• 2011 Chevrolet Corvette to receive several upgrades

The Corvette line-up includes the high performance version ZR1 and the special edition Corvette Grand Sport, but there are people out there who still prefer a standard Z06 model. For those fans, we have some good news; the 2011 model year will bring a few upgrades to the Corvette Z06. This will mark the first time the Z06 has seen any type of upgrade, other than special edition models, since 2006. Being such a popular model, it is a shame that Chevrolet has wasted so much time before allowing us to revel in some newfound features for the Corvette Z06.

The idea behind these enhancements is to make the Z06 look a bit closer to the ZR1, but at the same time maintaining its edge as the most trackable Corvette in the model lineup.

The new equipment list was unveiled at the Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash on April 29, 2010. C5 and C6 are the names of the platforms in which the Z06 is built on. The C5 was built from 2001-2004 and the C6 started its production in 2006 and, obviously, still lives on today.

The upgrades to the Corvette Z06 will include: new tires from Goodyear, an aggressive dual mode exhaust tune, as well as the aforementioned Z07 performance package featuring the Brembo carbon ceramic brakes and the CFZ Carbon Fiber appearance package.

Video after the jump.

Source: CorvetteBlogger

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  (216) posted on 10.15.2010

Unless the interior is bathed in cow carcass and the rear bumper doesn’t have any give when he taps on it (his favorite knock against the C6 that he always does), he’ll always complain.

  (291) posted on 10.13.2010

For me, I like the Z07 package. The only parts of the ZR1 that I really coveted were the MSR and the brakes. Going fully forged on an LS7 to run decent pressure never really bothered me, and I prefer string with the aluminum chassis over the GSs steel, so starting with a real Z06 is more my speed.

  (743) posted on 08.26.2010

TI have a question, how many times it upgraded for this year? Anyone who would like to help me to answer this question?

  (386) posted on 05.11.2010

Cool enhancements, now the comment and suggestion had been made and the result are pretty perfect.

  (612) posted on 05.7.2010

Too much upgrade! But still they haven’t yet lessen its weight and proper weight distribution.

  (1022) posted on 05.6.2010

This is something that should have happened long ago. Just about everyone has bashed Corvettes for their interiors. Now they won’t have much to complain about.

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