Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
This 2001 Z06 can be appreciated from a couple different angles. You might appreciate it as an original, low mileage, great looking, special model, Corvette. Or, you might appreciate it as a reincarnation of the first high performance Z06 offering from 1963, with updated technology, and stunning performance capabilities. But of course, it's OK if you appreciate this car for all the above.
Shining bright in its Quicksilver Metallic paint and updated C7 Z06 wheels, this car will turn heads wherever it goes. Z06s tend to be either driven hard, or cared for meticulously. It's obviously that this one falls into the second group. The paint is near perfect and looks like it has received a recent, first class detail. It looks really sharp. This body style is referred to as a FRC, or Fixed Roof Coupe. So that makes it a notchback design with a very nice little trunk. A couple Z06 performance tells you can see on the body are the bigger tires tucked under the fenders, and the functional brake ducts. Also, those massive rotors and red brake calipers would not normally be considered an appearance item on most cars, but they sure do show through those chrome wheels nicely on this one. Built for speed and shaped by the wind, this car looks good standing still or rolling down the road.
The black interior with red treatments to the lower door panels and dash is very striking. Those power leather sport bucket seats with Z06 embroidered into them are sweet too. They support you in all the right places so just sitting in them feels good, but of course they are also designed to provide great side support for spirited driving. An old school, leather wrapped shifter falls easily to hand, and a beefy, leather wrapped steering wheel frames a tachometer with a 6500 RPM redline. That sits next to a speedo marked up to 200 MPH and has the low, 41,985 miles this car has traveled indicated just below it. Dual zone climate controls allow driver and passenger to choose their individual preferred temperatures for traveling, and of course there are power windows, locks, and a Bose sound system to bring music to your ears.
However, the music you want to hear may be the sound of that LS6 engine breathing out of those quad tailpipes. Starting with the outstanding, all aluminum LS1, GM improved the head design and fine-tuned numerous other details to produce an engine that makes 405 horsepower. The only thing that is not stock and original on this car is a free flow air filter, so maybe bump that HP figure a little bit. A 6-speed, Borg Warner T-56, has revised gearing in first and second gears which is unique to the Z06, and provides a little extra punch off the line. An FE4 suspension, also courtesy of the Z06 package, is race inspired with specially tuned shocks, stiffer anti-roll bars, and stiffer springs. Those massive rotors mentioned earlier provide incredible stopping power, and everything gets to the ground through massive 275/40ZR18 tires in the rear, and 245/45ZR17s in the front.
Z06s are special cars. They have awesome performance capabilities, and hold their value better than most models. Come by the showroom and decide what you appreciate most about this super clean, low mileage example. Then take it home an appreciate in your garage.