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The Z06 Corvette is going into its sixth model year with a host of changes that will keep the Vette's middle child relevant for a few more years. We've already seen the impressive new Z06 Carbon, which bows this summer with a host of ZR1-derived bits and a limited production run of 500 units, and a presentation taped at the Corvette Museum in Kentucky shows that more changes are afoot.

Among the many changes for 2011 is an all-new set of Goodyear rubber that GM engineers say will improve the responsiveness of the Z06 at the limits. The Z06 will also receive an exhaust upgrade with x-pipe design, new exhaust tuning and a more aggressive melody.

Perhaps the biggest news of the Corvette's annual birthday bash is the arrival of the Z07 performance package. Among the ZR1-sourced features of this top package are Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, attractive 20-spoke competition gray wheels mated to world class Michelin PS2 rubber and Magnetic Selective Ride Control. Hit the jump to watch the 10 minute presentation video. It's a bit dry, but chock-full of info, too.

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[Source: YouTube via Corvette Blogger]