Chevrolet is now shipping the all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 coupe from Bowling Green Assembly.
The new Corvette Z06 offers the most choice for customers in the model’s history.
It is the first Z06 to offer an available eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission and, thanks to a stronger aluminum frame, a removable roof panel. In addition, it is the first time since 1963 that the Z06 is available as a convertible – which will arrive in early 2015.
The new LT4 supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine is SAE-certified at 650 hp and 650 lb/ft of torque making the 2015 Corvette Z06 the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of the most powerful production cars available in North America.
To balance performance and efficiency, the LT4 leverages a trio of advanced technologies – direct injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing –with a new, more efficient supercharger.
The LT4 helps make the Corvette Z06 the most capable car in the brand’s history.
The Z06 accelerates from a rest to 96 km/h in only 2.95 seconds when equipped with the all-new, available eight-speed automatic transmission – and achieves it in 3.2 seconds with the standard seven-speed manual transmission.
A quarter-mile sprint takes just 10.95 seconds with the eight-speed automatic and 11.2 seconds with the seven-speed manual. With both versions, the Corvette Z06 hits 204 km/h at the end of the quarter-mile.
When it comes to braking performance, the Z06 can stop from 96 km/h in only 30 metres. That’s the best braking performance of any production car GM has ever tested. Additionally, the Corvette Z06 achieves 1.2 g in lateral acceleration compared with the Corvette’s previous best 1.13 g.
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