2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Competition Sport Edition
For Corvette enthusiasts, ‘Z06’ has always carried a special allure. Originally the package one got if they were destined for the track in their C2 Corvette, it took a long sabbatical from the option list before return as the hottest version of the C5 Corvette as a hardtop-only model that was both the lightest and most powerful in the lineup. With the C6, the Z06 returned as the lightest and most powerful version of the newest ‘Vette it also brought the 7-liter V8 back into the fold—a displacement that had been missing from the Corvette lineup for over three decades.
For 2009, Chevy unveiled the ZR-1—a monster of a machine with 145 extra, supercharged ponies. But in keeping with the ethos of the Z06, they brought out a new Competition Sport package (RPO CSC) for the purist enthusiast who wanted channel the track driving experience. The rare package featured Competition Gray stripes with matching headlight buckers and aluminum wheels, an Ebony leather interior with titanium embroidery, Corvette racing pedals from GCA, a special engine cover, Corvette Racing ‘Jake’ and CSR logos applied to the B-pillars and embroidered on the headrests and center armrest, as well as a racing-style roundel number featuring the edition number of the car that could be installed by the owner. Available on either standard or Z06 models, only 72 Competition Sport Package Corvettes were ordered.
There were only 20 Z06s produced with the Competition Sport package for worldwide purchase. This Z06 is powered by a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine producing 505hp and 424 ft/lbs torque, paired to the 6-speed manual transmission. The LS7 engine can propel this Z06 from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds. This Z06 CSR features leather interior, articulated sport seats, premium audio system, CD player and heads-up display. Ordered new with the CSR Package, this vehicle also received a track-inspired appearance, which includes Competition Gray exterior stripes, upgraded wheels, red brake calipers, upgraded headlamps, Ebony interior with titanium embroidery and Corvette Competition Sport Racing pedals from GCA. It also has a special CSR exclusive carbon-weave-style engine cover and is finished with the Corvette Racing “Jake” and CSR logos on the B-pillar, headrest and center armrest. A racing style #38 emblem was installed on the passenger and driver doors.
Both the Z06 and Coupe 1LT Vettes ordered with the Competition Sport package will get a track focus, which includes competition stripes, wheels and headlamps, an ebony interior, Corvette racing pedals and a special engine cover. As a special treat, the vehicle will also get the Corvette Racing “Jake” and CSR logos.
Any Coupe 1LT ordered with the package will also get the Z51 performance package, performance exhaust, differential cooler, HUD, Z06 spoiler and other goodies, bringing the power to 436 HP and actually increasing the performance. The Z06 will maintain the same mechanicals, including the same 505 HP LS7 V8, making this primarily an aesthetic package.
2009 Competition Sport Corvette Z06 (RPO CSC)
The Competition Sport package is for the Corvette purist and driving enthusiast
Perfect Corvette for the enthusiast who attends driving schools and track events
Focus on lightweight and performance driving
Serious track influenced design features
Excellent value pricing – Limited build scheduled for Spring ’09 only
Included in the package
Competition Gray Exterior Stripes, Wheels, and Headlamps
Corvette Racing ‘Jake’ and CSR logos on b-pillar, headrest, and center armrest
Ebony Interior with titanium embroidery
Corvette Racing Pedals from GCA
Special engine cover
Racing style numbers with number based on build sequence to be installed by customer
Available in either Coupe 1LT with 436 hp or Z06 1LZ with 505 hp versions
Z06 version available in 17U Blade Silver or 41U Black
Coupe version available in 17U Blade Silver or 10U Arctic White