We could call this car a sleeper, but quite frankly, everyone already knows not to mess with a 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. But when it has been enhanced and fortified to give the LS6 V8 twenty-five percent more power, this speedy Vette enters supercar territory.
We all know the legend of the Z06 by now. Chevy started with their lightest and strongest Corvette configuration, the FRC (Fixed Roof Coupe). Then they shed weight wherever they could, even including utilizing a thinner windshield. The result was a car that was ready for the racetrack. It even has a full-width carbon fiber rear spoiler added. But a pure racer might not be your first impression here. After all, the silver paint looks less like a track day bruiser and more like what you'd find on a low-mileage machine. That means a quality finish that helps highlight quality panels. It also helps that the front and parts of the side were thoughtfully wrapped in a clear protective film. And those special Z06 double-five spoke alloy wheels look terrific in a slightly darker shade of silver. So it's a great-looking car you'll love to show off, even before you mention the monster under the hood.
Inside is exactly what you expect from a special Corvette: a loaded interior that's comfortable for two. The black leather buckets match the dark interior, and the special red Z06 stitching reminds you this coupe is out for blood. This car offers plenty of luxuries, such as dual-zone climate control, power steering, power windows, power locks, keyless entry, power mirrors, power seats, cruise control, and a Bose AM/FM/CD stereo system. Because this is a modern classic, it also means modern safety features such as dual airbags and anti-lock brakes. Plus, the FRC body has a trunk that can truly carry a weekend's worth of luggage, including your racing suit and helmet. Speaking of race-ready features, this one has a G Force stabilizer bar to mount the G Force racing harnesses (the standard seatbelts are also still in place for everyday use.)
Tilt the hood forward and see the original numbers-matching LS6 V8 proudly sitting in the engine bay. It looks quite stock, but there's a fortified beast within. The special 5.7-liter motor was rebuilt with Comp Cams hi-lift camshaft, hardened pushrods, ARP retainers, double valve springs, Melling high-pressure oil pump. It inhales deeper with a Halltech cold air intake, and it exhales with added power and authority as Kooks headers feeding a cat-back SS exhaust. The result is approximately 480 horsepower at the crank (the dyno shows 415 hp at the rear wheels,) which represents a 25 percent jump over stock! You have complete control over all the sound and fury the V8 brings thanks to the six-speed manual transmission backed with a C7 clutch and flywheel. The Z06 received suspension upgrades from GM on the fully independent suspension, and this one goes further with Bilstein shocks and Eibach sway bars. Keeping everything in control is also the large four-wheel disc brake package and Continental ExtremeContact sports rubber.
It's amazing you can get such a slick and powerful street machine for such an obtainable price. So you know you need to act quickly if you want to take this upgraded Z06 home. Call now!