2001 Corvette Z06 by Hib Halverson
Z06 on the Outside and the Inside
||There is little doubt
these cars will be recognized as different from other C5s through
two visual cues. First, like them or not, the 10-spoke wheels have
a "tough guy" look all their own.
screened air intakes just behind the doors are unique. They are
for rear brake cooling. GM claims theyíll lower rear brake
temperature by 10% in competition driving situations. The
downside of the rear brake cooling intakes is the moldings
around them arenít attractive on light-colored cars.
||Other Z06 exterior items
you have to look closer to see are: cool-looking, red,
powder-coated brake calipers, specific front fender emblems (which
ought to be more obvious, like ZR1 badging was) and functional,
screened-over air inlets in the front fascia which improve air
flow to the air filter assembly.
|Inside, there are
differences, too. If you dare, you can order special Z06 seats
that are two-tone, red and black leather. You can add to your
visual statement with special interior trim that adds red accents
to the door and lower instrument panels.
||The carís IP cluster
includes a 7500 rpm tach to compliment the LS6ís higher
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