Z06 History, Pt 3 – 2006-2013

When the C6 Corvette made its grand debut at the American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2004, after all the cheers, the next question was, “Where’s the Z06?” Two years later the C6 Z06 debuted at the 2006 American International Auto Show in Detroit. No one was disappointed! Where as the C5 Z06 was a well-executed Corvette Hardtop, with a buffed LS6 engine and some nice visual add-ons, the C6 Z06 was a totally unique car that looked like it was on steroids – and it was! Read More

Z06 History Pt. 2 – The C5 Z06 Arrives!

For its day, the Z06 was a runner, so let’s just right to the performance numbers. With a power-to-weight ratio of 8.09:1, the Z06 could clock 0-to-60 mph in just 4.0-seconds and the quarter-mile in 12.0-seconds at 114-mph. Top speed was just over 170-mph! This was Dreamland in 2001! The best part was that this kind of performance could be ordered from your local Chevy dealer for about the same cost as the Corvette roadster. Gas mileage for this beast was astonishing. So long as you weren’t hot-dogging around, the Z06 could get 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Read More