2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06


2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

An extra boost of 20 hp, to 405, makes Z06 the quickest C5 production Corvette ever. This upgrade to the LS6 engine’s output is the result of new hollow stem valves, a higher-lift camshaft, a low restriction mass air flow (MAF) sensor and a new low restriction air cleaner design. Eliminating the PUP converter from the exhaust system enables better flow of spent gasses and reduces vehicle weight, without compromising the Corvette’s NLEV (National Low Emission Vehicle) status.

The Z06-specific FE4 High-Performance suspension system features a larger front stabilizer bar, a stiffer rear leaf spring and specific camber settings all calibrated for maximum control during high-speed operation. The 2002 Z06 also has new rear shock valving for a more controlled ride.

Now standard on Z06, the Corvette’s Head-Up Display (HUD) projects vehicle speed and many other gauges digitally on the windshield ahead of the steering wheel, enabling drivers to keep their eyes on the road.

Story by GM,. edited by Supercars.net

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA
engine LS6 V8
position Front Longitudinal
valvetrain OHV 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement 5665 cc / 345.7 in³
bore 99 mm / 3.9 in
stroke 92 mm / 3.62 in
compression 10.5:1
power 302.0 kw / 405.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 71.49 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 286.42 bhp per tonne
torque 542.33 nm / 400.0 ft lbs @ 4800 rpm
redline 6500
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires P265/40ZR-17
rear tires P295/35ZR-18
front brakes Discs w/Power Assist & ABS
rear brakes Discs w/Power Assist & ABS
front wheels F 43.2 x 24.1 cm / 17.0 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 26.7 cm / 18.0 x 10.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Power Assist
curb weight 1414 kg / 3117 lbs
wheelbase 2655 mm / 104.5 in
front track 1584 mm / 62.4 in
rear track 1589 mm / 62.6 in
length 4565 mm / 179.7 in
width 1869 mm / 73.6 in
height 1211 mm / 47.7 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.98:1, 2.07:1, 1.43:1, 1.00:1, 0.84:1, 0.56:1
final drive 3.42:1
0 – 60 mph ~3.9 seconds