The 2017 Corvette Z06 is set to adopt a number of improved cooling elements to ensure it doesn’t suffer from heatstroke like the current car.
Not long after customers began taking delivery of the C7-generation Z06, reports about the car overheating and suffering from heatsoak came thick and fast. Corvette executive chief engineer Tadge Juechter says that probably less than 5 per cent of owners experienced the issue but has still made the decision to implement cooling improvements for the 2017 model year to keep owners satisfied.
The new elements consist of a redesigned hood with improved cooling vents and some other tweaks at the front-end to better feed the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with fresh, cool air. Incremental increases in power are also a possibility, potentially creeping closer to the 700 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque mark.
Full details about the changes will be announced when production of the updated Z06 commences in the next months.