The Corvette is available as a coupe or convertible. The Corvette coupe and Convertible are powered by a 6.0-liter V8 generating an impressive 400 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission is standard. An optional six-speed Paddle Shift automatic can be shifted manually with levers on the steering column. The Z06 has a 7.0-liter V8 producing 505 horsepower, with racecar features such as dry-sump lubrication and coolers for the power steering pump, gearbox and rear differential. Beyond the engine, the Z06 includes hydro-formed aluminum frame rails; its hardtop is fixed in place; its brakes are upgraded; its tires are huge and it's offered only with the six-speed manual transmission.For 2006, the Chevrolet Corvette gets a new model: the ultra-high performance Z06 model. An optional paddle shift transmission is also available.