Monday, February 11, 2008

Corvette Z 06 - 500 BHP and more!

Spotted here at the hotel!
Check out the owner's registration ... " C6 4 ME " Wicked!

Wikipedia describes this American muscle car ...
The new Corvette Z06 arrived as a 2006 model in the third quarter of 2005.
It has a 7.0 L (7,008 cc/427.6 in³) version of the Small-Block engine codenamed LS7.the Z06 achieves 16/26 mpg (city/highway), output is 505 hp (376 kW).
Dave Hill, the chief engineer for the C6 Corvette, says that it is a much further departure from the standard Corvettes and more like the C6-R that GM is building for the American Le Mans Series.
Its performance is similar to the Ford GT and the Dodge Viper SRT-10. Official performance figures indicate that the Z06 can reach 60 mph (97 km/h) in just 3.7 seconds from a standing start in first gear.
In the summer of 2005, GM and Corvette Racing driver Jan Magnussen brought the new Z06 to the Nürburgring in Germany. Magnussen drove the Z06 to a time of 7:42.99, few cars have posted faster times. Car and Driver recorded a 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds in their March 2007 comparison test.
In addition to the larger engine, the Corvette Z06 has a dry sump oiling system, something typically found only on race cars. Connecting rods made out of titanium further lighten the reciprocating mass of the engine while making them stronger than the steel rods they replace. Altogether, the Z06 model not only produces more power, it revs faster and higher than any other Chevrolet LS-motor.
In a radical departure from anything Chevrolet has ever done before, the primary structural element of the sixth-generation Z06 is aluminum instead of steel as on the non-Z06 cars. The hydroformed aluminum frame remains dimensionally identical to its steel brethren but is significantly lighter. The front fenders are made of carbon fiber to reduce weight, while wider rear fenders allow for the wider tires necessary to deal with the engine's increased power.
The Z06 officially weighs 3132 lb (1421 kg), giving it a power to weight ratio of 6.2 lb/hp (3.8 kg/kW).
The Corvette Z06 is the first 500+ hp production car to avoid the U.S. Energy Tax Act.


ekeng said...

hey bro..that's my ride :p

ekeng said...

i prefer HUMMER H2 with 22" bling bling wheel