2016 Corvette Z06 Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Corvette Z06 Release Date, Price, Specs, Review – The newest release in the form of 2016 Corvette Z06 comes with high performance and an exceptional new style. The car has managed to enhance its comfort and is now able to offer a whole new set of features while also being able to provide more high-powered engine options. So what you get with this release is a vehicle with a body style that combines a sport car and a tourer car which will not cost you a considerable amount of money as well.

2016 Corvette Z06
2016 Corvette Z06

The Corvette is going to offer four model cars for the upcoming 2016, which come with two different engine options available. An impressive and also very affordable array of sport vehicles is what you can hope to get with the offered range of vehicles. Starting from the base Stingray to the Z06 convertible, there is something for everybody. The supercharged Z06 convertible is going to be perhaps the most popular choice as already the need for this car has reached a higher peak.

2016 Corvette Z06 side view, silver color, alloy wheels

This is going to be the seventh generation of Corvette vehicles that come out. And for the 2016 year the most changes that appear in the car are on the outside of the car. With a new-gen model comes a redesign that will include some more curvature to the look of the vehicles which will also make it a more sought for inclusion. Study the provided review and check out all the specs of the car with the provided pictures as well.

2016 Corvette Z06 rear view, yellow color, taillights and tailpipe

2016 Corvette Z06 exterior

2016 Corvette Z06 side angle white color, alloy wheels

The Corvette is an American icon car and few cars have this label added to their name. As one of the forefathers of sports vehicles in America, the Corvette owes it to the fans to always keep the necessary standard and looks that the people are expecting. So as the car enters its seventh generation stint a lot of changes are supposed to happen for the car. But it is fairly difficult to restyle an icon so the makers needed to thread on a dangerous path when venturing into a redesign period for the car. But they have managed to present the vehicles evolution as it has reached a period of its life when it has to go with the times. The car is a creased technological wonder which is built for the contemporary people of the computer age. Perhaps the more traditional fans will not be too joyful to see one of the icons of their age change so dramatically in appearance but it is certainly going to attract a lot of attention from the younger crowds and some new fans as well.

2016 Corvette Z06 front
2016 Corvette Z06 front

The car needs to be looked as a whole in order to understand what the changes mean to it. It has a long low hood which combines well with the swept back windshields. The bluff rear end is still there as it is a trademark characteristic that defies all the corvette vehicles. The combination of smooth curves and creases is what defies the car and it particularly goes well with the Z06 convertible design which still holds the DNA of the original vehicle. The car is also going to features some new colors schemes with the Corvette Racing Yellow and Long Beach Red Metallic replacing the previous Velocity Yellow and Crystal Red. The 2016 Z06 is going to offer a unique package for a limited period. Dubbed the C7.R Edition package, is going to features a vehicle which resembles the eponymous race cars of the brand and is going to be panted in Corvette Yellow. It will be offered for both the convertible versions and the coupes as well.

2016 Corvette Z06 back
2016 Corvette Z06 back


Coming with the seventh-gen upgrade there need to be some changes on the inside as well. This means that the previous plasticky kit-car-like cabin was completely remodeled for the 2016 Corvette Z06. The inside needed to be reshaped as well so it will fit the modern changes done to the exterior. The cabin is completely wrapped and holds some great characteristics even in its base form. As you go to the higher models and use the additional amenities, the car only gets more luxurious.

2016 Corvette Z06 interior
2016 Corvette Z06 interior

The instrument panel has been reshaped in a way that it is much more driver orientated. But it is very simple to use as well. It has a contemporary and high tech touch to it which shows us that the newest Z06 vehicle is all about performance. The carbon fiber instrument panel actually looks as if it has come from a much expensive car than this one while the added suede and leather upholsteries add the necessary luxury elements needed to complete the equation. Some added new colors also make it on the inside which are a perfect choice for the setup the car comes with.

2016 Corvette Z06 interior, leather seats


What the 2016 Corvette Z06 holds under the hood is the latest performance engine option that was appropriate to put inside the car. The supercharged LT4 V-8 6.2 liters engine that makes 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque is a great option to be used for this classy and sporty convertible trim. It pairs with a seven-speed manual transmission as a standard option for the vehicle. An in-house-designed and -built eight-speed automatic transmission is just an optional choice which was added last year and can be used with this one as well. With the added engine option the Z06 has the capacity to reach 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds, while with the automatic option it can do it even quicker and achieve 2.95 seconds time.

2016 Corvette Z06 engine


Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.7 in. (106.7 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 9.9 in. (177.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 5.4 in. (77.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 52 ft³
Cargo volume:10 ft³
Curb weight: 3524 lbs
Top Speed: 185 mph
0-60: 3.2 sec
MPG: 15/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic White, Black, Blade Silver Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Laguna Blue Tintcoat, Night Race Blue Metallic, Shark Gray Metallic, Torch Red and Velocity Yellow Tintcoat
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price and release date

The newly updated seventh generation 2016 Corvette Z06 is going to be available in April of next year. The release date was confirmed and the Corvette will continue with being the most popular racer in America when all of the announced trim levels and options get released next year. The base price has been set to be at around 40.500 USD base MSRP. Modles that may try and hold a bar to this model are in fact the latest Ford Mustang Shelby model and the latest Dodge Challenger.

2016 Corvette Z06 exterior, front angle, red color taillights and alloy wheels