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2006 Corvette Specifications

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Source:  GM Media

Overview

Models:

Chevrolet Corvette coupe and 2006 Corvette Z06

Body styles / driveline:

2-door hatchback coupe with removable roof; rear-wheel drive (coupe);

2-door hatchback coupe with fixed roof; rear-drive (Z06)

Construction:

composite body panels, hydroformed steel frame with aluminum and magnesium structural and chassis components (coupe);

composite and carbon-fiber body panels, hydroformed aluminum frame with aluminum and magnesium structural and chassis components (Z06)

Manufacturing location:

Bowling Green, Kentucky


Engines

6.0L V-8 LS2

7.0L V-8 LS7

Displacement (cu in / cc):

364 / 5967

427 / 7011.3

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

4 x 3.62 / 101.6 x 92

4.125 x 4 / 104.8 x 101.6

Block material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

OHV, 2 valves per cylinder

OHV, 2 valves per cylinder

Fuel delivery:

SFI (sequential fuel injection)

SFI (sequential fuel injection)

Compression ratio:

10.9:1

11:1

Horsepower
(hp / kw @ rpm):

400 / 298 @ 6000

500 / 373 @ 6200

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

400 / 542 @ 4400

475 / 657 @ 4800

Recommended fuel:

93 octane (recommended but not required)

93 octane

Estimated fuel economy

(mpg city / hwy / combined):

automatic: 18 / 25 / 21

manual: 19 / 28 / 23

TBD


Transmissions

6-speed manual

6-speed manual, w/ optional Z51 Performance Package

6-speed paddle-shift automatic

Application:

std

opt

opt

Gear ratios (:1):

First:

2.66

2.97

4.02

Second:

1.78

2.07

2.36

Third:

1.30

1.43

1.53

Fourth:

1.00

1.00

1.15

Fifth:

0.74

0.71

0.85

Sixth:

0.50

0.57

0.67

Reverse:

2.90

3.28

3.06

Final drive ratio:

3.42

3.42

2.56


Chassis / Suspension

Coupe and Convertible

Z06

Front:

short/long arm ( SLA ) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber

short/long arm ( SLA ) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber

Rear:

short/long arm ( SLA ) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber

short/long arm ( SLA ) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber

Traction control:

electronic traction control; Active Handling

electronic traction control; Active Handling


Brakes

Coupe and Convertible

Z06

Type:

front and rear power-assisted disc with ABS; cross-drilled rotors with Z51 package

front and rear power-assisted disc with ABS with 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers, cross-drilled rotors

Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm):

front: 12.8 x 1.26 / 325 x 32

rear: 12 x 1 / 305 x 26;

Z51 Performance Package:

front: 13.4 x 1.26 / 340 x 32

rear: 13 x 1 / 330 x 26

front: 14 x 1.3 / 355 x 32
rear: 13.4 x 1 / 340 x 26

Wheels & Tires



Wheel size:

front: 18 inch x 8.5 inch

rear: 19 inch x 10 inch

front: 18 inch x 9.5 inch

rear: 19 inch x 12 inch

Tires:

Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar (w/Z51)

Extended Mobility

front: P245/40ZR18

rear: P285/35ZR19

Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar Extended Mobility
front: P275/35ZR18
rear: P325/30ZR19


Dimensions

Coupe and Convertible

Z06

Wheelbase (in / mm):

105.7 / 2685

105.7 / 2685

Overall length (in / mm):

174.6 / 4435

175.6 / 4460

Overall width (in / mm):

72.6 / 1844

75.9 / 1928

Overall height (in / mm):

49 / 1244

49 / 1244

Curb weight (lb / kg):

Coupe: 3179 / 1442

Conv.: 3199 / 1451

3130 / 1419.7

Interior


Seating capacity

2

Interior volume (cu ft / L):

52 / 1475 (all models)

Headroom (in / mm):

38 / 962 (all models)

Legroom (in / mm):

43 / 1092 (all models)

Shoulder room (in / mm):

55 / 1397 (all models)

Hip room (in / mm):

54 / 1371 (all models)

Capacities

Cargo volume
(cu ft / L):

Coupe and Z06: 22 / 634

Convertible: 11 / 295 (top up); 5 / 144 (top down)

Fuel tank (gal / L):

18 / 68.1

Engine oil (qt / L):

Coupe and Convertible: 5.5 / 5.2

Z06: 8 / 7.5

* Horsepower and torque SAE certified. A new voluntary power and torque certification procedure developed by the SAE Engine Test Code committee was approved March 31, 2005. This procedure (J2723) ensures fair, accurate ratings for horsepower and torque by allowing manufacturers to certify their engines through third-party witness testing. GM was the first auto manufacturer to begin using the procedure and expects to use it for all newly rated engines in the future.




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