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new for the 2006 Corvette Z06?
First, the 2006 Chevrolet Corvette has been redesigned for the 2006-year
model. It has enhanced features, but in this article I want to tell
you specifically about the Z06 features to this model.
The corvette Z06 is, of course, the fastest corvette ever built. It
will have a 500 horsepower 427 cubic inch engine with lightweight components.
What does this mean in a 3130-pound car? It means superior performance
beyond all other Corvettes. Estimated 0-60 in less than 4 seconds along
with a sub 12-second quarter mile. Top speed is reported to be more
than 190 MPH (on a closed race track of course).
What makes this new 2006 Corvette Z06 so much better? Several components:
1. 500-hp/475 lb.-ft torque
2. 7000 RPM redline
3. 11.0:1 Compression
4. Titanium connecting rods
5. Titanium intake valves and pushrods
6. Hand built engine
7. Dry sump lubrication
8. Aluminum body structure
9. Carbon fiber front fenders
10. Magnesium front cradle
11. Fixed roof design for rigidity
12. Larger grill and cold air intake scoop
13. Wide rear fenders and a rear spoiler incorporated into the tail
of the car
14. Larger cross-drilled front and rear disc brakes
15. Larger wheels and tires
16. 3" exhaust
17. Light weight seats with fixed side bolsters
1. Bose audio with an in dash six CD changer
2. Polished wheels
3. Telescoping steering wheel
4. Heated seats
5. Navigation system
7. XM Satellite Radio
All in all, this is going to be one of the best Corvettes Chevrolet
has ever offered. I can't wait to see one.
About The Author
Stuart Simpson collects pictures of the new C6 corvette. If you have
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Corvette Z06: GM's Fastest and Most Powerful Car with Superior Aftermarket
Parts at Partstrain by Jenny McLane
2006 Chevrolet Corvette has a chassis, which is all aluminum, hydro
formed in similar dies to those used to build the standard steel C6
frame. Magnesium and carbon fiber parts are also used to help contain
the total curb weight to less than 3150 pounds.
front grille is larger, and an additional small scoop in front of the
hood gulps cool intake air. Barely visible from a distance, 1-centimeter-wide
black strips follow the wheel arches, oriented at a right angle to the
fender. The carbon fiber front fenders are flared to accommodate 275/35ZR18
tires and the rear quarter panels are widened 1.5 inches to clear massive
325/30ZR19s. It has a 427.6-cubic-inch small-block LS7 engine, good
for 500 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 475 pound-feet of torque at 4800
rpm. Titanium connecting rods, intake valves, and valve springs permit
7000-rpm revving, for this, the ultimate small-block.
all-new LS7 7.0-liter V-8 (the displacement works out to 427 cubic inches)
is said to churn out 500 horsepower. It will also be fitted with wider
tires and larger Brembo brakes. Body modifications include a high-rise
hood, deep side skirts and cooling ducts ahead of the rear wheels.
The engine is an
aluminum block designed for stiffness and a special camshaft design
for better engine breathing. The aluminum block, cylinder heads, camshaft
and induction systems are revised for better breathing at a high rpm.
A positive crankcase ventilation system improves oil control during
racetrack and acceleration maneuvers, a Z06 titanium exhaust system,
mufflers and tailpipes have less mass and more strength than its aluminum
or magnesium counterparts. Producing 405-horsepower at 6000 rpm and
capable of zero-to-60 in less than four seconds.
car's larger-displacement engine and light weight are claimed to deliver
0-to-60-mph acceleration times of less than 4 seconds, a 12-second quarter-mile
and a top speed of more than 190 mph on the track. Just as the base
engine grew to 6.0 liters and became the LS2, the Z06 power plant has
grown to 7.0 liters and becomes the LS7 V-8. It's rated for 500 hp at
6,200 rpm and 475 pounds-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm
brake calipers employ six pistons apiece up front, four pistons per
side in the rear and 20 individual brake pads, which Chevrolet says
deliver more even wear. The ventilated, cross-drilled brake rotors measure
14 inches in front and 13.4 inches in the rear. ABS is standard.
new Chevy Corvette has all performance systems including engine, transmission,
chassis, tires and suspension. Standard Active Handling works in conjunction
with Traction Control and ABS on select 03 and 2005 2006 Chevrolet Corvettes,
making maximum use of available traction to assist the driver, when
needed, in keeping the car in line with steering input.
click on http://www.partstrain.com/ShopByVehicle/GMC and have a look
at its extensive stock of dependable, long lasting Chevrolet replacement
parts, performance parts, body parts etc. It could be the start of great
savings for you while preserving the performance of the car that exudes
performance and comfort.
About the Author
Jenny McLane is a 36 year old native of Iowa and has a knack for research
on cars and anything and everything about it. She works full time as
a Market Analyst for one of the leading car parts suppliers in the country
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