Lot 262 - 2012 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 Centennial Coupé
|Odometer reading||7,456 km|
|Estimate||£48,000 - £54,000|
|Result||Sold - £56,000|
The Z06 arrived as a 2006 model in the third quarter of 2005 and is the lightest of all Corvette models. The Z06 was equipped with the largest displacement small-block ever produced, a new 7.0 litre (427 cu in) engine producing an impressive 505 bhp and is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine put into a production car from General Motors. In addition to the larger engine, the Corvette Z06 has a dry sump and con-rods made out of titanium. The frame of the Z06 is constructed from aluminium, saving 136 pounds over the standard steel frame. The Z06's body differentiates itself from the standard Corvette with larger front and rear fenders and an intake inlet scoop on the front bumper. The front fenders are constructed with carbon fibre and the rear fenders contain ducts to aid in cooling the rear brakes. Offered exclusively in Carbon Flash Metallic, the Centennial Edition kit includes Satin Black graphics and unique lightweight cast-spun aluminium Centennial Satin Black wheels, all cars come with red brake calipers and feature magnetic selective ride control. Inside, Ebony leather with red stitching accents dominate, while the seats, steering wheel and armrests feature microfibre suede accents. The headrests have an embossed Centennial Edition logo and the steering wheel hub carries the same ‘Louis Chevrolet 100’ graphic found on the car's B-post and wheel centre caps. Arguably the most subtle variation to be found is seen in the signature crossed-flags exterior badge, which sees the traditional Fleur-de-lis element replaced with ‘100’ in all Centennial Edition cars.
Originally registered in the name of Bauer Millett in Manchester on 1st January 2012, the vendor purchased the car from them on 1st February 2014. The low mileage of 7,456km is confirmed by the service history and MoT test certificates. Believed to be the only European specification Z06 Centennial Edition in the UK, this Corvette is a stunning car to look at and exceeds all expectations when driven. The V8 engine emits a superb note and the throttle response is impressive to say the least. A quick short change manual gearbox defines this car as a true driver’s car and one to be both respected and enjoyed in equal measure. The specification is comprehensive with heated seats, keyless entry and start, xenon headlamps, ceramic brakes, air conditioning and carbon fibre in plentiful supply. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full year’s MoT test certificate, this rare and stunning Z06 Centennial Coupé is not for the faint hearted. If Darth Vader had a company car this would be it.
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