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Chevrolet Corvette Z06: American power

New V8 engine – New engine Chevrolet Corvette Z06 The LT6 is a naturally aspirated aluminum V8 engine with twin overhead camshafts designed for maximum interaction. The American company opted for a lighter crankshaft and a relatively short stroke, and to make it track ready, it adopted a race-type dry sump lubrication system. The new cylinder heads are designed with fully automated combustion chambers and intake ports (the camshaft covers are painted red flange to make them even more distinctive). To keep mass under control and jointly ensure greater resistance, forged aluminum pistons and titanium connecting rods were also adopted. The 5.5-liter V8 engine generates 670 horsepower and 623 Nm of torque at 6300 rpm.

It’s wider – visually new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 It differs from the standard model by the presence of wider bumpers and new moldings. The changes were made to make room for a larger width (9.4 cm), due to the presence of larger tires (275/30 ZR20 at the front and 345/25 ZR21 at the rear). The car comes with Pilot Sport 4S Zp tyres, but the Z07 package adds Sport Cup 2 R ZP tyres.

Relay optimization – Technicians to deal with the increased power have also taken care of aerodynamics; over there Chevrolet Corvette Z06 It comes with a new front splitter and rear spoiler. Both provide up to 165.6 kg of downforce at 300 km/h. Available as an option is a Carbon Fiber Package that adds a larger front splitter, aerodynamic front-corner profiles, a base-mounted rear spoiler and a lower wing.

> The new Z06 is also available in a spider version.

bigger brakes They don’t change the suspension, which is the same as the suspension on the Corvette Stingray, however, the engineers tuned it to improve dynamic performance. over there Chevrolet Corvette Z06 It is also equipped with Launch Control, for optimum acceleration and traction control, and an electronic limited-slip differential. The braking system has also been updated, which can now rely on Brembo discs with a diameter of 370 mm in the front and 380 mm in the rear. The calipers have six pistons in the front and four in the rear. Carbon fiber tires are optional, which reduces the car’s total suspended mass by 18.6 kg. According to the house, thanks to the performance improvements made, the American sports car is able to guarantee 1.22 grams of lateral acceleration in curves.

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Produce – Produce Chevrolet Corvette Z06 It will begin in the summer of 2022 at the Bowling Green, Kentucky facility. Chevrolet says the sports car will also be exported outside the US market. Prices have not yet been announced.