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C6 Corvette Z06
Aluminum Frame, Identity Cues

2006 Corvette Z06 cutaway drawing by David Kimble courtesy of GM
The 2006 Z06 was substantially different from its coupe and convertible stable-mates. An aluminum body structure with one-piece hydroformed perimeter rails frame and magnesium front cradle that carried the engine and part of the front suspension provided the basis for a very competent high performance car.
2006 Corvette Z06 chassis 2006 Corvette Z06 chassis
The 2006 Corvette Z06 chassis. Like the C5 (and most of the C2) Z06 Corvettes, the 2006 Z06 had a fixed roof. Carbon fiber was used in the floor panels (which still had a natural balsa wood core), the front fenders and outer wheelhousings.

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2006 Corvette Convertible
Price: $24,986 (Trades Considered)
Exterior: Monterrey Red
Interior: Cashmere Leather
Miles: 60,156
Location: 1040 Seminole Blvd Largo, Fl 33770

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2006 Corvette Convertible, Monterey Red with Cashmere leather interior and matching convertible top, 6-speed paddle shift automatic transmission, 3LT preferred equipment, dual power sport seats, electronic climate control air conditioning, active handling, side airbags, head up display, memory package, heated seats, homelink transmitter, Z51 performance package, chrome wheels, power convertible, driven only 6k miles per year, LS2 engine 6 (more)

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Identifying a Corvette Z06

2006 Corvette Z06 2006 Corvette Z06
Above: Although the body shape was mostly the same as the LS2 equipped convertible and coupe, there were differences. Larger wheels (+1" in the front, +2" at the rear) and tires required fender flaring resulting in a body wider by 3" in front and almost 4" in the back. To save weight, less sound deadening was installed and the rear hatch pulldown and passenger power seat adjustment was sacrificed. Final weight was 3,132 lbs.
2006 Corvette Z06 functional rear brake cooling scoop 2006 Corvette Z06 cold air induction inlet 2006 Corvette Z06 Gurney lips
Left: Functional rear brake cooling scoop. Middle: Cold air induction opening at the nose feeds the engine air intake and allows easy id of the Z06 status. Right: An aerodynamic aid called "Gurney lips" in honor of driving legend Dan Gurney is part of the lower front bodywork.
2006 Corvette Z06 front brake vent outlet Left: Front brake vent outlet also sported the Z06 emblem. Right: Distinctive 10 spoke star shaped wheels are a Z06 exclusive and measure 18" x 9.5" in front and 19" x 12" at the rear. The design left plenty of opportunity to admire the red six piston, 6 pad brake calipers. Cross drilled rotors are part of the Z06 package and also come with the Performance Package (RPO Z51; $1,895.00) in the coupe and convertible. 2006 Corvette Z06 wheels

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