Exploring greater performance potential from the Corvette, the Z06 alphanumeric branding emerges as a 385-horsepower premium model. Based only on the hardtop with a notchback roof, the 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 possesses an upgraded suspension, tires and exhaust to accompany the added engine performance. Considerable updates have been made with the bowtie brand's truck line. Chevrolet's truck range gains some extra muscle in 2001 with two products. First, there is the addition of a new one-ton Silverado 3500 based on the recently introduced GMT800 platform. Secondly, a heavy-duty version of the Chevrolet Silverado (1500HD and 2500HD) debut as toughened, high work capacity vehicles. Additionally, the compact Chevrolet S-10 body style selection expands through the addition of a Crew Cab model.