what the heck is a corvette Z06….R?


Idont know if he realy has braging rights, but he claims to have one,and there is ” Only 7 of them in the world” What do you think?? is this guy a legand in his own pockett?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_C…

Z06-R

Entered in the FIA-GT series as a GT3 class car, the Z06-R is a modified production Z06. The 6 cars were constructed by Callaway Competition in Leingarten, Germany. Changes were necessary to make the car endurance-race ready. These include a stripped interior, full rollcage, center-locking wheels, as well as carbon fiber doors, fenders, rear deck spoiler, and front splitter. The engine and drivetrain are stock, but the former is mapped for 98 octane race fuel. The result is a 7200 rpm redline, 200 higher than stock and 10 extra hp. The massive power output of the 7.0 L engine, coupled with the production car’s proven roadholding, calls into question whether or not the FIA will place restrictions on the car. The Z06-R is not road legal.

and in case you’re curious about the Z06:

C6 Z06
2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The new Z06 arrived as a 2006 model in the third quarter of 2005. It has a 7.0 L (7,008 cc/427.6 inВі) version of the small block engine codenamed LS7. Officially certified output is 505 hp (377 kW). Dave Hill, the chief engineer for the C6 Corvette, says that it is a much further departure from the standard Corvettes and more like the C6-R that GM is building for the American Le Mans Series. Its performance is similar to the Ford GT and the Dodge Viper SRT-10. Official performance figures indicate that the Z06 can reach 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds from a standing start in first gear. In the summer of 2005, GM and Corvette Racing driver Jan Magnussen brought the new Z06 to the NГјrburgring in Germany. Magnussen drove the Z06 to a time of 7:42.99: few production cars have posted faster times. Car and Driver tested the Z06 in their December 2005 issue, recording a 0 to 60mph time of 3.4 seconds and a standing quarter mile of 11.9 seconds at 125 mph. [4]

In addition to the larger engine, the C6 Z06 has a dry sump oiling system, ensuring proper engine lubrication during periods of high (lateral) acceleration and allowing the engine to be mounted low inside the chassis. Connecting rods made out of titanium further lighten the reciprocating mass of the engine while being stronger than the steel rods they replace. Altogether, the Z06 model not only produces more power, it revs higher than any other Chevrolet LS-motor.

In a radical departure from anything Chevrolet has ever done before, the primary structural element of the C6 Z06 is aluminum instead of steel as on the non-Z06 cars. The hydroformed aluminum frame remains dimensionally identical to its steel brethren but is significantly lighter. The front fenders are made of carbon fiber to reduce weight, while wider rear fenders allow for the wider tires necessary to deal with the engine’s increased power. The Z06 officially weighs 3132 lb (1421 kg), giving it a power to weight ratio of 6.2 lb/hp (3.8 kg/kW or 361 bhp per tonne). The C6 Corvette Z06 is the first 500+ hp production car to avoid the US government Gas Guzzler tax.

On October 31, 2005, the application of magnesium AE44 alloy in the engine cradle (the world’s first magnesium chassis component) was bestowed an Honorable Mention in the Automotive News PACEв„ў (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contributions to Excellence) Awards competition. This is the first award granted to the C6 Z06 Corvette. The suppliers receiving the award were Norsk Hydro Magnesium and Meridian Technologies, Inc.

Taken as a whole, the C6 Z06 is more similar to its race-going variant, the C6-R, than the C5 Z06 was to the C5-R. The number of production automobiles from all marques across the globe featuring more than 500 hp (370 kW) is small indeed. With an official list price of US$70,000 per unit, it will likely be the only such vehicle in existence with a price tag under US$85,000. Proof that the car was priced aggressively, dealers in the United States have successfully marked the Z06 up to anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000, due to strong sales and low inventories [in 2006].

The Z06 was the official pace car for both the 2006 Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 race, and notably so since it was the first pace car faster than cars it was pacing. The special Pace Car edition Z06 was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January. It was also awarded to St. Louis Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein as his prize for being the 2006 World Series MVP, although Eckstein does not know how to drive a stick. The 2007 Z06 was also one of Automobile Magazine’s &quot:Automobile All-Stars&quot: for 2007.[5]

They aren’t out yet. It is a more modified version of the Z06 Corvette. There may be only 7 in the world right now, and unless he is a tester, he doesn’t have one.

Oh, and for cav, the &quot:06&quot: is not the year. Otherwise, this year’s Corvette Z06 would be a Z07, and it is not. Just like the Camaro Z28, the 06 is the option package identifier. The original Z28 Camaro wasn’t supposed to be called the Z28, but people liked the coding, and the name stuck. Z06 is just the option code for the performance Corvette (not that the stock version is non-performance).

Corvette ZO-6s were first built in 1963. You can buy a ZO-6 and drive it around safely on the streets but the engines have higher performance parts than a regular Corvettes. The R versions are supposed to be for racing only with even more high performance parts but with few to no creature comforts and more safety features. You wouldn’t normally drive a ZO-6R on the streets, but how could anyone resist a little street drag or road races in such a powerhouse. 505+ horsepower is sweeeeett!! I hope your friend is mature and experienced enough in driving such a machine. With that much power, they would be easy to lose control and wreck. The R versions compete in the GT classes in road racing.

how the hell did he get his hands on that that car is not coming out until 2009 or 2010 he has to be joking or he knows people and if there is only 7 in the world it would be over $1,000,000 so if he does have one he just found a needle in a hay stack

it is impossible to have a Corvette Z06R because it will not officially be released until 2009 unless you preorder but you still would not have it in your possession.

its a type of vette, z is the nomencalture chevy uses for thier sport models, 06 is the year r= racing

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