Saturday, September 18, 2010

Motor Trend Takes a First Test Drive of 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon

Motor Trend magazine took a First Test of the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon in their August issue:

It's 2010 and GM is going with a less is more mentality for its all-new Z06 Carbon Limited Edition Corvette. You get the look, feel, sound, and most of the capabilities of the ZR1 without the six-figure price tag.

The carmaker starts out with a 505-horsepower 7.0-liter V-8 from the Z06 and adds the wheels, tires, and brakes from the ZR1. The Carbon's body kit includes black headlamp surrounds and black mirrors along with a ZR1-style body-color spoiler, a carbon-fiber raised hood, black carbon-fiber rockers, and a front splitter with a carbon-fiber roof available as well.

Despite its 133 horsepower disadvantage when compared to the ZR1, the Z06 Carbon's performance isn't far off that of its big brother, ripping to 60 in 3.7 seconds and burning the quarter mile in 11.6 seconds at 123.6 mph, compared with the ZR1's 3.3 seconds to 60 and 11.2 seconds at 130.5 mph in the quarter mile.

Read entire article here.

Learn more about the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon at Purifoy Chevrolet.


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