If you throw your Z06 around on a racetrack, you might be one of the drivers who has experienced a little overheating on the 650-hp supercharged LT4 V8 (or, if you're lucky, you've simply tripped the car into to save it from overheating). In a conversation with , Corvette's chief executive engineer, Tadge Juechter, said the 2017 Z06 'Vettes will have a new hood for better cooling, a different supercharger cover and modifications to the actual cooling system -- all working to help keep the Corvette cool. While that's great for future Z06 owners, it doesn't fix current Z06 owners' overheating woes. According to a note sent to , it appears Chevy will make the new parts "relatively straightforward" replacement parts for owners of previous model years. The backward compatibility makes sense, considering there aren't any major changes en route to the Corvette -- except, of course, the Apparently, people who don't push their Z06 Corvettes to the limit shouldn't be worried -- as the problems only occur during very aggressive driving. Then again, if you have a Z06 and don't push it to the limit, WTF?Currently, Z06 'Vette production is stopped as workers tool up for the Corvette's newest model. Pricing and more information about the returning Z06 will be available when the top-dog Corvette restarts production in the fall; we'll have Grand Sport driving impressions coming soon too, so stay tuned.
Apparently, people who don't push their Z06 Corvettes to the limit shouldn't be worried -- as the problems only occur during very aggressive driving. Then again, if you have a Z06 and don't push it to the limit, WTF?
The home turf of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is where Chevrolet have chosen to unveil the all-new C7 version of the Corvette Z06. The enhanced Z06 version of the Corvette Stingray features both aerodynamic upgrades and engineering modifications to the drivetrain which leave it only fractionally less powerful than the C6 ZR1. Although it has over 100 horsepower more than the previous C6 Z06 Corvette. With the Supercharged V8 engine producing 620 horsepower and 650 lb-ft (880 Nm) of torque.
The groundbreaking sixth-generation Corvette Z06 elevated Corvette to compete with the world's most capable supercars. A power-to-weight ratio of 6.2:1 was one of the best in the world, helping it run from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.7 seconds, through the quarter-mile in the low-11-second range and achieve a top speed of more than 190 mph.
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