autopressnews.com car magazine, homepage banner

autopressnews.com/motiontrends.com
Since 2000
Automotive
Technology
Arabic articles for the press with a flexible payment system, per article or on a monthly basis (easy cancellation), as well as copy writing & translation for the industry. More...
Only samples are provided on this site. Jobs delivered to clients are never published on this site, unless otherwise agreed in advance.
Many more to see...
منذ العام 2000
تكنولوجيا السيارات
مواضيع للصحافة العربية (بالقطعة أو إشتراك، سهولة الشراء والتوقف) وترجمة أو تحرير لصانعي السيارات. لقراءة المزيد...
لا ينشر هذا الموقع إلا نماذج منوعة من مواضيع موشن ترندز منذ العام 2000. يسلّم إنتاجنا مباشرة الى الزبائن، من دون نشره في موقعنا، إلا في حال الإتفاق المسبق.
وهناك المزيد...

Outperforms key competitive supercars at 1/3 the price
Chevy announces Corvette Z06 acceleration and base price

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 MY 2006

Carbon-fiber composite front fenders, front wheelhouses and floors.

APN, PR,
13 June 2005.

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.”

Chevy Corvette Z06 MY 2006

505 horsepower from the 7.0-liter LS7 V8.

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, aluminium, 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.

Chevy Corvette Z06 MY 2006 - front view

Chevy Corvette Z06 MY 2006 - dials

Chevy Corvette Z06 MY 2006 - back

Pricing starts at $65,800.

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

  • Aluminium 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.

Reproduction of any part of this site is prohibited for any kind of publications: see our copyrights page.