C5 Z06 - When stock isn't good enough

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C5 Z06 - When stock isn't good enough

Postby Unsprung » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:52 pm

I enjoy stories like this because they reveal the tremendous potential of the Corvette platform. Also: value for money.

" Enter the '03 Z06. "We bought the '03 brand-new in August of 2002, not long after they hit the dealers," says Sam of his Millennium Yellow Z06--1 of less than 2,000 Z06s that were painted in that optional shade. For Sam, the 405 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque that the production Z06 engine put on the pavement weren't enough, so he took it to the folks at Lingenfelter Performance and had them add an intercooled Magnuson supercharger, plus related performance upgrades like a Corsa after-cat stainless steel Pace Car Edition exhaust system. Lingenfelter also added a mini-tub kit out back to make room for the 19x12-inch HRE wheels and 345/30R19 Michelin Pilot Sport tires (which were joined by 18x9-inch HRE wheels and 255/40R18 Pilot Sports in front), as well as a set of big Brembo disc-brake rotors. All that, plus a set of '04 Z06 shocks, went in to keep the supercharged Z06's power (now up to 595 hp and 505 lb-ft of torque) on the pavement and the Z06 aimed where Sam wanted it. "

http://www.corvettefever.com/featuredvehicles/corp_0904_2003_chevrolet_corvette_z06/index.html

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Postby Panther » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:02 am

shame about the colour scheme yuck the rest spot on very nice

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Postby gtc » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:04 pm

Yellow I like, but I don't like the yellow and black combination at all.

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Postby Unsprung » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:59 pm

gtc wrote:Yellow I like, but I don't like the yellow and black combination at all.




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