The 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition: Track-Ready Looks
Both the 2016 Chevy Corvette Z06 and C7.R have unprecedented levels of technology, engines, and engineering. However, where they mainly differ lies in what they look like. The C7.R has aesthetic qualities that make it look ready for the track; and stick out like a sore thumb if it were to ever leave it. Unlike the Z06, the CR.7 comes standard with the Z07 package, so it can experience the best performance on the track.
If you race on the track, and want a world-renowned supercar with devilishly good looks; the Corvette C7.R edition is one of the best looking ones out there.
Z07 Performance Package
The engine on the 2016 Z06 is an LT4 supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, which is SAE-certified at 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Not only does this make it the most powerful supercar ever produced by GM, but also one of the strongest ones on the current market. The Z07 package adds a few upgrades to the 2016 Corvette Z06 that let the C7.R edition live-up to it’s track-tearing looks.
This package adds adjustable front and rear aero components for enhanced aerodynamic downforce, upgraded tires, and Brembo carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors. These brake rotors provide better braking as well as better handling, thanks to their reduced un-sprung weight.
With these upgrades, the 2016 Corvette C7.R can perform to the best of it’s ability. The 2016 Corvette can now achieve 0-60 mph acceleration in 2.95 seconds with the eight-speed automatic transmission, and 3.2 seconds with the seven-speed manual transmission. The quarter mile times also improved, and it’s able to run a quarter mile in 10.95 seconds at 127 mph with an automatic transmission, and 11.2 seconds at the same horsepower with a manual transmission.
This package allows the C7.R edition to make the Corvette name proud on the track, and makes it a tough competitor to beat.
The Track-Tearing Look
The look of the C7.R kept the same basic engineering design, apart from 2 of the upgrades included in the Z07 package, but looks like a whole new animal. The first thing you’ll notice that’s different is the spoiler and front-end. The aerodynamic enhancements offered in the Z07 package made the spoiler much larger, and sit higher, than the stock one on the Z06. Also, the tires are slightly larger than the standard ones, which give it the appearance of a higher-stance.
The C7.R also looks much lower to the ground, thanks to the enhanced rear-end, side-skirts, and front-end. The side-skirts have the C7.R badge slapped on them, and a big silver slash that runs diagonally up over the side vents. As far as paint goes, the C7.R edition also features racing red on the mirrors and sides of the spoilers, topping off the aggressive look of this race-track beast.
The 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R edition is a true track-monster, and the best model to ever hit the streets in Corvette history. With it’s performance tweaks thanks to the Z07 package, it could blow any other Corvette made previously made out of the water; and look good doing it.