Corvette Z06 Records Fastest Lap Time


If you need to look great and go fast, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the new Corvette Z06, which recently recorded the fastest lap time at 2 minutes 44.6 seconds at Virginia International Raceway in Car and Driver‘s Lightning Lap. Yes, it beat the Porsche, McLaren and the Lamborghini.

The only vehicle that ran the Lightening Lap faster was the Porsche 918 Spyder, but that model is almost eight times the price of the Corvette Z06. So, how did Chevy do it? With a superior 650-horsepower engine, excellent down force technology, and lightweight carbon fiber materials – just to name a few of the things. The 4.1-mile track, which is packed with hairpin turns, kept the Z06 model’s speed down to 89.7 mph.

Using Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, the Z06 was able to reach 1.47 g in the corners and reached a top speed of 153.5 mph in the straightaways.

Safety Features

The Z06 features all-speed traction control, active handling stability control, a rear vision camera, curb view cameras in the front, performance traction management, frontal and side impact airbags, a passenger sensing system, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, OnStar Guidance for 6 months and OnStar Basic for 5 years.

Engine and Transmission

The Z06 features a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine that makes 650 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 650 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm. The engine is backed by a seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching. The Corvette also features a 3.42 ratio electronic limited slip rear, dry sump oil system and a rear differential cooler.

Interior Features

The Corvette Z06 3LZ features 3LZ interior trim, heated and ventilated front seats, perforated Napa leather seating surfaces, a custom leather-wrapped interior package, power tilt and telescopic steering column with a leather-wrapped three-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel, a head-up display, driver information center, navigation, an 8-inch diagonal color touch screen and an oil life monitoring system.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Z06 and to learn more about this model’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features.

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