Should Chevrolet Build a Stripper Z06X Meant Only for the Track?
Chevrolet built the Corvette Z06 to be (among other things) a street-legal racecar, and though Chevy says the new C7 Z06 is the fastest-ever production Corvette, to some ‘Vette enthusiasts, that is insufficient. Chevy is well-aware of Corvette-lover speed lust, and that’s why the company is considering a track-only edition similar to what we saw with the C6 Z06X concept that was displayed at the 2010 SEMA Show.
In addition to being a decontented Z06, the C6 Z06X concept featured an SCCA-spec roll cage, racing seat with five-point safety harness, fire suppression system, an upgraded suspension with coil-over struts and adjustable camber plates, a polycarbonate rear window, adjustable carbon fiber wing, and a cornucopia of other racing enhancements.
“[The Z06X] is something that we are considering,” Corvette Product Manager, Harlan Charles told Car and Driver. “[It] would be a great thing to apply to the new Corvette Z06, so, I mean, it’s something we could see in the future.”
If the Camaro Z/28’s existence is any indication, I’d say a C7 Z06X will likely become a reality. Sound off in the comments or on our forum to tell GM how much you want a C7 Z06X … while you’re at it, tell them how important a C7 ZR1 would be to the Corvette brand.