Castagna say that the Corvette Z06's 7.0-litre aluminium V8
engine has been hiked by them from the American 'muscle' car's standard power
output of just over 500 bhp, to a massive 750 bhp at 6,200 rpm, making this a
fearsomely powerful sports car. With a dry sump, rear wheel drive, sequential
fuel injection and traction control, maximum torque is a reported 980 Nm at
3,800 rpm, while top speed is a claimed 350 km/h, 0-100 km/h is reached in 3.4
seconds, and 0-260 km/h in 9.5 seconds.
sports car also has a number of features that have become an
integral part of modern high-performance sports car design,
such has the high level rear spoiler which raises away from
the bodywork at speed, a system used by Mercedes to great
effect on their 1950s 300 SLR racing cars, and recently used
by the likes of Porsche on several production models over
The Aznom also
features a 'must-have' 3-section rear splitter, another
prevailing design cue drawn from F1 cars of the current era.
The splitter, which kicks up high to form part of the
overall line of the car houses four horizontally-position
tail pipes protruding through the centre section. The
overall sense of purpose is reinforced by the dark 5-spoke,
split-rim 20-inch wheels shod with Pirelli PZero tyres
(285/30 at the front and 335/30 at the rear) which cover 356
mm cross-drilled discs 6-pot calipers at the front and 340
mm discs and 4-pot calipers at the rear.
technological thinking drawn the racing car world which has
been incorporated into the Aznom's design, which is a 'track
day' special, include major use of carbon fibre for the
enveloping new body which is laid over the Z06's steel
shell, with magnesium and aluminium structural components
also used in the coachwork process to help reduce overall
weight to 1400 kg. Further weight savings and aerodynamic
efficiency come from a composite-material 'flat bottom',
while there are smaller overall details such as the
carbon-shelled rear view mirrors which are mounted on
vertical posts, very reminiscent of a Formula 1 car, or a
sports-prototype from the 1970s and 1980s, and the two
sports car racer-style ribbed bonnet air exits.
Inside this racing car treatment continues with the
minimalist electronic instrument unit and the centre-console
positioned sat-nav system which uses 'Google Earth' to
pinpoint the car's location at any point on a race track.