2024 Z06 is the Motor Authority Best Car To Buy
The 2024 C8 Z06 continues the legacy set by its predecessors, the 2021 C8 and the C7 Corvette ZR1, both celebrated as Best Cars To Buy by Motor Authority.
At the heart of the Z06 is a remarkable engine that rivals those found in high-end Italian cars. But it’s not just the engine that steals the show; it’s the Z06’s exceptional performance and reasonable price that make it a standout. Even at just over $100,000, its performance, design, and powertrain arrangement make it an incredible deal.
This beast boasts a brand-new 5.5-liter flat-plane crank LT6 V-8, delivering an astounding 670 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. It’s a record-breaker, standing as the most potent naturally aspirated production V-8 ever produced.
But it’s not just about the numbers, the Z06’s distinctive roar and the way the engine revs up creates its unique and thunderous sound. Thanks to a special crank, the engine breathes and revs with unmatched fervor, reaching an 8,600-rpm redline that’s simply exhilarating. Motor Authority Senior Editor Kirk Bell described it as an infusion of power and noise into an already exotic design.
It’s worth noting that the future might mark the end of an era for models like the C8 Z06 and the rumored upcoming ZR1. Many supercars have already made the shift from V8 engines to twin Turbo V6s, hinting that these V8-powered legends might be among the last of their kind.
The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum in Knoxville, Iowa awarded a 2023 Corvette Z06 late last year and now the racing venue is back with their new grand prize for their next giveaway and it’s another Z06! When you make a donation of $25 or more to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, you are automatically entered to win this Torch Red Corvette Z06 Convertible with Z07 Performance Package plus $25K cash.
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Custom built for GM excecutive
This awesome ’54 was created by Darwin Clark, a retired GM executive of 45 years as VP General Manager of Industry Dealer Affairs, and Newman Car Creations. He had a long career of car collecting and restoring vintage GM automobiles. Darwin had a quest to build the ultimate 1954 Corvette, complete with an untouched original body and the perfect blend of power and handling. It was in 2001 that he purchased the vehicle to start his project. He chose the Newman Car Creations C4 chassis and components for the vehicle’s foundation. The power plant was a 1998 LS1 Chevy small block. Accessory pulleys came from March performance, while the cooling was upgraded with a Be Cool radiator. A stainless steel exhaust system using 2 1/2-inch tubing with Flowmaster mufflers allows this beauty to breathe with ease! The original transmission was replaced with the 4L60E with a modified Lokar shifter mated to an aluminum driveshaft. Ex-GM designer Steve Pasteiner, proprietor of Advanced Automotive Technologies in Rochester Hills, Michigan, carefully oversaw the complete and meticulous preparation for paint where the panel alignment was painstakingly gapped to 3/16 of an inch of perfection.
Beautiful, restored fuelie!
This stunning Milano Maroon example featured here was lovingly restored and cared for by its previous owners. Extensive records were kept (3 binders full) of its restoration and care over the decades. The Milano Maroon exterior is perfectly complemented by the rich looking Saddle interior. And it also happens to be a fantastic driver! And driving it is where all the fun takes place!
Options include am/fm radio, power windows, telescoping steering column, side exhaust and aluminum knock off wheels.