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When you bring up the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, most enthusiasts will quickly dig at the overheating issues that seem to plague the latest version.
According to Chevrolet, less than five percent of Z06 buyers experienced such issues.
The Internet offers up a loud voice these days, and the shouting of that less than five percent was clearly heard. Not just by those that read forums and automotive blogs, but automakers, too, because it seems that fixes are in order for the 2017 Z06.
Chevrolet is making some changes to the Z06 for the new model year. The goal is to keep the car out on the track longer, and to reduce reasons why this would not be possible. Most notable of those issues is the overheating associated with the car's supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine. It's a monster mill that uses forced induction to crank out 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Owners have reported some issues related to the cooling system.
Among the updates for the 2017 Z06 will be more cooling vents to get more air into the engine. Additionally, Motor1 reports that there will be "other changes" for more cooling on the track. These are good things, and they will help make a great car even better. The Z06 is a vicious machine that is a blast to drive both on the street and the track. Now it sounds like it will be a bit cooler while doing either, and that's a win.