2016 Corvette Z06 Adds New C7.R Edition + Two Custom Color Specials



Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - 2016Chevy is making the link racecar/roadcar link explicit for 2016.  Corvette racecars and the top-line Z06 for 2016 now share an even more striking similarity via the limited-run C7.R Edition.

This special model debuts the new carbon-fiber hood and new wheel option, along with the new yellow tintcoat paint color.

The similarity to the racecar is incredible – that Corvette Racing yellow is one of the longest-running liveries in current motorsports. It is a Compuware sponsorship sticker away from making all other road traffic believe you have escaped a nearby racetrack.

Two other themed trip packages are also joining the Z06 lineup for 2016: the Twilight Blue and Spice Red Design Packages. With new colors and special extra detailing, they look like a smart quick-pick for trendy buyers. A few new leathers and stitching details are also available among the Corvette Z06’s LZ-prefix trim lines. As before, the Z07 pack is highly recommended, as are the Competition seats.??????????????????????????? corvette-z06-cab-colors-header1 Z06 wheels

Crucially, they all offer a manual or the blammin’ new eight-speed automatic transmission, with even the Spice Red ragtop able to knock off 2.95-second sprints — just like a racecar…. =]

 

 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – 2016

New for 2016

  • C7.R Edition – limited to 500
  • Twilight Blue Design Package
  • Spice Red Design Package
  • Jet Black Suede Design Package
  • Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat and Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat exterior colors
  • New Carbon Fiber Hood option features a visible weave section
  • New “Blade” accessory wheel
  • Available two-tone GT seats – red or gray – offered in leather or suede
  • New red or yellow stitching option offered on 3LZ Jet Black interior
  • 3LZ trim offers Brownstone interior color and more interior color in 3LZ breakup design
  • New power-cinch feature for coupe hatch and convertible trunk latches
  • Front curb view parking camera offered on 2LZ/3LZ trims

2016 CORVETTE Z06 IS THE MOST CAPABLE CORVETTE EVER

When the Z06 rejoined the Corvette lineup in 2015 as the most capable model in the car’s long, storied history, it also joined an elite fraternity of the world’s most capable supercars. It returns for 2016, offering more choices for personalization to complement its world-class levels of performance – including an all-new C7.R Edition.

The C7.R Edition pays tribute to the Corvette Racing C7.R racecars. It’s offered in Corvette Racing’s signature yellow livery – or black – with coordinated exterior and interior accents. Only 500 will be built, all with the Z07 Performance Package with carbon ceramic brakes, and a specially serialized vehicle identification number.

Additionally, three all-new color-themed design packages – Twilight Blue, Spice Red and Jet Black Suede – offer custom-tailored appearances that elevate the Z06’s presence on the street or track, while features such as an available front parking camera and power-cinching latch for the coupe’s hatchback or convertible’s trunk enhance convenience – and add an extra measure protection.

Additional updates and enhancements for the 2016 Corvette Z06 includes:

  • Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat and Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat exterior colors
  • New Carbon Fiber Hood option features a visible weave section
  • New “Blade” accessory wheel
  • Available two-tone GT seats – red or gray – offered in leather or sueded microfiber
  • New red or yellow accent stitching option offered on 3LZ Jet Black interior
  • 3LZ trim offers Brownstone interior color and adds color breakup design
  • New chrome engine start/stop button
  • New Performance Data Recorder icon on the MyLink screen (if equipped).

The Corvette Z06’s capability is rooted in its LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine, which is SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm – making it the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of the most powerful production cars available in the United States.

With the available Z07 package, its capability enables:

  • 0-60 mph acceleration in 2.95 seconds with the eight-speed automatic and 3.2 seconds with the seven-speed manual transmission
  • Quarter-mile times of 10.95 seconds at 127 mph with the eight-speed and 11.2 seconds at 127 mph with the seven-speed transmission a
  • Lateral acceleration of 1.2 g
  • 60-0 mph braking in only 99.6 feet – the best of any production car tested by General Motors.

The Z07 package adds adjustable front and rear aero components for true aerodynamic downforce, Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup tires for enhanced grip, and Brembo carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors that improve braking performance and contribute to greater handling through reduced un-sprung weight.

The 2016 Corvette Z06 is offered in coupe and convertible models, in 1LZ, 2LZ and 3LZ trims.

C7.R Edition details
Corvette Racing’s legacy and technology were a significant influences on the development of the Corvette Z06 and the new C7.R Edition honors the link between the racecar and the production model.

The content and unique features for the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition includes:

  • Offered on coupe and convertible models with 3LZ trim
  • Available in Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat (new for 2016) or Black exterior colors
  • C7.R Edition graphics package
  • Z07 Performance Package with Brembo carbon ceramic brakes and Michelin PS Cup 2 tires
  • Yellow brake calipers
  • Black wheels with yellow accent stripe  and Corvette Racing-logo center caps
  • Visible carbon fiber ground effects package
  • New visible carbon fiber hood section
  • Grilles and vents finished in Spectra Gray Metallic
  • Jet Black leather interior with sueded microfiber accents on the instrument panel and doors
  • Sueded microfiber-trimmed Competition Sport Seat, steering wheel and shifter
  • Yellow contrast stitching throughout the interior
  • Carbon fiber interior trim package (high-gloss)
  • Corvette Racing sill plates
  • Numbered C7.R Edition interior plaque showing the build number, starting with VIN 700001
  • Special indoor car cover with C7.R graphics.

Design package details
The three new design packages offered on 2016 Z06 offer customers more choices for a tailored look and feel of their Corvette. Each gives the vehicle a distinctive, customized appearance that reflects the different roles the Corvette plays in different customers’ experiences – from high-performance to grand touring.

Each is offered on Z06 3LZ coupe and convertible models with the following details.

 

 2016 Corvette Z06 Twilight Blue Design Pack

Twilight Blue Design Package:

  • Offered in Shark Gray, Blade Silver, Arctic White or Night Race Blue exterior colors
  • Convertibles feature a blue top and Shark Gray tonneau inserts
  • Shark Gray accent vents
  • New Blade accessory wheel in pearl nickel finish
  • Black or gray brake calipers
  • Chrome exterior badges
  • Optional tri-color stripe package
  • Special Twilight Blue full-color interior color.

Spice Red Design Package:

  • Offered in new Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat, Shark Gray, Blade Silver and Arctic White exterior colors
  • Convertibles feature a Spice Red top
  • Shark Gray accent vents (except with Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat)
  • New Blade accessory wheel in pearl nickel finish
  • Spice Red calipers
  • Chrome exterior badges
  • Special Spice Red full-color interior color.

Jet Black Suede Design Package:

  • Offered in Black, Blade Silver, Arctic White and Torch Red exterior colors
  • Convertibles feature a black top
  • Satin black wheels with red stripe
  • Red brake calipers
  • Satin black hood extractor and graphic
  • Special Jet Black sueded microfiber interior – with sueded microfiber steering wheel and shifter
  • Carbon fiber (high gloss) interior trim plate.

Designed for downforce

The performance targets of the Z06 also posed a challenge for the design team, which had to create a striking design that also contributed to increased capabilities. The design changes began not with the exterior panels, but the tires.

To deliver the levels of grip needed for the Z06’s performance targets, the car is fitted with larger Michelin tires (Pilot Super Sport tires for the Z06; Sport Cup 2 tires with the Z07 package). The P285/30ZR19 front tires are 1.5 inches wider than the tires on the Stingray, while the 335/25ZR20 rear tires are two inches wider.

And to cover the wider tire tread, the fenders of the Z06 were extended by 2.2 inches (56 mm) at the front, and 3.15 inches (80 mm) at the rear. These extensions give the Corvette Z06 a wider, lower appearance further emphasized by a unique rear fascia. It incorporates the same taillamp assemblies as the Stingray, but on the Z06 the taillamps are pushed approximately three inches farther apart, toward the edges of the body.

The tires are mounted on lightweight, spin-cast aluminum wheels that are also wider than the Stingray (19 x 10 inches in front and 20 x 12 inches in the rear). Their open, ultralight design showcases the massive Brembo brakes, which are part of the design aesthetic:

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