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Hottest Corvette unleashed

2005-06-30 09:35

Developed alongside the Corvette C6.R race car, the Corvette Z06 uses advanced lightweight materials typically found only in the most exotic supercars.

Chevrolet made use of weight-saving materials such as carbon fibre, aluminium, titanium and magnesium.

Previous Corvette Z06 models, from the original 1963 model to the 2001-2004 editions, incorporated suspension and engine upgrades that complemented existing Corvette systems.

The 2006 Corvette Z06 is more differentiated from the standard Corvette than any other Z06 in history with every design element serving a performance function.

Its 7-litre V8 engine develops 373 kW at 6 300 r/min while torque is a whopping 657 Nm at 4 800 r/min. The car comes with a six-speed manual transmission.

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