2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 review

          Chevrolet offered significant updates to the Z06 for 2011, with special packages and new options that enhance performance and styling, while also offering greater personalization choices. With its racing-inspired powertrain and suspension features, along with an aluminum frame and carbon fiber fenders and floor panels, it delivers exceptional levels of capability and technology.

         The Z06’s exterior design were shaped by the experiences of the Corvette racing program, where high-speed stability and cornering capability are paramount. While the race cars use large rear wings. Standard features include High-Intensity Discharge lighting, fog lamps, leather seating, dual-zone air conditioning, cabin air filtration and head-up display with track mode and g-meter.

          The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is powered by the LS7 7.0L (427 cubic inches) engine that delivers 505 horsepower (377 kW). The LS7 engine powers a 3,175 pounds (1,440 kg) package to help deliver 0-60 performance of 3.7 seconds in first gear, quarter mile times of 11.7 seconds at 125 mph and a top speed of 198 mph. A six-speed manual is the only transmission offered with the engine.


          * Type of engine: 7.0L/505-hp/470-lb-ft OHV 16-valve V-8
          * Transmission: 6-speed, manual
          * Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 505 / 377 @ 6300
          * Curb weight: 3207 lbs
          * Price (est): $100,000


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