A 2011 Chevy Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition – a highly collectable version of the C6 – recently made its way onto the scene during the 2022 Texas Mile with a beefy V8 engine and an assortment of parts from a ZR1. While the all-motor Z06 never received the ZR1’s supercharger during the sixth-generation of the Corvette, it did have suspension upgrades, carbon-fiber parts, and other fun items that were common. Their 200+ mph were also something to behold, but this particular one has received some additional modifications that allowed the performance car to hit an astonishing 242.7 miles per hour. Wow.
Modified Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition: Details
As pointed out by Motor1, the Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition owned by Pierce Marshall features some extra aerodynamics at the back, with struts fused to the rear bumper. Additionally, the coupe sports a parachute, which is a significant indication of the car’s performance upgrades and certainly is something needed when it’s decelerating from 243 mph. Originally, Chevy introduced the Z06 Carbon Edition with carbon-ceramic brakes, but it’s not likely this car still has those equipped. The modified Z06 Carbon Edition crosses the quarter-mile mark at 140.3 mph. That’s about 20 mph faster than the stock Corvette’s quarter-mile. It then reached 184.4 mph at the half marker before crossing the one-mile line at nearly 245 mph.
The Z06 Carbon was released with a naturally aspirated 7.0-liter LS7 V8 that produced 505 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. It made itself a middle ground between the regular Z06 and the hotter ZR1 available at the time. The engine could launch the car from 0-60 in under four seconds and to a top speed of 198 mph. The modded Z06 Carbon puts the stock collectible to shame by a substantial margin.
Cars can reach speeds far higher than we’re legally allowed to use on public roads, and some possess more power than is necessary when commuting to work. Finding the space to use all that power is essential yet challenging to do, which is where standing-mile events like the Texas Mile come in, allowing owners to push their cars to the limits. Modern supercars routinely hit absurd speeds, but modders keep old icons like the Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition competitive.