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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 to debut in Detroit - report

 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 to debut in Detroit - report
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51

Could have up to 600 bhp (447 kW)

The North American International Auto Show is six months away but a new report is indicating the 2015 Corvette Z06 could debut in Detroit.

Citing a reliable source, Jalopnik says the Corvette Z06 and C7.R race car will debut together at an upcoming auto show. The website goes on to speculate that both models will debut in the Motor City.

Little is known about the Z06 but previous reports have indicated it could keep its naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter V8 engine. While the current model produces 505 bhp (377 kW), rumors suggest the new Z06 could have up to 600 bhp (447 kW) which would make it 38 bhp (24 kW) less powerful than the outgoing ZR1. If these numbers pan out, the model could easily accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than 3.7 seconds.

 

Source: Jalopnik

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ucplayer
First C6 was 400hp. New C7 is 455hp. +14% hp. I dunno, but I don't see a ZO6 getting 600hp. More like 575hp (+14%). ZR1 might get 700hp. Or 727hp(14%)! Most likely not :P
Jul 8, 2013 5:55 pm
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Antonio Pintas
if they use the LS7... I don't see a problem extracting 600hp from a 7 liter engine... Ferrari got 730hp from a 6 liter
Jul 8, 2013 8:21 pm
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ebarsy
What you're not taking into consideration here is that the base model is a vehicle that is going to be bought by a guy that just wants to cruise it, not race it, therefore to appeal to the masses they also pay attention to things like efficiency, the engine they used for the base model is one that is considerably more efficient then the outgoing and still has performance gains over the outgoing model which is the formula that appeals to the masses. The Z06 customers are purely looking for performance gains, so the formula for new models isn't going to be the same.
Jul 8, 2013 10:14 pm
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ucplayer
Yes I agree. My point was about "marketing" or what you wanna call it. They can't make a 650hp ZO6 now, and then people will demand a 800hp ZO6 in like 7 years. That's insane. They need to do small power increments every new gen. I remenber reading somewhere about the C6 ZR1 that is could have 700hp from factory, but for some reason they restringed the power because it was too much for the competition, 638hp was enough. Dunno if its true...but sometimes is not good to raise the bar too high, next time you can't match it :)
Jul 9, 2013 1:01 pm
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PAA
ucplayer is probably correct. We always wish for high power gains from a new engine but other factors come in play. Besides Corvette engineers proved they can deliver higher with this car's dynamics than simply on engine output.
Jul 9, 2013 12:20 am
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PaganiC9_pl0x
Looking forward to a projected price of around £90-100k which will make the 991 GT3 and GT2 look like overpriced lashings of German arrogance.
Jul 8, 2013 5:23 pm
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radmeister
I saw the new vette up close in a parking lot. I'll admit it has a beautiful form. But it is nowhere in the same category as a Porsche 911 in build quality and material choices. It looks very toyish. Poor fits and it is very evident it is made of plastic. Also it is clear to see corner cutting measures. For example the rear "wing" if you could call it that is just a double sided taped piece of plastic. The black vent accents are made of Chinese toy plastic. It leaves much to be desired in the tactile quality department. From a distance it is a gorgeous car, but unlike a Porsche the closer I got the more I thought come on really? How much could it have cost to make this a little bit better? With a Porsche the closer you get the more I am impressed at their dedication and choice of materials/engineering. But hey that's just me being a mech engineer.
Jul 9, 2013 7:55 am
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PaganiC9_pl0x
Sounds like killing two birds with one stone to me. Likely a more dynamic as well as better value machine will be come as a result of multiple kilogram/dollar saving lightweight material. Don't knock plastic too much. Its the P in CFRP. Furthermore you cant make such accusations having not actually knocked the parts about a bit. I bet you didn't even touch it. Having tested it I would imagine the Vette engineers will have ascertained that it does the job just fine. I understand the appeal of Porsche. The second in my 5 car garage is a GT3.2 997. But the new generation has drifted from what it means to be a true sports/drivers car. F1/FIA grade materials are not a part of that meaning. Driver involvement, a manual gearbox. A no nonsense purist setup. Cost cutting IMO is a good thing. Would you want an all carbon fibre Corvette for £150,000. Most would laugh in Chevrolets face. For a ten tenths pedal to the metal ergonomic thrill ride ill take the manual car and the 20k in my back pocket. I'll try not to let the plastic body panels ruin that experience for me too much. The 997.2 was that car. The 991 isn't.
Jul 15, 2013 3:46 pm
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NYyanks
Awesome!
Jul 8, 2013 5:04 pm
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Joao Oliveira
As an european, can't wait to see the new performance variants of the new Corvette... Real drivers car, RWD, manual transmission, not overly complicated and overegeneered, and still as fast as the top performance cars on track
Jul 8, 2013 4:01 pm
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AstonMartin
Excellent!
Jul 8, 2013 3:43 pm
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GRAVE
So the next ZR1 will have 700 hp!
Jul 8, 2013 2:27 pm
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