In 2006, the C6 Z06 introduced the public to the LS7 engine. With a 7.0 liter engine, a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds, and head-turning, jaw-dropping styling, the Z06 is a supercar in every sense of the word. And with a base price around $70,000, its price-to-power ratio makes it a sweet deal. Take some of the cash you saved in buying your C6 Z06 and help it blow those lesser supercars out of the water and off the road by adding power with our performance improvements.
C6 Z06 Corvette Overview
Unlike its predecessor, the C5Z06, the C6Z06 featured an engine with a design that was not based on the base model C6 Corvette’s LS2. In 2006, the C6 Z06 introduced the public to the all-new LS7, a 427 ci displacement V8 small block that offered the same displacement as the famed big block engines of the 66-69 Corvette.
On the outside, the C6 Z06 sported distinctive body styling unlike the coupe and convertible. It also included carbon fiber body elements and restyled fenders, front fascia, and a hood with a scoop. Unique to the C6 Z06 was an aluminum-frame architecture, magnesium-supported fixed roof panel and magnesium engine cradle.
As a result of the technological advancements of the LS7 engine, including larger bore diameter, pressed-in steel cylinder liners in an aluminum block, titanium connecting rods and intake valves, a dry-sump oiling system, and an 11:1 compression ratio, in its debut year the C6 Z06 pulled down 3.7 second 0-60 MPH times.
Also in its introductory year, a red, white and blue Z06 was honored as the Indy 500 pace car. The C6 Z06 is still in production.