Corvette Z06 Blows Up After Just 6 Miles!

The new Chevrolet Corvette Z06, a favourite among track enthusiast’s, and its easy to see why at a starting price of just $US 80,000 you get a 6.2 litre supercharged V8 engine that churns out an astonishing 650bhp that’s give or take about the same power you get from a Ferrari 488 GTB. It goes from 0-60mph in just 3.0 seconds, with a top speed of almost 200mph and all this at a fraction of the price of the 488, and it’s not like they skimped on anything. You get everything else, like carbon fibre body work, all the toys inside such as electric seats and a navigation system and probably the best thing about the whole car, you can have a 7-speed manual gearbox.

Piece of a piston and the engine block

Though customers have recently been reporting various mechanical issues with the Z06 and the latest one to spring up is of a man who was driving his brand new Corvette Z06 straight home from the dealership but he never made it home and after just registering 6 miles on the milometer, he began to hear a loud knocking sound as he describes it and before he knew it the engine quite literally began to explode with bits of engine spurting out from all over the car such as the piston pictured above that went through the block of the engine; not good publicity for Chevrolet. More details are yet to emerge as to exactly what went wrong with this particular Chevrolet Corvette Z06 engine after just 6 miles!

Story: CF

  • Guest

    Whatever else it is, this part is not a piston ring. The writer is younger and is trying to impress, which is natural for this age. This could have been caught by the editor.
    The entire sentence could still be improved as, “…he began to hear a loud ‘clattering’ (knocking is specific terminology used for another purpose, why promote confusion) sound as he describes it and before he knew it the mechanicals (not engine, any part could have broken, specially the fact that the part pictured above has no traces of oil or any other thing that shows is has come from inside of the engine, even if the conrod breaks the block, things don’t fly out of the block, just the conrod is jammed in the hole which does not let anything out) ‘quite’ (spelling mistake) literally began to explode with ‘bits and pieces’ (not necessary that only engine had failed) sprouting out from all over the car such as the ‘one’ pictured above ‘which I guess is a piston ring’ (shows that this is an opinion about what the part actually is) that ‘reportedly’ (seeing the condition, it is probable that the part did not come from inside the block) went through the block of the engine”.

  • Humza Aamir

    Wow, you must be real fun at parties.

    Whatever happened afterwards, its the headlines that grabs attention. A new Corvette, in 2015, malfunctioned, after 6 miles. Lol, and we complain about our new Suzukis with loose door hinges. Be grateful people 😉

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