The Z06 returned in 2016, offering more choices for personalization to complement its world-class levels of performance – including an all-new C7.R Edition. The C7.R Edition paid tribute to the Corvette Racing C7.R racecars. It was offered in Corvette Racing’s signature yellow livery – or black – with coordinated exterior and interior accents. Only 500 were built, all with the Z07 Performance Package with carbon ceramic brakes, and a specially serialized vehicle identification number.
Additionally, three all-new color-themed design packages – Twilight Blue, Spice Red and Jet Black Suede – offered custom-tailored appearances that elevated the Z06’s presence on the street or track, while features such as an available front parking camera and power-cinching latch for the coupe’s hatchback or convertible’s trunk enhanced convenience – and added an extra measure protection.
New smartphone projection technology on Corvette Z06’s MyLink system displayed content from Apple iPhone 5 or later models on the multicolor screen through the Apple CarPlay feature. Supported apps for the system included phone, messages, maps, music and compatible third-party apps.
A total of 40,689 2016 Corvettes were produced. The highest selling model was the Stingray Coupe, garnering 52.6%, followed by the Z06 Coupe with 28.4%. Stingray Convertibles accounted for 12.4% and Z06 Convertibles trailed with 6.7%.