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

typeSeries Production Car
built atBowling Green, Kentucky, USA
engineLS6 V8
positionFront Longitudinal
valvetrainOHV 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement5665 cc / 345.7 in³
bore99 mm / 3.9 in
stroke92 mm / 3.62 in
compression10.5:1
power302.0 kw / 405.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output71.49 bhp per litre
bhp/weight286.42 bhp per tonne
torque542.33 nm / 400.0 ft lbs @ 4800 rpm
redline6500
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front tiresP265/40ZR-17
rear tiresP295/35ZR-18
front brakesDiscs w/Power Assist & ABS
rear brakesDiscs w/Power Assist & ABS
front wheelsF 43.2 x 24.1 cm / 17.0 x 9.5 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 26.7 cm / 18.0 x 10.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Power Assist
curb weight1414 kg / 3117 lbs
wheelbase2655 mm / 104.5 in
front track1584 mm / 62.4 in
rear track1589 mm / 62.6 in
length4565 mm / 179.7 in
width1869 mm / 73.6 in
height1211 mm / 47.7 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.98:1, 2.07:1, 1.43:1, 1.00:1, 0.84:1, 0.56:1
final drive3.42:1
0 – 60 mph~3.9 seconds