The 2015 Corvette Z06!Jan 13rd, 2014
Meet the most track-focused Corvette ever- the all-new Z06!
The new Z06 elevates Corvette’s performance to new heights with an estimated 625hp and 635lb-ft from an all-new supercharged LT4 engine.
With all-new looks, new bigger tires & brakes, and a slew of track-focused features, the new car will usher-in a whole new level of driving.
“The new Z06 delivers levels of performance, technology, and design that rival the most exotic supercars in the world,” said Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North-America.
The new model is the first Z06 ever to offer a supercharged engine, an automatic transmission, and a removable carbon roof panel. Those that specify automatic will enjoy an all-new eight speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters while those that choose manual will swap cogs through a 7-speed manual gearbox.
To help accommodate its larger, more track focused tires, the rear fenders of the Z06 are actually 2.2 inches wider than a ‘regular’ Stingray.
It also features a unique rear fascia, a new front splitter, spats around the front wheel openings, a unique carbon-fiber with a larger vent, and the spoiler from the Z51 performance pack.
Two additional packages are also available, with increasing levels of downforce:
1) An available carbon-fiber aero package adds a carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber rock panels, and a larger spoiler with a fixed wickerbill (a small, vertical tab at the edge of the spoiler that dramatically increases downforce)
2) The Z07 Package: Larger winglets on the front splitter along with an adjustable, see-through centre section on the rear spoiler for track use. With this package, the new Z06 delivers the most aerodynamic downforce ever tested by General Motors.
Inside, the Z06 is distinguished by unique colour schemes that emphasize its driver-focused characteristics and a flat-bottomed steering wheel.
With the available Z07 Performance Package- fitted with Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup tires and enhanced braking capability- the new Z06 is faster on trank than the Corvette ZR1, in preliminary testing…