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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Technical Specs
650 hp 650 lb-ft 2.9 s n/a
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type V8, Supercharged Length 176.9 in (4492 mm)
Displacement 376 cu in (6162 cc) Width 75.9 in (1929 mm)
Power 650 hp (485 kW) @ 6400 rpm Height 48.6 in (1235 mm)
Torque 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) @ 3600 rpm Weight 3524 lb (1598 kg)
Redline n/a Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 2.9 s (3 s)
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile 10.95 seconds @ 127 mph
Net Power n/a 60-0 Braking 99 feet
Driveline Top Speed n/a
Layout Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 7 Speed Manual
8 Speed Automatic
EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 285/30 ZR19 Manufacturer's Origin United States
Tire Size - Rear 335/25 ZR20 Base Price $78,995
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Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Enters Supercar Territory with 625 Horsepower Engine, Advanced Technologies

Published: Mon Jan 13, 2014 by Marko P.  |  Source: Chevrolet
The 2015 Corvette Z06 with the C7.R race car.
The 2015 Corvette Z06 with the C7.R race car.

The 2015 Z06 is the most track-capable Corvette in history and stretches the performance envelope with unprecedented levels of aerodynamic downforce, 650 horsepower from an all-new supercharged engine, and an all-new, high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission - all building on the advanced driver technologies introduced on the Corvette Stingray.

"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. "And the Z06 leverages the engineering expertise of GM, offering the choice of two world-class transmissions, supercar performance without supercar fuel consumption and technologies that make it easier to fully enjoy the incredible experience of driving it."

The 2015 model is the first Corvette Z06 to offer a supercharged engine, an automatic transmission and, thanks to a stronger aluminum frame, a removable roof panel. The new, supercharged 6.2L engine delivers 650 horsepower (485 kW), and can be matched with either a seven-speed manual or an all-new, high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters for manual control. The aluminum frame carries over from the Corvette Stingray and will be used essentially unchanged for the Corvette Racing C7.R.

The new Corvette Z06 will be available in early 2015.

Corvette Z06's Exterior Design: Designed for Performance

The exterior design reflects the increased cooling required for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. For example, the mesh pattern on the front fascia was painstakingly designed to deliver the most possible airflow to the supercharger's intercooler heat exchanger, so much that the mesh grill directs more air into the engine bay than if the grille was removed.

The unique grille also features dedicated brake-cooling intakes and wider grille outlets on the bottom serve as air diffusers. The grille is complemented with a larger hood vent, which vents hot air from the engine compartment and contributes to downforce by allowing air driven through the grille to exit through the hood rather than being forced under the car, which could create lift.

Additional cooling elements include larger front fender vents and unique air blades over the inlets on the rear fenders, which force about 50 percent more air into the cooling ducts for the transmission and differential coolers than those on the Stingray. To cope with the additional airflow, the Z06 has also has larger rear-fascia openings than the Stingray.

Standard front and rear brake-cooling ducts, including Z06-signature rear ducts integrated in front of the rear fender openings, are also part of the functional design changes.

Corvette Z06's Three Levels of Downforce

The 2015 Z06 will offer three, increasing levels of aerodynamic downforce.

The standard Corvette Z06 features a front splitter, spats around the front wheel openings, a unique carbon-fiber hood with a larger vent, and the rear spoiler from the Corvette Stingray's Z51 Performance Package.

An available carbon-fiber aero package - in either black or a visible carbon-fiber finish - adds a carbon fiber front splitter with aviation-style winglets, carbon fiber rocker panels, and a larger rear spoiler with a fixed wickerbill - a small, vertical tab at the edge of the spoiler that significantly increases downforce.

The available Z07 package add larger winglets to the front splitter, along with an adjustable, see-through center section on the rear spoiler for track use. With this package, the Corvette Z06 delivers the most aerodynamic downforce of any production car that GM has tested.

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