Corvette Z06 show car breaks cover in Australia

The first factory-built right-hand drive Corvette Z06 to reach Australia has been revealed, with the incredible new show car to form the cornerstone of vehicle displays and activations around the country throughout the year.

“This new Z06 is indicative of what customers in Australia and New Zealand can expect from a 2024 Z06, as we will be offering 3LZ trim as standard,” GM Specialty Vehicles director Greg Rowe said.

“This includes a steering wheel beautified with carbon fibre, shift paddles made from carbon fibre, sueded microfibre on the upper interior trim, leather-wrapped interior door panels and instrument panel, as well as GT2 bucket seats with Napa leather upholstery and carbon fibre garnish.”

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GMSV head office staff in Port Melbourne were excited to be the first in the country to see the latest iteration of the iconic vehicle, made more memorable as it took place days after the 70th anniversary of the launch of the first Corvette in New York on January 17, 1953.

The Corvette Z06 features a new naturally aspirated LT6 5.5-litre DOHC V8 engine with a flat-plane crankshaft design which allows the engine to rev to 8,600rpm. Its enhanced track performance ability is also matched with greater braking capability.

That comes thanks to larger 14.6-inch-diameter (370mm) front and 15-inch diameter (380mm) rear Brembo rotors, compared with the Stingray.  The Z06 has six-piston front callipers compared to the four-piston versions on its sibling.

The largest wheels ever available on a production Corvette, 20-inch forged aluminium ‘Spider’ wheels at the front and 21-inch at the rear, provide surefooted grip to get power to the ground.

Inside the cabin, a tech-laden driver focused cockpit relays all vehicle related information quickly and concisely.

“Our new show car also features the Z07 Performance Package, which makes it even more eye-catching and enhances its performance prowess thanks to the addition of larger brakes with carbon ceramic rotors, carbon fibre aerodynamic elements, unique suspension tuning, ultra performance tyres as well as optional carbon fibre wheels,” Rowe added.

“The Z06 will be on the road around Melbourne and surrounds over coming weeks and Corvette fans and performance car enthusiasts alike are welcome to stop and grab a photo when they see this amazing new model.”

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