Its mechanical package is standard Z/28 fare, but that’s nothing to sneeze at. There’s a thoroughly modern, all-aluminum LS1 under the hood. 305 horsepower and 340 pound-feet of torque doesn’t sound like much compared to a new Camaro, but it’s hauling around over 600 fewer pounds and there are a lot of these cars running high 12’s right out of the box. New for 2001 were the Corvette LS6 intake manifold and cam, and those changes really woke up the motor. A healthy growl emanates from the low restriction dual exhausts and the 4-speed automatic transmission snaps to attention when your right foot calls up some horsepower. Of course, the Z/28 came with nearly every power feature from massive disc brakes at all four corners to power steering with a fluid cooler. 16-inch wheels are at all four corners and they wear fresh 235/55/16 Kumho radials.

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