Assembly Location

Bowling Green, KY

’06 Price Range

$44,600-65,800

’05 Price Range

$44,248-52,245

The race-track-inspired Z06 solid-roof model returns to the lineup after a year’s absence with a 505-hp, 7L V-8; 6-speed manual transmission; Eagle F1 Supercar tires (18-in. front, 19-in. rear); and unique front fascia, grille, fenders, quarter-panels and rear spoiler. To cut weight and add performance, the Z06 variant is built on an all-aluminum frame structure and utilizes a magnesium engine cradle along with carbon-fiber fenders and floor panels. Other high-performance components include dry-sump engine oil system, coolers for engine, transmission, power steering and rear axle fluids, 6-piston cross-drilled front brakes, cross-drilled 4-caliper rear brakes and aluminized 3-in. (76-mm) dual exhaust system. All Corvettes now come with a smaller-diameter steering wheel and advanced dual-stage front airbags with passenger-sensing system. Standard coupe and convertible variants offer an optional paddle-shift 6-speed automatic transmission and XM satellite radio is included with the optional Bose audio system.

Related Information

All 2006 U.S. Models

2006 U.S. Model Specifications