The updated iconic 427 hood badge no longer indicates a big block in the engine compartment, but a small-block V-8 that produces prodigious amounts of horsepower. Pearson said some Z06 owners actually chose to delete the emblem on their order forms.
At the heart of the matter is the seriously reworked 427 cubic inch small-block Katech Stage 1 V-8, which produces right at 600 horsepower, compared to the stock 505 factory offering. Note the signatures of factory Corvette team race drivers Andy Pilgrim and Johnny O'Connell under the hood.
Viewed from the rear, the potent 'Vette reveals its free-flowing 3-inch exhaust system and its massive foot-wide rear rubber at each corner. Pearson says the vanity plate is from the Latin phrase meaning `It speaks for itself.