Looks like beauty, sprints like beast - 2016 Corvette Z06
The 2016 Corvette Z06 is offered in coupe and convertible models, in 1LZ, 2LZ and 3LZ trims. When the Z06 rejoined the Corvette lineup in 2015 as the most capable model in the car's history, it also joined an elite fraternity of the world's most capable supercars. It returns for 2016, offering more choices for personalization, including an all-new C7.R Edition. The C7.R Edition pays tribute to the Corvette Racing C7.R racecars.
It's offered in Corvette Racing's signature yellow livery or black with coordinated exterior and interior accents. Only 500 will be built, all with the Z07 Performance Package with carbon ceramic brakes, and a specially serialized vehicle identification number. Three new design packages – Twilight Blue, Spice Red and Jet Black Suede – offer custom-tailored appearances, while features such as an available front parking camera and power-cinching latch for the coupe's hatchback or convertible's trunk enhance convenience and protection.
New technology on Corvette Z06's MyLink system displays content from Apple iPhone 5 or later on the multicolor screen through the Apple CarPlay feature. Supported apps for the system include phone, messages, maps, music and compatible third-party apps.
The Corvette Z06's capability is rooted in its LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine, which is SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm – making it the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of the most powerful production cars available in the United States. With the available Z07 package, its capability enables 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration in 2.95 seconds with the eight-speed automatic and 3.2 seconds with the seven-speed manual transmission.
The content and unique features for the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition offered on coupe and convertible models with 3LZ trim includes Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat new for 2016)or Black exterior colors, Z07 Performance Package with Brembo carbon ceramic brakes and Michelin PS Cup 2 tires, new visible carbon fiber hood section, Jet Black leather interior with sueded microfiber accents on the instrument panel and doors, and sueded microfiber-trimmed Competition Sport Seat, steering wheel and shifter, among other details. ■
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