America’s Sports Car: The History of Corvette

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2006 Corvette Z06
One year after the introduction of the Corvette C6, the Corvette Z06 returned, powered by a new LS7 7.0-liter (427 cubic inch) small-block V8 engine producing 505 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The engines are hand built at GM’s Performance Center and feature titanium connecting rods, a dry-sump oil system and 7000-rpm redline. The new Z06 has an aluminum frame, fixed magnesium top structure, magnesium engine cradle and carbon fiber front fenders. Also in 2006, the Corvette received a new 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

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