A brief history of the Corvette Z06
New 625bhp Z06 follows a great – but short – tradition of really fast ‘Vettes. We chart them all
Posted: 16 Jan 2014
2001 Corvette C5 Z06
The bulbous C5 Corvette reintroduced the Z06 Pack. The C5 Z06 had 385bhp - 35 more than standard - but this number was quickly boosted to 405. It was lighter than the standard car too, and had uprated suspension, revised gear ratios and a titanium exhaust. Chevrolet claimed the C5 Z06 could lap the ‘Ring in under eight minutes.