We’ve always had a special attraction for performance runner-up vehicles. We are referring to those cars that are included in the “go-fast segment” but have a “Number two” status in their range. One example is the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, which was the king of the ‘Vette range until GM released the ZR-1 model.
It seems like our sympathy for this kind of vehicles is shared by Romeo Ferraris. The Italian tuner has released a complex modification pack that is aimed at placing the Z06 above the factory stock ZR1.
The vehicle’s 7 liter LS7 V8 engine received a Vortex supercharger, an air-to-air aluminum intercooler, a blow-off valve, high-capacity fuel pump and injectors, as well as an ECU remap. The Italian tuning house has also added a custom exhaust. Read more!
The Z06’s powerplant, which usually produces 505 hp at 6,300 rpm and 637 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm, now delivers 677 hp at 6,000 rpm and a peak toque of 823 Nm at 4,950 Nm. As a comparison, the ZR-1’s 6.2 liter supercharger V8 offers 646 hp at 6,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 819 Nm at 3,800 rpm.
However, the tuner promises that if the driver keeps the engine under 3,000 rpm, this will offer a decent level of refinement and the car will be suitable for everyday driving.
The Romeo Ferraris Z06 needs 3.3 seconds to cover the 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint and hits 124 mph (200 km/h) in under 10 seconds. If the driver keeps on playing, the game reaches 211 mph (340 km/h).
To handle the extra muscle, the vehicle has been fitted with new brakes, a dual-mode suspension and a set of custom rims (19 inch front, 20 inch rear).