2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
by Stuart Simpson

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
  • 11.0:1 Compression
  • 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
  • 3" exhaust
  • Light weight seats with fixed side bolsters


  • Bose audio with an in dash six CD changer
  • Polished wheels
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Navigation system
  • Homelink
  • 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.

About The Author:

Stuart Simpson collects pictures of the new C6 corvettes.

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