Top 10 Corvettes of All Time

Top 10 Corvettes of All Time

5. 2001 C5 Corvette Z06

After the awe-inspiring performance of the C4 ZR-1, Chevrolet decided to again make a high-performance Corvette for the C5 generation. The Z06 was born, using a naming structure that was first introduced in 1963. Just like those older Corvettes, the Z06 was designed with a focus on track-racing, and Chevy made a number of key modifications to the Corvette to support high-performance driving.

Exactly 28,388 Z06 vehicles were made between 2001 and 2004, and each featured the latest and greatest bits and bobs. The engine was a meaty LS6 V8 which made 405 hp and could propel the Z06 to 60 mph in under four seconds.

Also, the Z06 surprised those who bought into the stereotype that American cars can’t handle. Thanks to the second generation Active Handling traction-stability control system and a suspension system honed on the Nurburgring, the Z06 could hang with cars with twice its price tag.

  • Mike

    #8 is a 1989 and not 1969 I think you meant to say.

  • Mike

    #7 is also wrong.

  • Mike

    Never mind, everything’s just lined up wrong.

  • Tyler Kenny

    Great list, nice to see it end on the original C1. My favorite is the 1969 and the 2014 Rays. Beautiful machines, with the power to excite.

  • ColumWood

    We’ve fixed it Mike. It should make significantly more sense now.

  • Alfie

    I know it wasn’t first, but the C6 Z06 is a SPECTACULAR machine and deserves to be on the list.

  • Chase

    Agreed. I was hoping for some FRC love too. Specifically in Nassau Blue Met.

  • Dave

    I’ve had several corvys here in the UK, all models are very much admired, and shock some other exotics, if only they had made them right hand drive how many more could they have sold. uk, australia, japan and so on,They are now to wide for the narrow uk roads.

  • Shane B

    This list is missing the Cadillac XLR, which was a more luxurious, and better looking Corvette. Such a shame they killed it off.

  • Bad

    How can you have missed the year that make most of these years possible? 1956 saved the corvette from being just a flash in the pan.

  • WTFwereyathinking

    Left out the most awe inspiring corvette of them all. The 1963 Grand Sports. How can you have a list of the top 10 corvettes of all time and leave out the Grand Sport?

  • Corvette Lover61

    how do you leave out the corvette zo6 which is the number 7 in the top 10 american supercars