tThe 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will be offered at a suggested retail price of $78,995 while the convertible model will start at $83,995, the automaker announced today.
t“The 2015 Corvette Z06’s performance and technical capabilities place it in the elite fraternity of supercars,” says Harlan Charles, Corvette’s product and marketing manager.
tThe Z06 features a stronger aluminum frame than previous models (it’s 20 percent stiffer than the previous, fixed-roof Z06), an aero package designed to produce performance-enhancing downforce, and a new, supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine rated at an SAE-certified at 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
tThat makes it the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of the most powerful production cars available in the United States, Charles says.
tThe LT4 engine leverages the same trio of advanced technologies introduced on the Corvette Stingray, including direct injection, active fuel management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing — and leverages them with a new, more efficient supercharger.
tFor the ultimate performance, the Z07 Performance Package is available for an additional $7,995, adding Brembo carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors that improve braking performance and contribute to better handling through reduced unsprung weight. The Z07 package adds adjustable front and rear aerodynamic components to the Carbon Fiber Ground Effects package for unprecedented aerodynamic downforce and Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup tires for enhanced grip.
tThe price includes destination charges but excludes tax, title, license, optional equipment, and dealer fees.
t“The Z07 performance package enhances overall performance to make the Corvette Z06 one of the most track-capable cars you can buy off the dealership floor and still drive it to work every day,” Charles says.
tZ06 models are offered in 1LZ, 2LZ, and 3LZ trims.