2016 Corvette Z06
Without a doubt, the Chevrolet Corvette is an iconic America sports car and the 2016 Corvette Z06 certainly upholds that reputation.
The Z06 is powered by a 6.2 liter V-8 engine spitting an impressive 650 horsepower and a torque level of 650 foot-pounds. Featuring a 7-speed manual transmission, mashing the accelerator pad will take you from 0 to 60 in just 3.2 seconds. The 8-speed automatic transmission will bolt you to redline in a hair-raising 2.95 seconds.
Although the Z06 is designed for sports performance, its interior is surprisingly opulent, wrapped in premium Napa leather and carbon fiber. With a simple and compact panel, the Z06 emphasizes performance above all else.
Featuring a double engine, the 2016 Vette Z06 comes as a convertible or as a coupe. In particular, the Z06 features a removable roof panel and soft-top. With wider tires, much larger brakes, a stronger aero package, a hood constructed from carbon fiber, larger cooling vents, a stunning rear fascia and front grille, the Z06 epitomizes the supercar appearance in line with other 2016 Vette editions.
While the exterior European styling does not appeal to some, the 2016 C7 edition still boasts sleek angles and planes that are undeniably as stunning today as the original 1963 Stingray was.
With a 6.2 liter V-8 and LT1 engine, the 2016 Corvette performs on par with other sports cars including its closest competitor, the Porsche PDK. The Performance Traction Management system packs a punch to the Z06 giving it impressive poise, accurate steering yields, agile reflexes and a lateral grip of more than 1g, not to mention its smooth flat cornering. The Z06 does not disappoint with a 16mpg mileage rating that genuinely complements its performance.
If you are after a Vette that is built for performance for the same bucks you would spend on say a Porsche, the all-American 2016 Corvette Z06 would be a downright perfect choice.
Want to learn more about the 2016 Corvette Z06? Here’s an excellent video posted by Kelly Blue Book on their YouTube channel and reviewed & hosted by Micah Muzio.
Photos: Feature photo of the Arctic White 2016 Corvette Z06 – courtesy of Hi-Tech Software, and still shots from the excellent Kelly Blue Book video