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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Review


The Corvette Z06 is an adaptation of the Corvette Stingray from Chevrolet, the automobile division of General Motors. It was unveiled as a 2016 model year vehicle after unveiling at the 2014 Intercontinental Motor Show held in North America. Through this model, Chevrolet offers its customers an opportunity to assemble the powertrain individually through an optional package. The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is the revamped version, which will be the best choice of sports car/price ratio in the world. Some of the new things are more advanced technologies, smooth and simple-to-drive nature and high performance. The 2017 model will be offered in both convertible and coupe option with trim levels, such as base model, Stingray, Stingray Z51 and Z06 variants. The Stingray model is further divided into numerous sub-models that include 1LT trim, 2LT trim, and 3LT trim, whereas the Z06 model is further categorized into 1LZ model, 2LZ model, and 3LZ model.

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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Changes

The new Corvette Z06 2017 comes only with minor changes in its external features according to the models. Some of the standard features available with the 1LT sub model contain xenon headlamps and Brembo brakes.
Each trim of the Stingray trim comes outfitted with standard exterior features, such as automatic-dimming side-view and rearview mirrors and side bolster adjustments.
All models of the 3LT models will have aluminum wheels with top-performance summer tires.
In general, all models will have this features(standard), like new grille in the front, a sport-adjusted, a supercharged engine, distinctive external accents. Also, a carbon fiber engine hood, bigger brakes, wider front and back fenders, and an improved and bigger splitter in the front.

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Some of the optional gadgets include a bigger spoiler at the back with a permanent wicker bill annex, rocker boards down the splitter in the front. Furthermore, there are extraordinary tires, bigger carbon-ceramic brake rotors, and an adaptable transparent middle section.
For the new model, Chevrolet offers 10 attractive new 2017 Corvette paint colors. Consequently, buyers will have more options to choose their new vehicle with their favorite colors. These external colors include:
 Torch Red.
 Night Race Blue Metallic.
 Black.
 Laguna Blue Metallic Tintcoat.
 Blade Silver Metallic.
 Arctic White.
 Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat.
 Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat.
 Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic.
 Shark Gray Metallic.

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This time, the all-new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2017 comes with 176.9 inches as its body length, 73.9 inches in width, and 48.6 as its height. The wheelbase length of the new vehicle would be 106.7 inches, whereas it curbs weight is expected to be 3506 pounds (approx 1594 kg).

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New Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2017 Interior

The new 2017 Corvette Z06 interior will come to the most up-to-date technologies, spacious cargo compartment, and contented and calm freeway cruiser. Additionally, each model of the new Corvette Z06 comes with its individual internal features. Accordingly,
Features available on the 1LT sub model comprise dual-zone automatic temperature control, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, leather upholstery, and a power-closing trunk.

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Each model of the Stingray model comes prepared with ventilated and heated seats, a sound system with 10 speakers, a cargo shade, driver memory settings, and front-view parking cameras.
The 3LT models come with some standard pieces of equipment that include distinctive Performance Date tracker, artificial-suede upper inside trim, a navigation system, and leather over seats.
The new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 comes with the maximum cargo capacity of 15.0 cubic feet.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 interior

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Interior

Engine

When comes to the powertrain section of the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the automaker offers different engines to different models. Each power unit offers different powertrain figures according to the needs of buyers. The Z06 model comes equipped with the V8, supercharged powertrain with the capacity of 6.2 liters. However, it gains more power and torque than other model gets. As a result, the model gets the higher power output of 650 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm and the higher twist of 650 pounds per foot @ 3,600 rpm. The power unit will be mated to a seven-velocity manual gearbox system as standard and an eight-velocity mechanical transmission system will be offered as an option. Drive type is rear-wheels.

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When comes to fuel economy, this model also offers different mileage according to the type of transmission system. As a result, the Z06 model that comes equipped with a manual gearbox offers the mileage of 16 mpg when it is driven inside the city limits and 21 mpg when it is driven on highways. The combined mileage offered by the new vehicle is expected to be 18 mpg. On the other hand, the one with an automatic transmission would offer the mileage of 15 mpg when it is driven inside the city limits and 22 mpg on highways. The combined mileage offered by the new model is expected to be 18 mpg. Fuel tank capacity is 18.5 Gal. The 6.2-liter engine has the best acceleration, which makes it go from 0-60 mph from the start in 3.7 seconds. The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 powertrain have the top speed of 181 mph.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 engine

On the other hand, the Stingray and Stingray Z51 models come equipped with a V8 power plant with the displacement of 6.2 liters. This power unit has an output of 456 horsepower and the essential twist of 460 pounds per foot. These trims are also on rear-wheel drive system as standard. Both manual and automatic transmission systems come equipped with an open control mode. Regarding fuel economy, also depends on transmission type. When it have a manual transmission system, they offer the mileage of 17 mpg / city limits and 22 mpg / highways. The combined mileage is expected to be 29 mpg. On the other hand, the new models with an automatic transmission system will have 16 mpg / city limits and 29 mpg / highways. The combined mileage is 20 mpg.

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Base price and the date of release

Although Chevrolet has not yet revealed the base price and the date of release of the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, it is expected that the new vehicle will be available for sale during the early part of 2017. When comes to pricing, the vehicle will be available at an estimated starting price of $55,400 in the case of the Stingray model with LT and $88,345 in the case of the Z06 with 3LZ.

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