Fast ‘n’ Cheap: 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Chevrolet’s C5 generation Corvette was a fast car, and competent in the turns — but when they released the Z06 edition in 2001 they turned the knob up to 11.  For the first time in history you could, for $56,395, buy a car that would hit 60mph in less than 4 seconds, cover a 1/4 mile in 12.4 seconds and exceed 1 G on the skipad.  Now, you can get that same performance for a bit over $10k.  Find this 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 here on eBay with a starting bid of $10,500 with a $12,500 buy-it-now located in Lindale, GA.

The Z06 option added more than just a few horsepower under the hood and a few fender emblems.  It featured monstrously wide wheels/tires (9.5 front 10.5 rear), a revised 6-speed manual gearbox with shorter gearing, FE4 suspension, and a titanium (for weight savings) exhaust.

Under the hood is an LS6 V8 that produces 385 horsepower and 405 ft-lbs of torque — not insane numbers in today’s horsepower wars, but just enough to propel the car forward with ferocity but not wheel spin.

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