With a Velocity Yellow exterior finish, this Corvette C5 Z06 won’t go unnoticed anywhere it goes. Thanks to its pristine paint job and a well-kept exterior and interior, this American muscle car is the perfect foundation for an aftermarket build. Clearly, the same has been concluded by its owner.
The Corvette C5 Z06 was envisioned as a successor to the much-famed ZR1. Making its debut in 2001, the vehicle gave a nod to the high-performance Z06 version of the C2 Corvette of the 1960s. Unlike the ZR1 – which featured the heavy, double-overhead-cam engine – the C5 Z06 went with a tuned version of the standard LS1 engine. Dubbed the LS6, the engine produced a higher power output of 385 horsepower. While that was less than the previous model ZR1, the Z06 weighed much less and could easily outperform the ZR1 in almost every imaginable category – except top speed.
The C5 Z06 had a total curb weight of just 3,118 lb (1,414 kg). This was achieved due to weight-saving measures such as a titanium exhaust, thinner glass, lighter wheels, non-EMT tires, reduced soundproofing, fixed rear radio aerial, and a lighter battery. It all meant the Z06 was a much better handling car and could deliver top-notch performance, even with a less powerful engine under the hood.
The vehicle also cost substantially less than the ZR1, thanks mostly to newer production methods and newer, easier to produce materials.
For this particular Velocity Yellow Corvette C5 Z06, the owner achieved total perfection. Thanks to a few carefully chosen mods, the Z06 looks impeccable & aggressive at the same time and we can say its one of the nicest tastefully modded C5’s out there.
Overall, the most noticeable and visually impacting mod of this build is a set of CCW HS016 hybrid forged wheels.
The CCW HYBRID SERIES allows our customers the finish options of 3-piece construction to be applied, all the while maintaining the strength and trueness of a monoblock wheel. The wheels feature a forged center and back-half section of the Hybrid precision CNC machined to exacting tolerances and can be ordered in any of our durable finishes, while the outer rim is precision spun for superior trueness and strength. Both halves are fastened together with track-proven ARP twelve-point stainless bolts, making for a visually impressive product.
You can take a look at how great these CCW HS016 hybrid forged wheels fit this Corvette C6 Z06 in the media gallery below. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information regarding our wheels, the ordering process or if you have any additional questions. Our sales team will gladly provide you with all the answers you need.