Finally the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has been officially presented at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and we are getting new images from this auto show and information’s about this super car. With lots of power this will be one of the best additions to the market in this segment.
As the most important part of almost any Vette we have to start with its engine. In this case we are getting supercharged LT4 with 6.2 liter displacement that will deliver at least 625 hp and 635 pound-feet of torque.
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Engine
This is achieved with addition of the 1.7 liter Eaton supercharger and inter-cooler. Supercharger is capable of spinning up to 20 000 rpm which is far more than 15 000 rpm limit on the ZR1 supercharger. With these changes now it is possible to install shorter rotors that allow it to spun faster and improve the throttle response.
To tame all this power and keep everything under control we are getting aluminum frame taken directly from Corvette Racing C7.R. There is no doubt that this vehicle will be immediately noticed on the road with its large air vents on both fender and the hood. Brembo brakes will be cooled with air that comes through a front fender while there are large air intakes on the back that send air to transmission and differential.
When it comes to transmission we are also getting huge improvements in this segment. The 8L90 is all new eight speed automatic transmission that brings reduced weight over six speed unit in Stingray and takes same amount of space. For those that like manual transmission and three pedals 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 offers seven speed manual transmission. One of the most interesting things is that wide open throttle up shifts are done in 8 hundredths of a second quicker than what we are getting from dual clutch transmission in Porsche 911.
Specs Of 2015 Corvette Z06
We are getting many changes to the aerodynamics and it is obvious that this is quite powerful and fast vehicle. Spoilers and many smaller additions allow it to significantly increase performances. In the interior everything is driver oriented and we have the flat bottom steering wheel while the Nappa leather, aluminum and carbon fiber are there to offer premium feel and to reduce weight. Thankfully to its race ready aluminum frame it is possible to remove roof when the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 comes with 20 percent stiffer frame than ZR1 and with roof it offers 60 percent stiffer body.
As a release date we could hear early 2015. Additional details about this and price are needed and we will be getting those as the launch date approaches. Currently available reports suggest that the price will start from $ 80.000 which is slightly higher than the $76,300 that was the price of the previous model. This increase is quite possible but it will be interesting to see will it affect sale results.
Since the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 comes with performances and everything that we were getting from last ZR1 plus many improvements it is quite interesting what will the new ZR1 have to offer when it comes to the market.