Chevrolet brings significant updates to the Chevy Corvette Z06 for 2011, with special packages and new options that enhance performance and styling, while also offering greater personalization choices.
Greater personalization choices for 2011 Chevrolet Corrvette Z06 include: new standard Goodyear F1 Supercar Gen 2 tires and exhaust system tuning, new Z07 Performance Package, New CFZ Carbon Fiber Package, Z06 Carbon limited-edition model, Two new exterior colors: Inferno Orange and Supersonic Blue, Available contrasting-color headlamps in Cyber Gray, Black or Blade Silver, New interior custom color stitching option, in red, blue or yellow and USB port and input jack included with the navigation radio.
2011 Chevy Corvette Z06 is propelled by the LS7 7.0L (427 cubic inches) engine that delivers 505 horsepower (377 kW). Unique features include a racing-style dry-sump oiling system that helps ensure adequate oil pressure during high-load cornering. The LS7 engine powers a 3,175-pound (1,440 kg) package to help deliver 0-60 performance of 3.7 seconds in first gear, quarter-mile times of 11.7 seconds at 125 mph and a top speed of 198 mph. A six-speed manual is the only transmission offered with the engine.
The 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06’s powertrain and drivetrain systems are matched to the LS7’s performance capability. The light, four-into-one headers discharge into close-coupled catalytic converters and through two-mode mufflers. The mufflers each feature a vacuum-actuated outlet valve, which controls exhaust noise during low-load operation but opens for maximum power.
The Chevy Corvette Z06 has an aluminum body structure for optimum stiffness and light weight for the fixed-roof body style. Perimeter rails are one-piece hydroformed aluminum members featuring cast suspension nodes, which replace many welded steel components on other Chevrolet Corvette models. Advanced structural composites featuring carbon-fiber are bonded to the aluminum structure. The wider front wheelhouses, for example, are carbon composites, and the passenger compartment floors combine carbon-fiber skins with an ultra-lightweight balsa wood core.
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Prices
MSRP*: $74,305 – $81,475