The 2017 Corvette Z06 – A Racecar for the Road
The engine is the heart of any Corvette, and in the Z06, it’s a truly magnificent piece of machinery. Chevrolet’s LT4 is a 6.2L supercharged V8 that produces an awe-inspiring 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Combined with Direct Fuel Injection, Variable Valve Timing, and Active Fuel Management, this engine is as advanced as anything from Italy or Germany..
Every Z06 comes standard with Chevrolet’s advanced PTM (Performance Traction Management) to ensure every horsepower is deployed to the road. This system also allows you to adjust it on the fly between five separate driving modes – so you can choose exactly what kind of driving experience you want. Whether you want a little slip for spirited road driving, or more leeway for on the track – PTM lets you fully experience all that the 2017 Z06 has to offer..
Form Follows Function
The 2017 Corvette Z06’s multitudes of wings, flaps, and extractor vents aren’t there for show, every piece has its purpose – make the Z06 faster. Its massive tires, spoilers and splitters let the Z06 generate 300lbs of downforce and stick to the road like glue. Meanwhile the vents and slats mean the LT4 V8 and the massive 15.5-inch front / 15.3-inch rear carbon ceramic brakes* never overheat.
Precision without Compromise
Every Z06 comes with Chevrolet’s advanced Magnetic Ride Control system, which adjusts to road conditions and driver inputs every 10 milliseconds. Combined with driver-selectable firmness settings, the Z06 can be a comfortable long-distance cruiser or a hyper-sharp track weapon at the push of a button.
Engagement or Efficiency
In a sports car, the transmission is as important as what’s under the hood. That’s why the 2017 Z06 comes with your choice of a 7-speed rev-matching manual for an old-school engaging drive, or a super-swift 8-speed paddle-shifted automatic for a more racecar experience. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.