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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.