Located at the intersection of Le Mans and the autobahn, you’ll find the Corvette Z06. A true world-class supercar, Z06 was conceived on the track and is engineered with a lightweight and rigid aluminum space frame as well as a supercharged 6.2-litre aluminum V8 engine delivering 659 horsepower and 881 Nm of torque.
Z06 and the C7.R race cars share unprecedented levels of engineering and components, including chassis architecture, engine technologies and aerodynamic strategies. With Stingray as a foundation, the Z06 and C7.R were codeveloped to push the envelope of performance beyond expectation.
Z06 is powered by an LT4 supercharged 6.2-litre aluminum V8 engine delivering 659 horsepower and 881 Nm of torque. With a choice of transmissions as well as Direct Injection, Active Fuel Management™ and Continuously Variable Valve Timing, Z06 is a powerful, efficient sports car.
Z06 offers your choice of standard Michelin® Pilot® Super Sport ZP summer-only tyres or the track-proven Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 ZP summer-only tyres included with the available Z07 Performance Package. Large standard 371 × 33 front and 365 × 25 mm rear two-piece steel rotors give great braking control and available massive 394 x 36 mm front and 388 x 33 mm rear Brembo® carbon ceramic rotors dissipate heat even better for even shorter stops.
Z06 features a customisable suspension system that includes Standard Magnetic Ride technology that adapts every 10-15 milliseconds, stiffening the suspension for performance driving without sacrificing a smooth ride on any road. Standard eLSD is designed to improve stability and responsiveness, improving steering feel, handling balance and traction.
Z06 offers the choice of a 7-speed manual or an 8-speed paddle shift automatic. The standard 7-speed with Active Rev MatchTM enhances the driving experience by simulating "heel-toe shifting" perfection. The available 8-speed paddle shift offers the smooth control of an automatic but with quick, precise gear changes and manual mode for track driving.
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The standard Z06 features a front splitter, spats around the front wheel openings, a unique carbon-fibre bonnet with a larger vent, carbon-fibre rocker extensions, and a unique rear spoiler for more downforce.
An available Carbon-Fibre Aero Package (in either black or visible carbon-fibre finish) adds a carbon-fibre front splitter with aviation-style end plates, carbon-fibre rocker panels, and a larger rear spoiler with a fixed wickerbill - a small, vertical tab at the edge of the spoiler that significantly increases downforce.
The available Z07 Package2 includes the carbon-fibre rocker panels, adds even larger end plates to the front splitter, as well as an adjustable, transparent wickerbill on the rear spoiler for track use. With this package, the Corvette Z06 delivers the most aerodynamic downforce of any production car that GM has ever tested. In addition to the aerodynamic elements, the Z07 Package also includes Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 ZP summer-only tyres and Brembo® carbon ceramic brakes.
"THE CAR IS NOTICEABLY WIDER THAN THE STINGRAY, AND ITS AERODYNAMIC DOWN-FORCE PERFORMANCE IS MASSIVE AND UNLIKE ANYTHING WE'VE EVER TESTED IN ANY STREET CAR."TADGE JUECHTER, CHEVROLET CORVETTE CHIEF ENGINEER
An available adjustable transparent wickerbill available with the Z07 Performance Package2 allows for varying levels of downforce, helping to give Z06 the most aerodynamic downforce of any production car that GM has ever tested.
Relive your race-track exploits with the Z06’s industry-exclusive Performance Data Recorder1. It combines a windscreen-mounted 720p high-definition camera, on-board processor, internal accelerometers and GPS system to log key performance metrics. Away from the circuit, play back your laps and analyse your driving technique using Cosworth Toolbox software similar to that used by Corvette's pro racing team.
The Driver Mode Selector allows drivers to tailor virtually every aspect of their Corvette based on road conditions and their driving preferences. With a turn of a dial, five distinct driver modes electronically calibrate up to 12 variables, optimising everything from steering to throttle control for peak performance in every environment. Better still, the optional head-up display beams key data onto the windscreen, so you absorb it without taking your eyes off the blurring tarmac.
Z06 is the first 659-horsepower supercar available in both coupe and convertible as well as automatic or manual transmission. Since Z06 was developed from the start to be an open-top vehicle, coupe and convertible share the same aluminum frame structure, and are designed to reduce drag and to keep the vehicle firmly planted to the road.
Virtually every exterior element of Z06 was designed to serve a function, all adding up to improved grip, aerodynamics, air flow and overall track performance.
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Designed from the start to be an open-top vehicle, no additional reinforcements were required for the Z06 convertible. The fully electronic drop-top can be lowered with the press of a button or remotely using the key fob — even while driving at speeds up to 48km/h. Using this innovative hands-free latching, the top hides beneath a body-coloured tonneau cover behind the seats.
Z06 features a number of unique colour schemes to emphasize the driver-centric cockpit, as well as a unique flat-bottom steering wheel. The standard Grand Touring seat and available Competition Sport seat each feature a lightweight magnesium frame and cradle the driver for optimal comfort and support.
With available 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, the latest Chevrolet MyLink 8-inch diagonal screen, easy-to-use driver modes and an industry-exclusive Performance Data Recorder, this is the most technologically advanced Corvette to date 4.
Z06 keeps you connected and entertained with a retractable 8-inch diagonal Chevrolet MyLink colour touchscreen. Using steering wheel controls, hand gesture recognition and voice recognition capabilities, you can talk, text and stream music without taking your hands off the wheel.
The Z06 provides smarter, safer, more complete in-car use of your smartphone. Simply control everything using the cabin’s touchscreen display. Compatibility is offered with both:
Another high-tech feature: the dual cameras mounted in the front bumper. These work together to project a birds-eye view of the car’s "nose" onto the touchscreen, helping you park perfectly every time.
Z06 features an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection that’s more powerful than your smartphone. Through OnStar®, this technology gives Z06 an incredibly reliable Wi-Fi connection. The powerful signal gives you and your passengers the ability to seamlessly connect up to seven smart devices to the Internet, giving you the freedom to roam while connected 4.
Z06 employs a host of safety technologies to help keep you safe before, during and after a possible collision, including an available head-up display that projects critical information onto your windscreen so you can keep your eyes on the road.
You’re never alone with OnStar® Automatic Crash Response. Built-in sensors can automatically alert an OnStar® Advisor, who is immediately connected into your vehicle and can request emergency help be sent to your exact GPS location – even if you’re unable to respond. Standard for the first twelve months 4.