U.S-based Katech Performance has developed a range of modifications to grant the wishes of many Corvette enthusiasts by creating a lighter weight Z06 tuned for the track.
The Corvette Z06 ClubSport package — available exclusively from Katech Performance — incorporates an array of aftermarket products that, in unison, reduce curb weight from the standard cars 1420kg to 1322kg or even 1280kg (fully optimized) while improving grip, cornering, braking and downforce.
“The Z06 is already wonderfully light-weight,” commented Jason Harding, performance parts sales, Katech Performance. “We knew, however, that we could improve the power-to-weight ratio with several select modifications. Lamborghini has its Gallardo Superleggera, Ferrari its F430 Scuderia and Dodge its Viper ACR. Now the Corvette Z06 has the ClubSport package from Katech Performance.”
What does one feed Chevrolet’s already well-conditioned athlete to shed kilos and improve it’s game? The ClubSport diet calls for:
Brembo® Gran Turismo Brake Kit Two-piece cross-drilled rotors significantly reduce un-sprung rotating mass; front six-piston monobloc calipers squeeze 14-inch rotors; rear four-piston monobloc calipers pinch 13.6-inch rotors
Moton Clubsport Suspension Double-adjustable coil-overs enhance power-to-the-pavement delivery while offering seven individually adjustable rebound and compression settings; system is specially tuned by Moton engineers and SCCA World Challenge professional driver Andy Pilgrim
Katech Performance ClubSport Wheels 15-spoke, single-piece forged aluminum wheels (18×9.5-inch front; 19×12-inch rear) further reduce un-sprung rotating mass; finished in attractive gray powder coat
Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup Tires Enhance grip and handling while reducing total mass (285/30R18 front; 325/30R19 rear)
Katech Performance Appearance Package Carbon fiber front splitter improves aerodynamics and is complemented by a matching carbon fiber rear spoiler that improves downforce; lift-off carbon fiber World Challenge hood vents the engine compartment, reduces weight by 50% and provides more downforce; ClubSport racing stripe on front fenders and rear fascia identifies vehicle as an exclusive Katech Performance creation
Halltech Killer Beeâ„¢ Air Intake Carbon fiber intake designed specifically to complement Katech Performance’s carbon fiver valve covers
Katech Performance Exhaust System Lightweight 18-gauge stainless steel design incorporating X-pipe, two lightweight mufflers, over-axle pipes and CORSA® quad tips; reduces weight and produces a deep, racecar-like tone while maintaining a civil pitch on public roads
Exedy Twin-Disc Clutch Reduces drivetrain mass and makes for easy rev-matched downshifts
Braille Battery All-season; reduces weight in the rear
Several optional supplements are also available including: Caravaggio leather race seats; A/C and/or radio delete as well as carpet delete to further reduce weight; roll bar or harness bar and six-point harnesses; and an ARE dry sump system.
The Katech Performance Z06 ClubSport starts at $109,000 standard (NZ$150,000). Power plant improvements — including an array of modified LS7 engine packages — are also available for customers who want to upgrade to a true Katech Performance “Street Attack” Z06.