2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2006 Chevrolet Corvette - Road Test Specs

2006 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

(7.0L V8 6-speed Manual)


Model year2006
Base MSRP$65,000
As-tested MSRPN/A


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)7.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)505@6300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)470@4800
Transmission typeSix-speed manual


Suspension, frontDouble-wishbone, upper/lower control arms
Suspension, rearDouble-wishbone, upper/lower control arms
Steering typeN/A
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelEagle F1 Supercar
Tire size, frontP275/35ZR18
Tire size, rearP325/30ZR19
Brakes, frontFront/rear power-assisted disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)3.1
0-60 mph (sec.)4.5
0-75 mph (sec.)5.9
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)12.2@120.2
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)26.3
60-0 mph (ft.)108.4
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)65.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)39
Sound level @ idle (dB)56.6
@ Full throttle (dB)90.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)79.9

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsBalky tranny with vauge and notchy shifter. Launched at 3,000 rpm with clutch feathering. Made ten runs all between 12.2 and 12.3 seconds.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsNo ABS noise or vibration. Extremely solid pedal, but could be a touch more progressive. Still, very confident overall.
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsVery quick steering ratio and lack of body roll made it feel like a go cart in the slalom. Even with full traction and active handling on it gets through the slalom with minimal intervention, but it's still quicker with it all off or at least in competitive drive mode. Predictable at the limit, but it can snap on you, especially if you aren't careful with the throttle.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)Not Tested
Temperature (°F)Not Tested
Wind (mph, direction)Not Tested

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 City 26 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)N/A
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3130
Length (in.)175.6
Width (in.)75.9
Height (in.)49
Wheelbase (in.)105.7
Legroom, front (in.)43.1
Legroom, rear (in.)N/A
Headroom, front (in.)37.9
Headroom, rear (in.)N/A
Seating capacity2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)22
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)22


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain3 years/36,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsOptional
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot Available
Emergency assistance systemStandard
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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