This 2006 Corvette Z06 represents perhaps the biggest performance bargain weve ever seen. The Z06 takes no prisoners, and if youre looking for the ultimate track-day weapon, this is a very strong contender. Full of high performance tricks and offered at roughly half its original price, this low-mile Z06 is as fast as it is affordable.
For less than the price of a new base-model Corvette, you can own this thundering 505-horsepower Z06. Showing just 10,721 original miles, it has obviously been well-maintained and seldom used, and despite the growing aftermarket, it remains 100% stock. The vivid Velocity Yellow paint job is exactly right for this car, since theres just no point in trying to hide when you have this much performance at your fingertips. The Z06s array of scoops and spoilers control the air as it flows over the car and feeds it to coolers and brakes for serious track use. The finish is excellent, as youd expect, and its unlikely that this car has ever seen more than a passing rain shower in its entire life. Glass, lenses, and emblems are all as they were when it rolled off the Bowling Green assembly line, making this essentially a new car in almost every way.
Wearing upgraded two-tone leather on the sculpted sport seats, the interior is every bit as well-preserved as the bodywork. The interior of the Z06 was pretty much the same as the base models, and it works extremely well when youre running hard or just cruising. Full instrumentation with backlit dials, a fat leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a bunch of options like the in-dash navigation/entertainment system, heads-up display, and power seats only enhance the driving experience. The seats, carpets, and other soft parts are in excellent shape, showing minimal signs of use and more expert care throughout. Z06 logo floor mats, dash pad, and cargo mat help keep everything looking like new, and obviously, everything works as it should.
The Z06 might look like a standard Corvette, but under the skin it is wildly different. The core of the package is the all-aluminum 427 cubic inch V8, which thumps out more than 500 horsepower, yet remains tractable enough to drive in rush-hour traffic. Thanks to a full GM development program, it starts instantly and idles perfectly every time, yet it howls to its 7000 RPM redline without feeling like its working hard. Obviously, performance is eyeball-flattening, and as you run it through the six-speed gearbox, youll want to wind it out if only for the wondrous baritone wail of the special Z06 exhaust system. The chassis was made from lighter materials than the base car, shaving precious pounds, and things like the transmission and differential have their own coolers for track use. Massive brakes with bright red 6-piston calipers up front and 4-piston units out back will put up with all the punishment you can dish out and the oversized 275/35/18 front and 325/30/19 Goodyear Eagle F1 performance tires are stretched over gorgeous forged alloy wheels.
Few cars can touch the Z06 in terms of raw performance, and with the new C7 Z06 coming out shortly with a price tag of nearly $100,000, this incredibly well-preserved specimen represents a screaming 7000 RPM bargain. Call today!