Details of the C6 2005-2013 Z06 Corvette

C6 Corvette Z06
C6 Corvette Z06
C6 Corvette Z06
C6 Corvette Z06
C6 Corvette Z06
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Here we cover the C6 Z06 Corvette in detail. From the LS7 engine and where to go for performance items. To its all aluminum frame and its awesome LS7 427ci 7.0L 505 Hp engine. 

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Visual Cues for the Z06 Corvette

  • A wide front fascia with a large, forward-facing grille opening, a splitter along the bottom and “Gurney lips” along the sides to provide aerodynamic downforce
  • A cold air scoop in front of the hood that integrates an air inlet system for the engine
  • The trailing edge of the front wheel opening is radiused to achieve improved drag, but protects the body finish with a tough molding, and a large air extractor is located behind the wheel
  • A fixed-roof body style optimizes body rigidity and aerodynamics
  • Wider rear fenders with flares cover the massive rear tires and a brake cooling scoop in front of the wheels visually balances the fender extractor
  • Taller rear spoiler houses the CHMSL on the top of the rear fascia
  • 10-spoke wheels
  • Four larger stainless steel exhaust outlets
  • New-design Z06 badging on the front fenders

Z06 Major Differences from Base C6 Corvettes

  • LS7 7.0-liter/427-cubic-inch Gen IV V-8 with lightweight reciprocating components
  • 505 horsepower (373 kw) at 6200 rpm
  • 475 lb.-ft. of torque (657 Nm) at 4800 rpm
  • 7000 rpm redline
  • Titanium connecting rods and intake valves
  • Dry-sump engine lubrication system
  • Engine hand-built at GM’s new Performance Build Center
  • Z06 Corvette Aluminum body structure with one-piece hydroformed perimeter rails frame and magnesium front cradle
  • Fixed roof design optimizes body rigidity and aerodynamics
  • Carbon-fiber composite front fenders and front wheelhouses
  • Unique front fascia incorporating a larger grille, cold-air scoop and lower air splitter
  • Wide-body rear fenders and a unique rear spoiler incorporated with the CHMSL
  • Huge 14-inch (355-mm) cross-drilled front disc brakes with six-piston calipers and 13.4-inch (340-mm) cross-drilled rear rotors with four-piston calipers
  • 18 x 9.5-inch front wheels with 275/35ZR18 tires and 19 x 12-inch rear wheels with 325/30ZR19 tires
  • 3-inch-diameter exhaust with bi-mode mufflers and larger polished stainless steel tips
  • Engine, transmission and differential oil coolers; and steering cooler
  • Rear-mounted battery to improve weight distribution
  • Unique interior features including revised gauge cluster and lightweight two-tone seats with more aggressive bolsters
  • Curb weight of 3130 pounds / 1419.7 kg (estimated)
  • 3 inches (76.2 mm) wider than other Corvette models
  • Vehicle developed simultaneously with C6-R racecar

Z06 Aluminum Frame

New for the 2009 Z06

• Two new custom interiors: Dark Titanium and Ebony
• Two new exterior colors: Cyber Gray Metallic and Blade Silver Metallic
• Bluetooth phone connection available
• Steering wheel audio controls standard on all models
• Variable steering ratio standard on all models
• “Crossed flags” emblem has new, bright surround
• Power hatch pull-down standard on coupe and Z06
• Z06 dry-sump oil system capacity increased to 10.5 quarts (9.9 L) – same as ZR1
• New Z06 “spider”-design wheels in Sparkle Silver, Competition Gray or chrome
• Z06 sill plates with logo
• Z06 red and titanium interiors have color-matched lower instrument panel and door panels

C6 Z06 LS7 Engine Specs

The LS7’s specifications include:

  • Unique cylinder block casting with large, 104.8-mm bores and pressed-in cylinder liners
  • Forged steel main bearing caps
  • Forged steel crankshaft
  • Titanium connecting rods with 101.6-mm stroke
  • Cast aluminum flat-top pistons
  • 11.0:1 compression
  • Dry-sump oiling system
  • Camshaft with .591-inch lift
  • Racing-derived CNC-ported aluminum cylinder heads with titanium intake valves and sodium-filled exhaust valves
  • Titanium pushrods and valve springs
  • Low-restriction air intake system
  • Hydroformed exhaust headers with unique “quad flow” collector flanges.

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Z06 Wheels

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