2015 Corvette Z06 Rated at 650hp
Chevrolet Finally Reveals Output of 2015 Corvette Z06
After months of speculation Chevrolet has finally revealed the official power ratings for the new Z06: an incredible 650hp at 6,400 rpm and 650lb-ft of torque at 3,600rpm!
With so much on tap the new Z06 will is set to be the fastest factory-built Corvette ever made.
“The LT4 Small Block sets a new benchmark for power and torque at GM,” said Steve Kiefer, vice president, GM Powertrain Engineering. “The engine also puts the new Corvette Z06 on par with the most powerful supercars offered in America, while delivering performance with impeccable manners that make it suitable for daily driving.”
The LT4 V8 engine, the heart of the Z06, also manages to produce 40 percent more peak torque (180lb-ft) than the previous generation 7.0L LS7 engine and 7.5 percent more than the supercharged 2013 ZR1. The LT4 also manages to produce 29 percent more horsepower than the 505hp LS7 and even manages to squeeze an extra 12 horsepower over the ZR1’s LS9 engine.
Just like the standard ‘Stingray’ model, the new Z06 uses enhanced engine technology like cylinder deactivation, direct injection, and continuously variable valve-timing to increase efficiency engine responsiveness.
THe LT4 is assembled at the Performance Build Centre at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant and at GM’s Tonawanda plant in New York. The vehicles’ all-new, optional eight-speed automatic transmission , the first-ever in a Z06, will be built in Toledo, Ohio.
With a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, the new Z06 becomes one of the only vehicles on earth with more than 600 horsepower to offer customers a choice of transmission.
The 2015 Z06 will blast into showrooms across in the fourth quarter of 2014.