“I have already driven a bunch of fast rides -previously the SL AMG with 700NM torque-
but nothing like the Z06 so far.
Over half a ton lighter than the SL, old school 2-valve,
reving up to 7,000rpm, with manual transmission.
A real sports car…?
No – a street legel race car from factory!”
In 1st gear up to 100 km/h without shifting?
A new car and you have to get used to the little things…
For our customer Thomas and the Z06 it was the manual gearbox: Sometimes he took the 3rd instead of the 1st gear and not even noticed when the 7011ccm spread over 8 cylinders providing torque in abundance.
The engine revs like hell – toxic from 3,500rpm, 1st gear well over 100km/h, 2nd gear about 150, when the 325 rear tires are trying to overtake the body.
In wet conditions, Thomas rarely and reluctantly drives – no fun, if you have to drive like a raw egg on the gas pedal. Since it was risky even in 3rd gear, speed cellar and then full throttle, rather not. Sometimes it also twitched in 4th gear.
But you can also cruise, a climb up, 4th gear from the speed cellar and you can feel that there is something serious under the hood.
Moreover Thomas spend his “Vette” some small but nice upgrades:
Thus, the production engine was completely revised and runs now in the race setup on ethanol (E85) with nearly 600 horses – unbridled power that communicates about powerful 335 semislicks with the asphalt.
Concerning the necessary driving dynamics, a racing suspension is used plus bucket seats and extra light wheels to slim down the 1418kg from factory.
At the beginning of the 2019 season, Thomas also said goodbye to his heavy lead-acid starter battery and has been using our LB28XX (2.8kg) flagship model ever since.
The LITE↯BLOX saves an additional 20kg to the standard battery in this vehicle and thanks to I.K.O.S. function simply switch off for the winter season plus protects the precious ride from theft by our integrated A.V.A.T. feature.
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- model: Corvette C6 Z06
- engine: V8 7011ccm
- power: 590ps
- weight: <1400kg
+ + + modlist + + +
- LITE↯BLOX LB28XX
- Recaro Pole Position
- OZ Allegerita 18″
- Toyo R888 VA 265/35/18 – HA 335/30/18
- engine complety revised (ARH Longtubes, MSD Intake, Katech 116 Nockenwelle)