Just in case a 430-hp, 6.2-liter V8 doesn’t do it for you, the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 comes with a monstrous 7.0-liter V8, good for 505 hp. A six-speed manual is the only option he...
Just in case a 430-hp, 6.2-liter V8 doesn’t do it for you, the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 comes with a monstrous 7.0-liter V8, good for 505 hp. A six-speed manual is the only option here, but instead of the optional automatic, you’ll get uprated, 355mm front and 340mm rear brakes behind the wider 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels. Additional improvements over the Base and Convertible trims include a sport-tuned suspension, fixed roof panel, and a heads-up instrument display that shows both vehicle and engine speed.
Inside you’ll find leather bucket seats split by a center console, as well as a leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with controls for the AM/FM/CD/MP3 player, equipped with satellite radio. The driver enjoys 6-way power for his seat, as well as automatic day/night side and rearview mirrors. The side mirrors, along with the doors and windows, are all power, and are matched by remote keyless entry as well as keyless access and starting. For further convenience, look to cruise and dual-zone automatic climate control, a tachometer, compass, outside-temperature indicator, and one year of OnStar.
Automatic front headlights are Xenon units and are joined by daytime running and foglights, as well as intermittent front wipers and a rear defogger to complete the visibility package.
Safety features include a limited-slip differential, traction control, dual front airbags, antilock four-wheel disc brakes with anti-skid, a tire-pressure monitor, and a theft-deterrent system.