View Full Version : New C6 Z06 at open track event


Quick Double Nickel
10-31-2005, 11:43 AM
Here are some pictures of a friend's new Z06 at an open track event in the Phoenix area yesterday. Those are infact C5 Z06 wheels on the car. He has not been able to find slicks for the bigger wheels yet, so he put his old Z06 wheels on. They fit (barely) with the closest point being at the front calipers, which are only 1/4" away from the wheel. It became evident pretty quickly that the car needs MUCH more tire on the front and especially the rear than the previous Z06 and that the oil coolers and radiator are deficent with even mild track duty. The oil temp regularly ran at around 280-285 degrees with the water temp at 245-250. Also, the factory brake fluid is junk as the car experienced brake fade half-way through its first session. We replaced the brake fluid with some high-quality racing brake fluid and had no further problems the rest of the day. The car is much quicker than the previous car down the straights and seems to have a lot of potential with a good track tune for the suspension dialed in. (NOTE: picture of rear tire and amount of rear fender as a comparison to how big the rear tires are on the new Z06 vs. the previous model. Street tires can be seen in the background.)

http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/5612/c6z06frontbrakessmall2ur.th.png (http://img50.imageshack.us/my.php?image=c6z06frontbrakessmall2ur.png)
http://img323.imageshack.us/img323/9134/c6z06ontrack1small7gh.th.png (http://img323.imageshack.us/my.php?image=c6z06ontrack1small7gh.png)
http://img323.imageshack.us/img323/3535/c6z06ontrack5small3ax.th.png (http://img323.imageshack.us/my.php?image=c6z06ontrack5small3ax.png)
http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/6641/c6z06profile2small7fw.th.png (http://img260.imageshack.us/my.php?image=c6z06profile2small7fw.png)
http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/66/c6zo6enginesmall7zl.th.png (http://img122.imageshack.us/my.php?image=c6zo6enginesmall7zl.png)
http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/9707/c6zo6rightrearsmall9lx.th.png (http://img50.imageshack.us/my.php?image=c6zo6rightrearsmall9lx.png)

APeteSS
10-31-2005, 01:01 PM
Looks like you guys had fun. Sucks to hear about the brake fluid and temps, I'd defintley start there with my mods.

Fogle07
10-31-2005, 03:33 PM
whats with the black tape?

smask04C5
10-31-2005, 03:52 PM
keeps rocks and other fodder off the paint

Assassin
10-31-2005, 03:54 PM
wow, I wonder if those front brakes and rotors would fit on a regular C5 or z06, nice pics

99SS'Vert
10-31-2005, 07:27 PM
Looks like a spy photo with all the tape.

Racie
10-31-2005, 10:46 PM
Assassin, the brake rotors and calipers all the way around fit the C5 model. Someone has done it on Corvette Forum. The packages are already selling at the dealers too...

PA Z06
11-01-2005, 06:49 AM
Assassin, the brake rotors and calipers all the way around fit the C5 model. Someone has done it on Corvette Forum. The packages are already selling at the dealers too...

I heard that you have to upgrade to a 18 inch front wheel to make the c6 z06 brakes fit, but it doesnt look that way.

Quick Double Nickel
11-01-2005, 09:14 PM
Nope, you need to go to 18 inch wheels in the front. Those are 18s you are looking at in the picture. As an update, the owner just ordered a set of racing wheels with a 18x12 front and 18x13 rear. He ordered them so all of the tire fits under the fender.