We’ve shifted so many ‘Vettes, that we’d rightly consider ourselves quite well informed on GM’s sports car that’s been around since 1953. Named after the small and maneuverable warship, the Corvette is now on its eighth generation, and what a generation it be! A shift from front-engined to mid-engined is the major difference. Of course, that also makes the seventh, or C7 generation the last of the old guard where the V8 lay under the hood. If you’re looking for a C7 ‘Vette, this 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 1LZ is a fine example to consider. Coming from Georgia, it’s got just 19,000 miles on its wheels.
Hwasup Lee was the designer of the C7, and it saw a more angular and sharp-creased styling language as the predominant theme. This 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 1LZ showcases this styling with a suave white paint job. Being a Z06, it’s got glass skins louvers and some elements from the Z07 performance package, including Z07 carbon fiber splitter, Z07 carbon fiber side skirts and Z07 spoiler. An exhaust cover plate completes the elements that differentiate this one from a regular C7 ‘Vette. The tires are reportedly new, and are wrapped around 19-inch alloys at the front, and 20-inch units at the rear. Venture aboard and it’s a red interior that greets you. The two leather seats are powered, and there’s also a Z06 red armrest, as well as Z06 floor mats. The driver grips a sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel with multifunction switches and scroll wheels, and faces a combination digital and analog gauge cluster, encompassing a central screen flanked by an analog speedometer on the left-hand side, and analog gauges for fuel and supercharger boost on the right-hand side. Typically, the center screen shows an RPM gauge but can be configured to show other information as well. You also get a touchscreen infotainment system and climate control system. A small plaque beneath the climate control buttons gently inform you of the 650hp and 650lb-ft power and torque figures.
650hp and 650lb-ft of torque. That’s what you get from the 6.2L supercharged V8 engine that powers this 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 1LZ. The top speed is 185mph. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a Hydramatic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting available via the steering-mounted paddles. Brembo brakes, magnetic ride control, electronic limited-slip differential and and performance traction management are the other goodies that the Z06 brings to the table.
Car Location: Georgia New Tires Z06 Mats Z06 Red Arm Rest Z07 Carbon Fiber Splitter Z07 Carbon Fiber Side Skirts Z07 Rear Spoiler Glasskins Louvers Exhaust Cover Plate
Get pre-qualified for an auto loan