Sunday, November 11, 2012

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Information about Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The Corvette Z06 arrived as a 2006 (6 years ago) model in the third quarter of 2005 (7 years ago). It has a 7.0 L (7,008 cc/427.6 cu in) version of the Small-Block engine codenamed LS7. The Z06 achieves a fuel economy of 15 mpg-US (16 L/100 km; 18 mpg-imp) in the city and 24 mpg-US (9.8 L/100 km; 29 mpg-imp) on the highway, and the output is 505 hp (376 kW). Car and Driver recorded a 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds with a 11.8 seconds at 122 1/4 mile test in their Mar. 2007 (5 years ago) comparison test. 

In addition to the larger engine, the Corvette Z06 has a dry sump oiling system, and connecting rods made out of titanium alloy. The frame of the Z06 is constructed from aluminum, saving 136 pounds over the standard steel frame. Other weight saving measures such as balsa wood/carbon fiber composite floors and a magnesium alloy engine cradle are also fitted to the Z06 version. 

The Z06 officially weighs 3132 lb (1421 kg), giving it a weight to power ratio of 6.2 lb/hp (3.8 kg/kW).


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