2016 Corvette Z06: Performance Details and Tech Specs

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2016 Corvette Z06 in Torch Red. Photo courtesy of General Motors.

Brakes:

Optimal braking performance is essential on the track, with engineers continually fine-tuning to build a fast-responding, durable system with the shortest stops. The Z07 package stays competitive on the track by replacing the stock steel rotors with larger Brembo carbon ceramic-matrix rotors (which display nicely behind the aluminum wheels). These high-performance brakes also shave 23 pounds off the overall curb weight.

The Z07 package features the same upgraded fixed calipers as the Z06 -- aluminum six-piston calipers on the front wheels and four-piston calipers on the rear. Elements to keep the rear brakes and differential cool are already in place from the 2014 Stingray -- including openings on the rear fender wheel wells and bumper to maximize air flow.

 

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Aerodynamic features:

 

"With this package, the Corvette Z06 delivers the most aerodynamic downforce of any production car that GM has tested."

General Motors

 

Engineers focused a lot of their design on the aerodynamics of this sports car, increasing downforce to hold the Corvette tight on the track and extend its grip through the corners. This fixation can be seen in the aggressive endcaps on the front splitter and a rear spoiler that some will recognize from Stingray's Z51 Performance Package. The center section of the rear wing is clear to help visibility, and drivers can adjust both the front and rear components to customize aerodynamic performance.

  

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Tires:

 

The 2015 Corvette Z06 wears larger tires than the Stingray, trading up to 19-inch tires on the front and 20-inch tires on the rear. The Z07 package uses Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 run-flats, a tire designed for super cars to take to the track while still staying street-legal.

 

Engine: Powering the Z07-equipped Corvette is the same 6.2-liter LT4 as the Corvette Z06. The 2015 edition is the first Z06 to include a supercharger, a 1.-7-liter Eaton that spins up to 20,000 revolutions every minute.

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Specs on the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with Z07 Performance Package:

 

 

Engine:

6.2L LT4, 376 cid, aluminum block

Type:                            

90-degree V-8 with continuously variable valve timing

Horsepower:            

625 (estimated)

Torque:                       

635 lb.-ft (estimated)

Supercharger:          

1.7 L Eaton R1740, 20,000 rpm

Lubrication system:

Dry sump oiling system

Cylinder-deactivation System:

GM's Active Fuel Management, standard

Compression ratio:          

10.0:1

Rotor diameter:

15.5 x 1.4 inch front

 

15.3 x 1.3 inch rear

Wheelbase:

106.7 inches

Overall length:

176.9 inches

Overall width:

75.9 inches

Wheels: 

19 x 10 inch front

 

20 x 12 inch rear

Tires:  

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 run-flat

 

P285/30ZR19 front

 

P335/25ZR20 rear