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Z-RPO codesRPO codes beginning with Z (ZL1, Z06, etc.) were special performance packages on the Corvette. They were not a single part but the combination of several parts. Examples are the ZR1 and ZR2 Corvettes of 1970 and the Z06 Corvettes of 1963.
Z06High-performance option for 1963 models; also high-performance (hardtop) model introduced in 2001.
Z07 Z07 was Z51 (1991-1995) combined with FX3. Prior to '91, if you ordered a Z51 car with FX3, you got the base suspension and sway bars (unless you checked off RPO R9G (Corvette Challenge cars))
Z51Z51 was the heavy duty performance suspension from 1984 to 1990 and in 1996. It consisted of stiffer springs, larger anti-roll bars, solid vs tubular anti-roll bars, 9.5" wheels at all 4 corners (for years which had 8.5" wheels as standard), gas shocks (for years that had "other" shocks standard), and heavy duty bushings. Depending on year, the Z51 option included big front brakes, engine oil cooler, extended lower air dam, different steering rack, etc. Some years required the manual transmission (i.e.. 1990), some did not (i.e.. 1984).
Zora Arkus-Duntov (December 25, 1909April 21, 1996) was a Belgian-born American engineer. His work on the Chevrolet Corvette earned him the nickname "Father of the Corvette
ZR1 or ZR-1
  Optional 1990-1995 Corvette model with 32-valve, overhead cam engine; also, 1970 through 1972 engine option (ZR1).
ZR1, ZR2Often referred to as meaning "Zora's Racer", the ZR packages were simply named in the same fashion as other performance packages of the time, such as the most famous, Z-28. The ZR1 was a racing package with the 350 LT1 engine, M22 4 speed, F41 suspension, and other options. The ZR2 was the same package but with the 454 LS6 engine. Both were intended for SCCA road racing use and could not be ordered with the normal luxury items like power accessories, air conditioning, or radio.

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