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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

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650 hp 650 lb-ft n/a 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 3582 lb (1625 kg)
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Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) n/a
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power n/a 60-0 Braking n/a
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 $83,995
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Chevrolet Introduces Soft-Top Corvette Z06

Published: Sat Apr 12, 2014 by Marko P.  |  Source: Chevrolet
This is the first Z06 Convertible offered from the factory since 1963 when the 
Z06 option package was introduced for endurance racing.
This is the first Z06 Convertible offered from the factory since 1963 when the Z06 option package was introduced for endurance racing.

Chevrolet added an open-top version of the Corvette Z06 to the lineup. It will make its world debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show. With at least 625 horsepower, and 635 pound-feet of torque, the Z06 is the most powerful convertible ever produced by Chevrolet.

"The Z06 Convertible is a world-class supercar in every sense," said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development. "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."

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.

The aluminum structure is 20 percent stiffer than the previous, fixed-roof Z06. As there are no structural reinforcements needed for the Z06 Convertible, its curb weight is nearly identical to the Z06 Coupe. They also share the same chassis tuning, powertrain output, driver technologies and equipment options - including the Z07 Performance Package, which adds Brembo carbon-ceramic matrix brakes, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires and adjustable front- and rear-aerodynamic components.

Corvette Z06's Aggressive Exterior Design

Compared to the Corvette Stingray, the Corvette Z06 fenders are 2.2 inches (56 mm) wider at the front, and 3.15 inches (80 mm) at the rear. Those extensions give the Corvette Z06 a wider, lower appearance further emphasized by a unique rear fascia. It incorporates the same taillamp assemblies as the Stingray, but on the Z06 the taillamps are pushed approximately three inches farther apart, toward to edges of the body.

The exterior design also reflects the increased cooling required for the new Corvette Z06. For example, the mesh pattern on the front fascia was 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. A larger hood vent allows air driven through the grille to exit through the hood rather than being forced under the car, which could create lift.

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.

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