Black leather with factory red seat inserts makes for an eye-catching interior presentatio
Oxford didn't diverge much from the Corvette's original looks, but a Lingenfelter hood was required to clear the supercharger. The car still wears its original Quicksilver paint, so the folks at Cleveland Collision Center had little trouble matching it. Inside, the factory red seat inserts certainly wake up the presentation, while Lloyds Z06 floor and deck mats add a dose of aftermarket style.
As for performance modifications, you'll find a Hurst Billet Plus shifter poking through the console, while a Stewart Warner boost gauge rides in the A-pillar pod to keep Oxford apprised of the goings-on with his engine's power adder.
Oxford drives the '02 Z06 on a regular basis but plans to take it apart sometime in the future. Plans call for a forged rotating assembly, a larger camshaft, and moderate head porting to help the LS6 breathe a little easier. With these modifications, he'll be able to swap supercharger pulleys to increase the boost, which is sure to generate an enormous gain in output. Either way, he has a great-looking car and every intention of making it better. His sons couldn't care less about track times, or horsepower and torque numbers. All they know is their dad is one cool dude-and his supercharged Corvette makes him even cooler.
Spec Sheet: '02 Z06
Owner: Jonathan Oxford
Block: Stock LS6 aluminum
Displacement: 346 ci
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Heads: Stock aluminum
Valves: Stock 2.00/1.55
Camshaft: Stock hydraulic roller (0.550/0.550-in lift, 204/218-deg duration, 117.5-deg LSA)
Rocker arms: Stock 1.7 ratio
Pistons: Stock hypereutectic
Crankshaft: Stock nodular iron
Rods: Stock powdered metal
Intake manifold: Polished Magnacharger supercharger
Fuel pump: Walbro 255, Kenne-Bell Boost-A-Pump
Ignition: Stock coil-on-plug
Exhaust system: 3-in Borla Stinger exhaust with X-crossover pipe
Transmission: T-56 six-speed
Front suspension: Lowered stock
Rear suspension: Lowered stock
Rearend: Stock with 3.42 gears
Front brakes: Stock with drilled and slotted rotors
Rear brakes: Stock
Wheels: HRE 540; 17x9.5 (front), 18x11 (rear)
Front tires: Goodyear F1, 245/45ZR17
Rear tires: Michelin Pilot Sport, 295/35ZR18
Fuel octane: 93
Weight: 3,085 lbs.