Corvette Of The Day: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 | Photo Credit: Bring a Trailer

Corvette Of The Day: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

While the changes to the coupe and convertible were indeed subtle, the Z06 received a little more flare for the 2009 model year.  Outwardly, new “spider” design, 10-spoke Z06 wheels were offered in multiple versions: Sparkle Silver, Competition Gray and Chrome. Inwardly, the 2009 Z06 now featured color-keyed door and instrument panels (for those models equipped with red and titanium interiors,) gray stitching was now included on the Ebony base seats (previously, the stitching had been red), and the door sill plates now came equipped with the Z06 logo.  Additionally, all 2009 Z06 Corvettes included an upgraded acoustic package standard.

Mechanically, the Z06 Corvette remained largely the same.  The 505-horsepower LS7 engine returned for the new year, though it did receive a larger-capacity, dry-sump oil system.  The dry-sump system included a capacity upgrade to the 10.5-quart (9.9 liters) system of the new ZR1. For 2009, GM sold a total of just 3,386 Z06 Coupes with a base price of $73,255.

Corvette Of The Day: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 | Photo Credit: Bring a Trailer
Corvette Of The Day: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 | Photo Credit: Bring a Trailer