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Chevrolet Corvette C6
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) '06
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (C6) '09
The C6 Corvette in its Z06 (top) and ZR1 (bottom) trims
Appears in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Years Active 2005-2013
Related Vehicles Nissan GT-R (R35)
Nissan 350Z

The Chevrolet Corvette C6 is a sports-car model produced by American manufacturer, Chevrolet. The model appears in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (in the form of the Z06) and in Gran Turismo 5 (Z06, ZR1, and Race Modified versions of both), and Gran Turismo 6 (Z06, ZR1, and LM Race Car versions of both).

Z06 (C6)Edit

Main article: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6)

The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6), which appears in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, Gran Turismo 5, and Gran Turismo 6, was released in 2005 as a newer, more powerful descendant of the Chevrolet Corvette C5. It's 7.0L V8 engine produces 505 BHP and can reach 199 miles per hour (320 km/h). It was used as the official pace car for the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 in 2006.

ZR1 (C6)Edit

Main article: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (C6)

The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (C6), which first appears in Gran Turismo 5 was released in 2009 as a high-performance, racing version of the C6. Its 6.2L (slightly smaller that the Z06) V8 engine is supercharged to produce 638BHP, leading to an 11.2 second quarter mile and a theoretical top speed of 205 miles per hour (330 km/h). Despite its racing pedigree, more than 3 times as many ZR1s have been produced per year than Z06s.

Grand Sport (C6)Edit

The Chevrolet Corvette C6 Grand Sport is the newest variant of the C4 edition of 1996. It is a basic Z06 fitted with a "Grand Sport" package which includes wider front and rear fenders, larger wheels and sport brakes. This model has yet to feature in Gran Turismo.

C6.REdit

The C6.R is a full-racing variant of the C6, similar in nature to its predecessor, the Chevrolet Corvette C5-R. The 7.0L engine produces 590BHP, and powered several teams in the 2006-2009 Le Mans Series GT1 events. The C6.R was then downgraded to a 6.0L V8 producing 480 BHP, in order to qualify for the 2010 GT2 category of the Le Mans series. This model has yet to feature in Gran Turismo, though the racing modifications for both C6 Corvettes aesthetically resemble the C6.R with the yellow color scheme applied.

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