Chevrolet Corvette Z06 ConvertibleApr 21th, 2014
Convertible lovers rejoice- the Z06 convertible is back!
After a 51-year(!) hiatus, a convertible version of the Z06 is once again available to order straight from the dealership.
The convertible Z06, like it’s couple sibling, produces more than 625hp and 635lb-ft of torque from an all-new LT4 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine and is pegged to hit 60mp/h in under 3.5 seconds!
“Only a handful of convertibles in the world bring more than 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Even fewer can match the advanced technologies, aerodynamic design, and visceral driving experience of the Z06 Convertible,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development.
Unlike many convertibles, no structural reinforcements were needed to create the Z06. That means the Z06 weighs nearly the same in coupe or convertible form.In fact, the structure is so strong that the aluminum structure of the Z06 convertible is 20% stiffer than the previous C6 Z06 coupe! Amazingly, the only structural differences between the Z06 Coupe and Convertible are provisions for mounting the power-folding top, and repositioned safety-belt mounts.
Enjoy the Open Air
The Z06 convertible features an electronic top that can be lowered remotely using the car’s key fob. Driver’s won’t have to worry about rain, either, as the top can be raised or lowered at speeds up to 50km/h!
The convertible also top offers occupants a refined driving experience thanks to sound-absorbing padding and a glass rear-window. Plus, the convertible top is available in four colour options.
This is the first Z06 Convertible offered from the factory since 1963 when the Z06 option package was introduced for endurance racing. Records show only 199 Corvette orders with a Z06 package that year, including one convertible.
“Very few cars on the market can match its combination of extreme, supercar levels of performance; the flexibility for daily driving and long-distance commuting; and the 360-degree, open-air driving experience only true convertibles can offer,” said Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter.