Stumble upon a nest of Corvette aficionados, and you'll hear more obscure alphanumeric sequences than if you'd crept into a meeting of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Back in 1963, codes such as L-88, ZR-1, M-22, and ZL-1 were created as internal designations for Corvette options, but they have since taken on deep and emotional meaning for the Corvette faithful. For 2001, Chevrolet will rejuvenate a code from this hallowed list with the new model you see on these pages. Called the Z06, it represents a variant of the C5 Corvette enhanced with a comprehensive package of go-fast upgrades designed to make it the highest-performance production Corvette ever built.
The new Z06 starts with a more powerful version of the Corvette's LS1 V-8 engine. Designated the LS6, this engine employs a redesigned intake manifold with smoother internal passages. Revised cylinder heads incorporate better-flowing intake and exhaust ports, combustion chambers redesigned to reduce valve shrouding, and a higher compression ratio. New thin-walled cast-iron exhaust manifolds provide a smoother exit for the combustion products.
These collective changes result in 385 horsepower at 6000 rpm, 385 pound-feet of torque at 4800 rpm, and a redline of 6500 rpm—increases of 40 horsepower, 35 pound-feet, and 500 rpm, respectively, over the current LS1 engine. Incidentally, by fitting a few of the LS6 pieces to the LS1 V-8, that engine gets bumped 5 horsepower and 25 pound-feet for 2001.
Despite this performance, on the street the Z06 is remarkably docile. The high-output engine is not temperamental, and its increased torque, combined with the shorter gearing, endows the Z06 with highly responsive top-gear acceleration. From 50 to 70 mph in sixth, the Z06's 8.6-second time was a vast improvement over the 12.0 seconds of the last hardtop we tested.
If you'd like to take it for a spin, give us a call now at 720.204.2542
Exterior: The exterior of this unit is in excellent shape with no major flaws.
Interior: The interior is in excellent condition.
Mechanical: This vehicle is "Insight Certified" with no known mechanical defects after completing a 144 point mechanical inspection with required maintenance performed.
Tires: The tires are in excellent health with plenty of tread life remaining.
Call us at 720.204.2542 now!
Because of our competitive pricing we sell our vehicles all around the world. We understand that providing detailed photographs and accurate descriptions is critical to helping remote buyers make an informed decision. If you are considering purchasing this vehicle we encourage you to call us. We will gladly perform a complete walk around of the vehicle to answer any questions you have about the features and condition of the vehicle.
We offer the following benefits to remote buyers:
The best way to get started with a remote transaction is to call us. 720.204.2542
We genuinely look forward to taking your call and showing you how much you can save by buying from us.
If you find a vehicle which you believe is a better value please call us to discuss the details at 720.204.2542! Due to the inherent nature of differences in used vehicles we can’t promise to beat their price, but we’ll strive to provide the best value for you money.
We gladly consider all types of trades! Give us a call and provide the details of your trade-in vehicle and a few photos and we’ll provide a ballpark appraisal.
We are dedicated to providing the most competitive prices on quality used vehicles and delivering a notably enjoyable buying experience. In fact, our staff here thrives on the belief that everything we do is connected and contributes to providing you with an irresistible, informed buying experience. We genuinely look forward to answering all of your questions and receiving your feedback so pick up the phone and call us direct today.