The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) is a high performance variation of the Corvette (C6) released in 2005 for the 2006 model year.
Chevrolet gave the Z06 a power increase with the installation of the 7.0L LS7 engine. Other improvements included carbon fibre front fenders, magnesium alloy engine cradle, and aluminium frame.
Visual differences from the regular C6 were larger front and rear fenders, and an intake inlet on the front bumper.
- 1 Need for Speed: Carbon
- 2 Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City
- 3 Need for Speed: ProStreet
- 4 Need for Speed: Undercover
- 5 Need for Speed: Shift
- 6 Need for Speed: World
- 7 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
- 8 Shift 2: Unleashed
- 9 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
- 10 Need for Speed (2015)
- 11 Need for Speed: Payback
- 12 Need for Speed: Edge
- 13 Need for Speed: Heat
- 14 Trivia
- 15 Gallery
- 16 References
Need for Speed: Carbon
The Corvette Z06 appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a tier 3 Muscle class vehicle with a price tag of $175,000.
It is unlocked in different manners depending on the player's progression:
- Tuner Career - Win the Checkpoint event of the Canmor Downs territory in Silverton.
- Muscle Career - Take over the Canmor Downs territory in Silverton.
- Exotic Career - Take over the Shady Pines territory in Silverton.
Handling is the biggest drawback of the Z06, as it will usually oversteer when entering corners, requiring gentle acceleration to exit a corner without drifting. While it can be difficult to control, its lap times can rival, and even sometimes beat, those of grippy cars, if it is set up correctly.
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City
The Corvette Z06 appears in Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City. It is purchasable by $130,000 and is unlocked after defeating Scotty. The car is also driven by Clutch.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
The Corvette Z06 appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 3 car with a price tag of $80,000. The car can perform well in turns despite being equipped with a 7.0L V8 engine. It is unlocked upon the player winning Super Promotion's Showdown II: Autopolis race day.
The acceleration of the Z06 is better than that of other tier 3 cars. Grip events are the best events for the Corvette to participate in, although Speed races are also recommendable as well as drift events.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The Corvette Z06 appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 1 car with a price tag of $200,000. It is unlocked upon the player reaching Wheelman Level 13.5. It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Wii releases with a price tag of $110,000.
The Z06 has the second best acceleration in the game just behind the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and can hit 248 mph (399 km/h) with fully upgraded performance.
The Dominator is unlocked upon completing 30 events of the Need for Speed: Undercover/Challenge Series Expansion.
It is upgraded with performance parts that increase its top speed to 247 mph (397 km/h). It has powerful acceleration and responsive handling even when at high speeds.
Need for Speed: Shift
The Corvette Z06 appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 3 vehicle with a $210,000 price tag and a 11.10 car rating. It is unlocked upon the player earning 80 stars and is capable of a Works conversion.
Its strong acceleration trait remains a key aspect in the Shift series although it tends to oversteer in turns under hard cornering. The Z06 has also been known to have difficulty accelerating from the start line.
Need for Speed: World
The car used to be competitive in tier 3 due to its strong acceleration and high top speed comparable with the BMW M3 GTR before the 5.00 update. As part of patch 5.42, the Z06 received improved performance to make it more competitive against newer car additions to the game.
The Corvette now handles better and has an acceleration similar to the Ford GT. The top speed was also increased to 190 mph (305 km/h). However, due to having a lightened weight, it seems to perform worse in pursuits than before. Its handling is still less precise than higher-priced in-game cash cars such as the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 as well as possessing a weak nitrous boost.
The Advance style is a rental car that can be leased for 300. It was made available on June 27, 2010.
The Cross style is a Need for Speed classic car that costs 4400. It was released on November 16, 2011.
The Beast style is a holiday themed car that costs 5500. It was released on February 8, 2011 as part of the Valentine's event.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
The racer vehicle is unlocked as part of the SCPD Rebels pack for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and EA Crew releases. The SCPD unit is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 195,000 cop bounty.
The Z06 easily oversteers in turns but also accelerates rapidly in contrast to other cars with similar performance. The durability of the car is high enough for most pursuits.
|Purchase the SCPD Rebels Pack||Super Series||198 mph (318 km/h)||$75,000||RWD|
|Earn 195,000 cop bounty||Rapid Deployment||505 bhp @ 6,300 rpm||3.9 seconds||2006|
Shift 2: Unleashed
The Corvette Z06 appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a reward car for completing the Modern B Invitational Event.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
They will deploy roadblocks with spike strips or attempt to drop spike strips in front of the player.
A racer variant appeared in some early internal review builds of Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012), but was never released as part of the game.
Need for Speed (2015)
The Corvette Z06 can be purchased for 77,300 in Need for Speed (2015).
|0 - 60 mph||1/4 Mile||Top Speed||Power|
|Stock||03.73 seconds||11.66 seconds @ 127 mph (204 km/h)||198 mph (319 km/h)||505 hp|
|Fully Upgraded||02.09 seconds||09.16 seconds @ 161 mph (259 km/h)||235 mph (378 km/h)||1,062 hp|
Need for Speed: Payback
|Unlocked in chapter 4 - Open Skies.|
|Top Speed 198|
|0 - 60 3.70|
|1/4 Mile 11.73|
|N2O Capacity 2.8|
|N2O Power 2.8|
Need for Speed: Edge
The Corvette Z06 2013 appears in Need for Speed: Edge.
Need for Speed: Heat
The Corvette Z06 appears in Need for Speed: Heat following an article, revealing it to be part of the game's official car list, was published on August 19, 2019, and appears in the NFS: Heat Studio app as part of container 7, which was released on October 1, 2019.
The stock Corvette Z06 can be unlocked in Need for Speed: Heat.
- Cross drives a modified Z06 in Need for Speed: Carbon that can be unlocked for use in Quick Race by completing Reward Card #19. It also must be driven in the gold tier canyon duel of the challenge series.
- The Works conversion of the Z06 bears a resemblance to the Chevrolet Corvette C6.R.
- Video: Need for Speed (2017) Need for Speed Payback Welcome to Fortune Valley. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dHSzsSDnvs
- Article: ea.com (2019) Under the Hood: Need for Speed Heat Car List. Available at: https://www.ea.com/games/need-for-speed/need-for-speed-heat/news/nfs-heat-car-list
- Article: gtplanet.net (2019) Need for Speed Heat Full Car List Revealed. Available at: https://www.gtplanet.net/need-for-speed-heat-car-list/