Chevrolet is set to release the next generation of Corvette Z06, a sports car known for its excellent performance, easy handling and sold at a reasonable price. The model was scheduled to arrive early this year but the automaker has delayed its production slightly to give room for the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport; the Z06 will now arrive later this fall. The new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 cooling system has been revised to ensure it does not develop heating issues like the current Z06. Read along for more information:
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Exterior
The exterior profile of the Corvette Z06 is as stylish as they come. The model will not look any bit odd when packed side by side with other sports cars in its category. The body of the Corvette is made up of lightweight materials including carbon fiber and stiff aluminum. This has helped to cut the model’s curb weight translating into improved performance and enhanced fuel economy.
The 2-door sports car will still be offered in both coupe and convertible body styles. The only difference between the two models is the drop-top roof of the convertible. For the 2017 model year, Chevrolet has made the front fascia more aggressive. This is courtesy of a more slanted hood and new LED headlights. The grille remains unchanged but below it are new air intakes that channel more cooling air to the monstrous engine under the hood. To improve cooling even further the Z06 also features bigger cooling vents. At the rear, the taillights also feature LED lighting. The new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 also features four exhaust tips all mounted at the center. The Z06 rides on a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels, alloy wheels of 19 inches can be ordered as an option from $ 3,700.
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Interior
Sliding inside, you will meet a very comfortable and luxurious cabin. The seats are comfortable and are wrapped with leather. The seats are placed in a way to provide ample legroom as well as headroom. Chevrolet has modified the center stack to mimic a fighter jet’s cockpit. The cabin also features a premium sound system that comes with an MP3/MP4 player, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port.
For 2017, the sports car adds a new infotainment system with an 8.0-inchdisplay. The model is also offered with a digital instrument panel that enables a driver to customize the display according to various driving modes. The driving modes offered are Eco, Track, Weather, Tour and Sport.
The Z06 also features 4G LTE connectivity and a host of driver assistance programs and safety systems including traction control, parking assist, line departure warning, a rearview camera as well as enhanced seatbelts and a full package of airbags. In addition, Chevrolet offers a built-in camera that is used to record performance data when you take your Z06 on the racing tracks.
Engine Specs and performance
This is where it matters most when it comes to sports cars. If you have the best exterior design without a monstrous engine to back it up then you cannot claim to have a sports car. The Corvette Z06 excels at both. Under the hood, you will find a supercharged 6.2 L, V-8 mill that churns out a whopping 650 hp thus doing its aggressive design justice. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Chevrolet will offer a 7-speed manual transmission as an option.
With this power, the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 makes the 0-60 mph run in under 3 seconds (2,95 sec) on its way to a top speed of 195 mph. In terms of fuel economy, the engine is EPA rated at 15 mpg in city, 22 mpg on highway and 18 mpg on combined drives. These figures are very impressive considering it is a powerful sports car.
Price and Release Date
Chevrolet is released official prices of the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. The starting price for 1LZ trim is $ 79,450, the starting MSRP for 2LZ trim is $ 84.010, 3LZ starts at $ 89,380. The Z06 will mostly arrive in dealerships this fall.