2010 Chevrolet Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept


2010 Chevrolet Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept
Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept. (11/01/2010)

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept

Corvette is a mainstay on racing circuits ranging from LeMans to club racing. Chevrolet’s Corvette Z06X Concept suggests a new idea and components for transforming a production Corvette into a serious, closed-course track car.

The Corvette Z06X Concept showcases how an enthusiast can leverage Chevrolet’s expanding portfolio of performance parts to create a full-on track car. Chevrolet teamed with Pratt and Miller, partners in Corvette Racing in the American LeMans Series, to create this Z06X track car concept.

“Racing is an integral part of Corvette performance and technology,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. “This concept car represents a mid-point between our GT race car and the production Z06, prepared by the team responsible for the Corvette Racing C6.R race cars, and featuring many performance parts owners can choose today.”

The Z06X concept is based on the Corvette Z06 with the 1LZ equipment package, along with the Z07 Performance Package and CFZ Carbon Fiber Package. The 2011 Z06 with the Z07 package creates the lightest production Corvette and includes carbon ceramic brakes and Magnetic Ride Control, while the CFZ package offers body components that enhance aerodynamic down force on the race track, including a front splitter.

The Z06X Concept features competition-oriented modifications including: an adjustable carbon fiber rear wing, a polycarbonate rear window, roll cage, racing seat and safety harness, racing wheels, suspension enhancements – including coil-over struts with fully adjustable camber plates – racing-spec cooling system and more. The radio, carpeting and sound-deadening material are also removed.

The concept vehicle wears a low-gloss Icy White Metallic exterior color, accented with exposed carbon fiber body components and red trim. It rides on black racing wheels and racing tires. The interior is all business, with a racing seat, window net and roll cage-mounted camera system. It includes a racing pedal kit, a Genuine Corvette Accessory.

“It’s a classic case of form following function,” said Dave Ross, design manager. “The exterior color and accents were carefully selected to enhance the Corvette’s racing-influenced design, but there’s nothing superfluous in the Z06X’s design – everything is there for a reason.”

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS

Exterior:

*Low-gloss Icy White Metallic color with exposed carbon fiber and red accents
*2011 CFZ-option carbon fiber package, including splitter and rockers
*Adjustable carbon fiber wing
*ZR1 carbon fiber roof panel and B-pillar panels
*Carbon fiber raised hood (from the Z06 Carbon Limited Edition)
*Carbon fiber headlamp housings from Specter Werkes/Sports
*Weight-saving and shatter-resistant polycarbonate rear window

Interior:

*Base Z06 1LZ trim
*Radio, carpeting and sound-deadening material removed
*SCCA-spec roll cage
*SCCA-approved window net
*Racing seat with five-point safety harness
*Fire suppression system
*Driver’s drink system
*Video camera system mounted on the roll cage
*Genuine Corvette Accessory racing pedal kit

Performance:

*LS7 7.0L V-8 engine and Tremec six-speed manual transmission
*Low-restriction air intake system
*High-capacity radiator and enhanced cooling system
*New-for-2011 Z07 Performance Package, feature Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors and special brake pads
*Lightweight racing wheels in black; 19-inch (front) and 20-inch (rear)
*Michelin racing tires
*Mono-ball control arm bushing
*Adjustable stabilizer bars
*Coil-over struts with adjustable camber plates

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In Detail

type Concept / Prototype Car
built at Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA
production 1
engine Cast Aluminum LS7 V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum
valvetrain OHV, 2 Valves w/Cyl
fuel feed Sequential Fuel Injection
displacement 7011 cc / 427.8 in³
bore 104.8 mm / 4.13 in
stroke 101.6 mm / 4.0 in
compression 11.0:1
power 372.9 kw / 500 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output 71.32 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 352.11 bhp per tonne
torque 644.01 nm / 475 ft lbs @ 4800 rpm
redline 7000
body / frame Composite & Carbon Fiber Body Panels over Hydroformed Aluminum Frame w/Aluminum & Magnesium Structural Components
driven wheels RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
wheel type Forged Alloy
front tires 275/35ZR18 Goodyear F1 Supercar
rear tires 325/30ZR19 Goodyear F1 Supercar
front brakes Vented & Cross Drilled Rotors w/6 Piston Calipers, ABS
rear brakes Vented & Cross Drilled Rotors w/4 Piston Calipers, ABS
front wheels F 45.72 x 24.13 cm / 18 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 30.5 cm / 19 x 12 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Power Assist
f suspension Wishbones w/Upper & Lower Control Arms, Transverse Composite Leaf Spring, Monotube Shock Absorbers
r suspension Wishbones w/Upper & Lower Control Arms, Transverse Composite Leaf Spring, Monotube Shock Absorbers
curb weight 1420 kg / 3130 lbs
wheelbase 2686 mm / 105.7 in
front track 1612 mm / 63.5 in
rear track 1587 mm / 62.5 in
length 4435 mm / 174.6 in
width 1930 mm / 76.0 in
height 1246 mm / 49.1 in
transmission Tremec M6 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.97:1, 2.07:1, 1.43:1, 1.00:1, 0.71:1, 0.57:1
final drive 3.42:1
top speed ~318.7 kph / 198 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.6 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~8.3 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~12 seconds
fuel econ epa 13 L/100 km or 17.5 mpg-us