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Old 06-14-2005, 08:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Chevy releases Z06 base price and 0-60 time

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Chevrolet Announces Corvette Z06 0-60 mph Time and Base Price

DETROIT – The ultimate Corvette—the 2006 Corvette Z06—is posting numbers at the track and on the window sticker that will get attention. Chevrolet has announced that the fastest Corvette ever—the 505-horsepower Corvette Z06—will achieve 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds while still in first gear, and pricing will start at $65,800, including destination and freight charges.

“Corvette is a global icon for world-class sports car performance at an incredible value, and offering the fastest production Corvette ever at this price is another testament to that reputation,” said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager. “When you compare the Corvette Z06 performance stats to other supercars, you see numerous examples where you’re getting better performance with Corvette for one-third the sticker price of the competition.”

Developed alongside the Corvette C6.R race car, the Corvette Z06 uses advanced lightweight materials typically found only in the most exotic supercars. Use of weight-saving materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum, titanium and magnesium give the 3,132-pound car a highly competitive weight-to-power ratio of 6.2 pounds per horsepower.

“The new Corvette Z06 is the dividend from competing so successfully in endurance racing,” said Dave Hill, Corvette’s chief engineer. “It combines the strong attributes of the new, sixth-generation Corvette with the spirit, technology and know-how from the race program to form an American supercar with outstanding credentials.” The highly anticipated Corvette Z06, which will be available in the fourth quarter of 2005, completes the sixth-generation portfolio, which also includes the 400-hp Corvette coupe and convertible.

Previous Corvette Z06 models, from the original 1963 model to the 2001-04 editions, incorporated suspension and engine upgrades that complemented existing Corvette systems. The 2006 Corvette Z06 is more differentiated from the standard Corvette than any other Z06 in history with every design element serving a performance function.

Corvette Z06 features include:

- LS7 7.0-liter/427-cubic-inch Gen IV V-8 engine with lightweight reciprocating components
- 505 horsepower (373 kw) @ 6300 rpm
- 470 lb.-ft. of torque (657 Nm) @ 4800 rpm
- 6-speed manual transmission
- 7000 rpm redline
- Aluminum body structure with one-piece hydroformed perimeter rails frame and magnesium engine cradle
- Carbon-fiber composite front fenders, front wheelhouses and floors
- Dry-sump engine lubrication system
- Hand-built engine at GM’s new Performance Build Center
- Unique design styling that includes a larger grille, cold-air scoop and lower air splitter, wide-body front and rear fenders and a taller rear spoiler
- Engine, transmission and differential oil coolers and steering cooler

For all its race-inspired functionality, the Corvette Z06 also is designed to be refined as a daily driver with a sophisticated and comfortable interior and generous cargo volume. The Z06 will be offered in Machine Silver Metallic, Victory Red, Daytona Sunset Orange, Le Mans Blue Metallic, Velocity Yellow Tintcoat and Black exterior colors.


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Old 06-14-2005, 08:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks Awsome To Me! Always loved the Vette, and the specs are rather impressive, compare to what I'm not sure. Thanks for posting....
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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while I do like the Z series... I have to admit that when I saw the front scoop.. all I saw suddenly was J body type 90's Camaro
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Old 06-14-2005, 09:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The specs are rather impressive...0-60 in 3.7 seconds...in first gear...need I say more?
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Old 06-14-2005, 09:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Looks Awsome To Me! Always loved the Vette, and the specs are rather impressive, compare to what I'm not sure. Thanks for posting....
comparable 0-60 times...

new Z06 - 3.7

Dodge Viper - 3.9
Ferrari Enzo - 3.3
Ferrari F430 - 4.0
Ford GT - 3.3
Lamborghini Murcielago - 3.6
Lamborghini Gallardo - 4.0
Benz SLR McLaren - 3.8
Porche Carrera GT - 3.8
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Omg who wants to buy me one of them for my birthday
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I can't wait to see what Calloway and Lingenfelter do to that beast. Those will be some ridiculous cars.
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Old 06-14-2005, 03:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What's impressive, and telling about the engine's powerband, is that it gets to 60mph in first gear that fast. Imagine slightly lower gearing! I think the only thing I really find disappointing is the torque number. You can definitely tell that the HP was gained through a flat torque curve, and high revs. The torque peak really should top 500 ft lb as well. I imagind that the torque curve is flat, though, and that's a good thing.
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Old 06-14-2005, 06:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I love it, and I love how Chevy continues to provide value with the Vette, instead of only performance. i know, somebody will be on here soon enough saying that it only costs $65k because the entire interior is made of tuperware or that it doesn't handle as well as a Ferrari, or some other nonsense, but really it's a pretty fantastic car and the fact that they're still tweaking an older style powerplant is kind of cool.
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That car is all sorts of bad ass. I'll take mine in black.
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
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comparable 0-60 times...

new Z06 - 3.7

Dodge Viper - 3.9
Ferrari Enzo - 3.3
Ferrari F430 - 4.0
Ford GT - 3.3
Lamborghini Murcielago - 3.6
Lamborghini Gallardo - 4.0
Benz SLR McLaren - 3.8
Porche Carrera GT - 3.8
What makes the Z06 more amazing is that if you look at the list, none of the others can really be used as a daily driver. (except the Benz, which is in a whole other class).

I'm curious to see the 1/4 mile numbers. I'm sure the braking stats would also be amazing.
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Old 06-15-2005, 01:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That car is all sorts of bad ass. I'll take mine in black.

I saw a C6 in black and wow it looked so sexy
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:31 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I just sent this article to my Corvette loving brother. I wouldn't be suprised if he bought one soon.
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Old 06-16-2005, 11:23 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I think its about time to use that Uncle of mine who works for chevy.. *mmm.. yesssss*...
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:52 AM   #15 (permalink)
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My best friend has a '98 Vette. Considering how fun his car is to drive (despite having a slushbox) I can't even imagine how this Z06 must be.. Holy crap.
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Old 06-18-2005, 07:59 AM   #16 (permalink)
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so you think we can get this with the GM employee discount for everyone sale?
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Old 07-23-2005, 02:41 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I know it's an old topic...shoot me. But, GM broke a record with this new engine. It's the fastest a pushrod engine has ever been spun in a production car. Redline is 7100 revs!
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Old 07-23-2005, 03:04 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Sweet car. Yellow...eewww! I take mine in black too.
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I know it's an old topic...shoot me. But, GM broke a record with this new engine. It's the fastest a pushrod engine has ever been spun in a production car. Redline is 7100 revs!
Up 300 rpm from 38 years ago ...
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Old 07-23-2005, 07:40 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Who had a production PUSHROD engine 38 years ago that spun 6800 revs? Either way, it's a record, I guess. I'm jsut curious.
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Old 07-23-2005, 11:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Ford? 289-271hp, maybe the Boss 302 also. I'd think the 67-69 Z28 would be in that league too.
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Old 07-24-2005, 02:40 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Who had a production PUSHROD engine 38 years ago that spun 6800 revs? Either way, it's a record, I guess. I'm jsut curious.
L88 (427 Chevy BB) officially had a 6800 rpm redline in 1967. Certain Chevy literature stated that these engines could, however, be revved to 7600 in drag racing, and at least 7000 on a road course.

The 1966 L72 (427 BB), 1970 LT-1 (350 SB), and several other solid lifter engines were also up around 6500 rpm.

I only know Chevy engines. Other manufacturers might have had competing designs. New engines are vastly improved, though. The old ones with redlines this high usually had poor torque curves, and required constant tuning to keep in spec.
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:41 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Wow...things I didn't know. I'm not as up on the old stuff as I'd like to be. That's amazing that they spun the L88 that fast. An engine that big with old school stuff...that's where the 635HP came from, no doubt.
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Old 07-24-2005, 03:49 PM   #24 (permalink)
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It is pretty remarkable. I've heard stories from hot-rodders who've built their big blocks to take 8000+ rpm. I somehow doubt that those engines would pass OEM reliability tests, though .
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:55 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Its been done check this out

427TT

http://www.lingenfelter.com/C6LS2Lin...Turbo725HP.htm
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Old 07-26-2005, 10:04 AM   #26 (permalink)
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OMG some beautiful vettes on that site...
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Old 07-26-2005, 03:03 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Production cars...not tuner creations.
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