The 2015 Corvette Z06 is a high performing Chevrolet car. Thanks to its outstanding aerodynamic down force and 650 horsepower it is able to push its performance to the limit. In fact, its supercharged engine and brand new 8-speed automatic transmission have transformed the Z06 into a totally new and improved beast of a car.
2015 CORVETTE Z06: ENGINE SPECS
At the heart of the new 2015 Corvette Z06 is a supercharged V8 engine that delivers 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. This engine leverages a triad of the most advanced technologies to help it attain the right balance of both performance and efficiency. These amazing technologies and the highly fuel efficient transmissions along with aerodynamics and lightweight body all help to make this car more fuel efficient than before. Its powerful engine enables the car to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in a meager 2.95 seconds, when equipped with the 8-speed auto transmission. With the 7-speed manual transmission, it accelerates from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 3.2 seconds. What’s more, with the automatic transmission, the new Chevy Corvette Z06 2015 model covers a quarter mile in just 10.95 seconds. With the manual transmission it only takes 11.2 seconds to cover a quarter mile.
Beneath the 2015 Corvette Z06 hood, there is a supercharged V8 engine that has an identical architecture with that of the Stingray. This supercharged engine is capable of producing in excess of 625 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. These figures place this car in the same league as a Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche. The Ferrari F12 however produces more horsepower at 730 while the Lamborghini is able to produce 700 horsepower. Even though the Z06 produces less horsepower it is still capable of producing more power at lower revolutions.
2015 CORVETTE Z06: EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
The new 2015 Corvette Z06 improves on the design of the Stingray. The regular tires have been replaced and the wheels are wider. To give the car a stance that is more powerful, design engineers have widened the fenders at the front and the back.
Since this car is much more powerful than the Stingray on which it is based, it needs additional downforce to keep the car planted on the road. This has been achieved by adding front spoilers and by installing a carbon fiber hood with large vents and a brand new spoiler has also been added at the rear.
This car does not only look aggressive on the outside. The aggressiveness is also visible inside the cabin. Two different seat options are offered and it is up to the driver to choose which one suits him or her the best. The seats in this car, unlike in the Stingray, are made from magnesium to provide additional strength and also to lower the weight. The insides also have the best soft materials and a unique steering wheel makes things very exciting.
2015 CORVETTE Z06: PRICE
The new 2015 Corvette Z06 is priced at about 78, 995 dollars, which is quite an affordable price for such a fast car. The car is available in three different trims including the 1LZ and 2LZ as well as the 3LZ. It competes with the likes of the SRT Viper ACR and the Ferrari 458 Special. The bottom line is that this car has put manufacturers of supercars on notice that a car that produces 650 horsepower need not cost a quarter of a million dollars.