2006 Corvette and Z06 Highlights

Below is a listing of 2006 Corvette and Z06 highlights including new features and deletions.

New for the 2006 Corvette (September 2005 start of production)

Source:  GM Media, August 1, 2005


  • (79U) Millennium Yellow exterior color
  • (86U) Magnetic Red Metallic exterior color
  • (GU2) 2.73 axle ratio
  • (G90) 3.15 axle ratio
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • (313) Steel Gray interior

New Features

  • 6-speed Paddle Shift automatic transmission available on Coupe and Convertible
  • Three-spoke, 370 mm (9.4 in) diameter steering wheel
  • Advanced dual-stage frontal air bags with GM Passenger Sensing System
  • XM Satellite Radio included with Bose stereo (48 states)
  • Two exterior colors: Velocity Yellow Tintcoat and Monterey Red Metallic Tintcoat
  • Titanium gray interior color
  • Storm Gray convertible top color

Corvette Z06 vehicle highlights

  • Corvette Z06 fixed-roof hatchback coupe
  • LS7 7.0L (427 cu in) V-8 engine with 505 hp (377 kw) and 7000-rpm redline
  • Front P275/35ZR18 and rear P325/30ZR19 extended mobility Eagle F1 Supercar tires
  • Five-spoke painted aluminum wheels: 18 x 9.5-inch front; 19 x 12-inch rear (polished wheels available)
  • Unique front fascia with upper inlet, specific grille, fenders, quarters and rear spoiler
  • Aluminized stainless-steel, dual-mode 3-inch exhaust with 4-inch polished stainless steel tips
  • Special Ebony seats available with red or gray accents with Z06 embroidery
  • All-aluminum frame structure with magnesium engine cradle
  • Carbon-fiber fenders and floor panels
  • Dry sump engine oil system, oil cooler, power steering cooler, transmission cooler and axle cooler
  • Rear-mounted battery for improved weight distribution
  • Six-piston high-performance cross-drilled front brakes and 4-piston cross-drilled rear brakes
  • Front splitter, front and rear wheel opening extensions

Model Lineup

  Engines Transmissions
  LS2 6.0L V-8 LS7 7.0L V-8 6-spd manual 6-spd Paddle Shift automatic
Corvette Coupe s s o
Corvette Convertible s s o
Corvette Z06 s s
Standard s
Optional o
Not available