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Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z51 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1459 kg (3217 lbs)
Power / weight 303 ps (299 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 398 Nm (293 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2008
Origin country United States
Views 44.6k
Submitted by Chiesi

Performance

Top speed 307 kph (191 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.1 s
0 - 200 kph 14.8 s
0 - 100 mph 9.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.3 s @ 93.2 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s
Est. 1/2 mile 19.9 s @ 137.9 mph
Est. 1 mile 32.9 s @ 160.9 mph
Est. 1000 m 23.2 s @ 234.0 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 10.7 s
Est. max acceleration 0.74 g (7 m/s²)

More acceleration times

Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z51 acceleration graph
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Andreas  7m ago

I got a 2009 C6 Z51 manual. 100-200 Kph 9,6s whit Racelogic


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Apathy  8y ago

Well, in both scenarios, the only parasitic loss difference is in how the valves are pushed down. In both scenarios, the crank essentially turns a chain or a belt, which in then turns the cam or cams in some manner.

I imagine the parasitic loss from turning one cam in the block is roughly equivalent to turning 2 to 4 cams mounted on the top of the engine. I suppose an inline engine with a belt as opposed to a chain might be have a little less resistance, but nothing to really write home about.

The biggest determining factors of efficiency are the heads, cam profile(s), and pistons (compression).


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FastestLaps  8y ago

What about pushrods and fuel efficiency? Is it better or worse than with camshafts?

I would imagine it's worse.


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Apathy  8y ago

Yup, they revised quite a few things though, so heads won't be interchangeable from the looks of it.

DI, CVVT, DOD, and all that good stuff.

The block will likely have a slightly different architectural design too as the engine is now an LT1 instead of the familiar LS family. In fact, after next year, GM won't be furthering their LS family development. Sadly...

The LT1 name is a little annoying to me too. It was first used for a high performance 350 of the 60's in the Corvette. Then it was whored out in the 90's for the reverse cooling 350 in the vette, f-bodies, and B-bodies. Now this.

At least the DI means power upgrades won't require fueling upgrades for a while. But it will cap the more extreme builds and require extensive revisions to the fuel system north of 1000hp I imagine.


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FastestLaps  8y ago

Still pushrods :)

Ain't broke don't fix it!


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Inline 6 rules  8y ago

I have just read that the C7 Corvette will have the same block but with direct injection. The power will be 450 HP and the torque will be 609 Nm.


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Viking  8y ago

@R I agree, a lot depends on the driver. I like Corvettes, I have owned two of them. You have a nice car.


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R  8y ago

I compared a Corvette Grand Sport to a Corvette Z06. Well, the Z06 won! I have a Grand Sport at home and it would probably beat the Grand Sport. It depends on the driver.


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Apathy  9y ago

The 2005 Z51? Well, it doesn't have the same engine as this one (LS2 vs LS3), but the top speed according to GM is 186mph, limited by drag.

The 2008+ with the LS3 is actually capable of 190mph according to GM.
http://www.caranddriver.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/original/application/2c2add6c6bc3e7805ce2c3a5a0cc9f68.pdf

The top speed of 186mph on this page is incorrect for this MY. It should be 190.


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oliver  9y ago

what is the toop speed on a05 z51


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tyler  10y ago

What is the point of separating the Z51 package from the base C6 on this site? Half of the reviews/tests/times posted for the base C6 will be from cars equipped with this option package. Its too difficult to differentiate this option in the context of these forums.


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Actual Z51 Owner  10y ago

Wow, looks like not many people know much about the Z51 option. It\'s a major difference. Suspension is firmer, the car sits lower, the brake rotors are bigger and are cross drilled, there\'s an oil cooler, has 3.73s. It\'s significantly quicker than a base C6 and for 2010, it is now called the Grand Sport.


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Bill  10y ago

After driving in competition for some 40 years most of these test comparisons don't mean much in real life. The average guy in a Z-06 or ZR-1 would not stand a chance against an experienced competition driver in a C-6 Z-51. Take my advice and spend less money on a better balanced car with Z-51 option and then take some driving lessons it will be a lot cheaper and you will be a lot safer and faster.


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rxbkrs  10y ago

442 PS?? If I'm not mistaken, this car has 436 PS...


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Anonymous  10y ago

if your goint to takt that route, then No car can be compared to another round track. forinstance, if there not driven by the same person in the EXACT same time, theres no point, because wind resistance can changem it could be thicker the next time, tester could have eatin lunch, gaining a few pounds, could be a little tired-er, surface temp could be higher than the last test,, hes discovered a better way to move the car, if your not gonna compare, then get the **** off this site!


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Anonymous  10y ago

they dont have too be.


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E  10y ago

I doubt it's in the same league as the GT3, it only lucked out with good weather during the test. They weren't driven side by side.


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Anonymous  10y ago

Uh, yeah it is.


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Anonymous  10y ago

Well they did have good weather those days since the the Cayman isnt far from the GT3 time.


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monkeypop  10y ago

"How does this beat the GT3 at VIR?"

More power, little more weight. Not really much of a shock that it can beat a GT3


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Anonymous  11y ago

How does this beat the GT3 at VIR?


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rxbkrs  11y ago

@ Actual Vette Owner, that' true. :)


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Actual Vette Owner  11y ago

There are more differences in vettes than meets the eye. Standard vettes have steel frame while the Z06 and ZR1 have aluminum frames. This is the one major difference. So putting a ZR1 motor in a base C6 will not make it a ZR1.


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Anonymous  11y ago

Thats just stupid, Z51 for the R8, M3, C4S Competition, ZO6 for the Turbo, Superleggera, R8 V10, and the ZR1 for the Zonda F, GT2, LP640 Competition, plus all these cars cost is different, if somebody cant afford a ZO6 or a ZR1, the get th Z51.


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Anonymous  11y ago

there are to many types of corvettes why don't they just stick with the zr1


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volcanoman  12y ago

My 08 Z51 does 195mph with vararam cold air intake system, new program and catalytic convertor taken off. 9 seconds 0-160. 1/4 mile in 11 seconds


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rxbkrs  12y ago

P.S. They both have the same power.


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rxbkrs  12y ago

Greetings. This car does 0-160 in 9.3 seconds, 0-200 in 14.2 seconds. Reference: http://www.fastestlaps.com/car47ecccf135fe7.html


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Chiesi  12y ago

nice!! We have a lap time for it!! Great car!


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Chiesi  12y ago

fair enough! The time should be around 7:50-7:55