I want to tell you specifically about the Z06 features to this model.
The Z06 is, of course, the fastest vette ever built. It will have a 500 horsepower 427 cubic inch engine with lightweight components. What does this mean in a 3130-pound car? It means superior performance beyond all other Corvettes. Estimated 0-60 in less than 4 seconds along with a sub 12-second quarter mile. Top speed is reported to be more than 190 MPH (on a closed race track of course).
What makes this new Corvette so much better? Several components:
500-hp/475 lb.-ft torque
7000 RPM redline
Titanium connecting rods
Titanium intake valves and pushrods
Hand built engine
Dry sump lubrication
Aluminum body structure
Carbon fiber front fenders
Magnesium front cradle
Fixed roof design for rigidity
Larger grill and cold air intake scoop
Wide rear fenders and a rear spoiler incorporated into the tail of the car
Larger cross-drilled front and rear disc brakes
Larger wheels and tires
Light weight seats with fixed side bolsters
Bose audio with an in dash six CD changer
Telescoping steering wheel
XM Satellite Radio
All in all, this is going to be one of the best Corvettes Chevrolet has ever offered. I can’t wait to see one.