C6 or sixth generation for those who don’t know about Chevy’s short speak saw the sports car redesigned once again but not massively as many markings from the previous generation are visible. The rear end is much bulkier yet has an elegant flow to it. Inside, significant changes have taken place with a redesigned cabin and seats.
Many of the features cross over such as air conditioning, CD player, leather and power seats. 18-inch rims paired with 19-inch rims at the back became the norm as did exposed headlights. Optional extras grow to extraordinary levels, navigation, Bluetooth, media inputs, upgraded suspension, magnetic shocks and a sports exhaust system.
ABS, stability control and multiple airbags are part of the list too.
Z06 models started in 2006, and once again offered customers an enhanced experience when it comes to driving. These vehicles are constructed from lightweight aluminium and feature larger rear spoilers, stiffer springs and shocks, wider rubber covering each of the tyres and is available in 1LZ, 2LZ and 3LZ trims.
ZR1 models returned in this generation as another enhanced version for the standard Corvette with an output of over 650 horsepower. While the vehicle looked like a Corvette, it’s comprised of carbon fibre to keep the weight down, carbon ceramic brakes, magnetic selective ride control and water to air intercooler. Another bonus feature this vehicle has is a clear polycarbonate panel in the hood of which the intercooler is visible.
Grand Sport models launched as 2010 models with their very own manual gearbox, larger spoiler than the Z06, lightweight alloy rims exclusively to the model, wider tyres, launch control, stiffer suspension and revised shocks.
Four special editions are available. The Ron Fellows edition sporting a unique coat of paint and CORVETTE plastered onto the top half of the windshield much like a race car and ZHZ models which is finished in yellow. GT1 championship edition to celebrate the Corvette’s introduction into the international racing scene and a Carbon Limited Edition of the Z06 that is available in Orange and Blue and as you may have guessed features a lot of carbon fibre, carbon ceramic brakes and unique interior colours and patterns.
A Z06X concept was drawn up and built during these years and was set to rival the like of the Dodge Viper ACR-X and Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. However, it never saw the light of day. These models are equipped with street legal track inspired goodies such as racing seats, polycarbonate rear window, adjustable components, roll cage, carbon fibre rear spoiler and carbon fibre front splitter.
Powering base models is a 6-litre V8 petrol motor mated to a manual or automatic transmission controlling the rear axle. Higher models are powered by a 7-litre V8 or a 6.2-litre supercharged petrol engine.
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Undergoing a significant design change in its generation or C7, the Corvette morphed into an even more desirable vehicle if that is humanly possible. With plenty of angles that are more than capable of poking your eyes out, the Corvette once again embraced the Stingray name and is available as a coupe or convertible.
Features once again receive a massive boost both inside and out with adaptive bi-xenon headlights lined with LED’s available as optional extras. Quad exhaust tips appear as standard as does performance rubber covering each of the rims. Inside, navigation, Bluetooth, media inputs, cooled seats, premium sound system, drive mode selector, paddle shifters, multi-function steering wheel, multi-zone air conditioning and memory seats are all available as standard or optional extras.
In 2015 trim, a performance data recorder is available which allows drivers to record their drag or lap times at their favourite strip or race track. Not only does it record timings with the optional 720p camera inside, but audio and video can also be registered for drivers to scare their passengers to death if required.
As always, a multitude of special editions are available. 1050 units are split into coupes and convertibles and make up the Premiere Edition that a coated in Lime Rock Green or Laguna Blue and both feature carbon fibre panels and trims. The Z06 nameplate returns and with its supercharged petrol engine, unique body panels and wider tyres. Z07 packages were also introduced which includes enhanced performance rubber on each corner, carbon ceramic disk brakes, transparent centre section of the rear spoiler and extra carbon fibre.
Various design packages that offer exclusive body colours trim pieces such as Red, Black, White, Blue, Silver and Grey. A Grand sports model is expected to arrive next year in 2017 trim and set to be equipped with a more powerful engine, unique trim pieces, exclusive interior options and commemorative badging.
Mounted in the front is a massive 6.2-litre V8 petrol engine rated at 455 horsepower and exclusively powers the rear wheels while being controlled by either a manual or automatic gearbox. A supercharger is optional in certain variations offering more power for those who crave it.
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