"The New 2001 Corvette Z06"
People Again for the Year 2001.
Some might say that Chevrolet
has nothing to prove in 2001. The fifth-generation Corvette
ahs won critical acclaim, including "Best-Engineered
Car of the 20th Century," a recent award for the convertible
from Automotive Engineering International. But, driven by
Chevrolet's philosophy of continuous improvement, they never
ANNOUNCING Z06: DESIGNED FOR
THE TRACK, BUILT FOR THE STREET.
The all-new Z06 is the lightest,
quickest, most rigid, most agile production Corvette ever
created. It takes the body/chassis structure of the C5 hardtop
and pumps up the volume in all directions with a new, deeper
breathing LS6 V8 engine, track-tested suspension tuning and
exclusive-to-Z06 lightweight components. The result? 1 g of
cornering ability and 4-second 0-to-60 times. Z06 resoundingly
answers the enthusiast's perennial question: "What have
you done for me lately?" I'm confident that the performance
extremist will gladly trade off some of the open-air feeling
and creature comforts of the other Corvette models in 2001
for the exhilaration of piloting this one. Z06 will be identified
in the years to come as an extremely significant Corvette.
After all this talking about
the LS6, don't forget about one of the finest performance
engines of all time, the original LS1 V8. The 2001 Corvettes,
non-Z06's, still sporting the LS1, gets a significant upgrade
in torque, and more horsepower.
The New Z06
It had to happen. The most serious
Corvette to ever hit the streets. Zero-to-60 in four seconds
flat. A top speed over 200 mph. Yet numbers begin to tell
this performance story.
With the fixed-roof hardtop
body as a robust starting point, Z06 is a complete competition
- Unique LS6 V8 engine and
- A specifically tuned chassis
and lightweight titanium exhaust components.
- An interior with custom touches.
- An exterior that will be
- And a storied nameplate...
The First Z06.
A lot of people believe that 2001 Corvette
was the first to offer the Z06 package, they're wrong. The
first Z06 was introduced as an option on the 1963 Stingray.
It was a performance legend from day one.
A super-rare factory racer (only 199
were built), the Z06 included a fuel-injected, 327-cubic-inch
V8, special suspension, metallic brake linings and a long-distance
(36-gal.) fuel tank. Now this history-making-designation returns
- on the quickest, most agile Corvette ever.
There is a total
of 5 Exterior Colors, and 2 Interior Colors available on the
Corvette color palette for the new 2001 Corvette's
are as follows:
A asterisk (*) beside the color means that it is
available on the Z06.
- Speedway White
- Millennium Yellow
- Torch Red *
- Black *
- Quicksilver Metallic
- Dark Bowling Green
- Magnetic Red Metallic
- Light Pewter Metallic
- Navy Blue Metallic
Colors Available on the 2001 Corvette's
A asterisk (*) beside the color means that it
is ONLY available on the Z06.
- Torch Red/Black
- Black *
- Torch Red
- Light Gray
- Light Oak
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