The Z51 Performance Package is a great option for the C8 Corvette Stingray, optimizing its performance. It’s no wonder then that over 60 percent of all C8 Corvette models ordered come with this package. For the 2020 model year, the amount of vehicles built with the package hit roughly 76 percent. Take a look at why this is such a popular option for drivers.
What does the package include?
If you opt for the available Z51 Performance Package, you’ll gain a Z51 performance suspension, Z51 performance Brembo® brakes, a performance rear axle ratio, and a performance exhaust. Other features include a heavy-duty cooling system and an Electronic Limited Slip Differential that keeps the Corvette Stingray stable in different road conditions.
The Z51-specific front splitter and rear spoiler further improve the traction of the sports car. It also rides on Michelin® Pilot® Sport high performance, run-flat, summer-only tires. These upgrades increase the 6.2-liter V8 engine’s output from 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque to 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. GM also estimates that the C8 Corvette can go from 0-60 mph in under three seconds with the package.
If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of a new Corvette, with or without the package, head to Bill Harris Auto Center in Ashland, Ohio.