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2015 Corvette Z06 teased, could have 600 bhp

 2015 Corvette Z06 teased, could have 600 bhp
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 teaser 04.12.2013 [4th Dec, 2013]

Debuts in Detroit

Chevrolet is looking to steal some of the Mustang's thunder as they have released the first teaser image of the 2015 Corvette Z06.

Set to debut at the North American International Auto Show, the model was "designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features."

The teaser image doesn't reveal much but it shows the highly-anticipated sports car will have carbon fiber side skirts, rear quarter vents and unique alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires.

There's no word on what will power the car but previous reports have indicated it could have a naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter V8 engine that develops 600 bhp (447 kW). If this number pans out, the Z06 would only be 38 bhp (24 kW) less powerful than the previous ZR1.

Source: GM

Chevrolet to Introduce 2015 Corvette Z06 at Detroit Show

Most-capable Corvette ever will lead industry’s broadest range of performance cars

DETROIT – Chevrolet will introduce the 2015 Corvette Z06 next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will be the most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features.

The Corvette Z06 will complete Chevrolet’s performance car lineup, which will also see the addition of the Corvette Stingray Convertible, Camaro Z/28 and SS sedan.

“Chevrolet is America’s favorite performance car brand, and for 2014 we are going to offer enthusiasts more choices than ever before,” said Alan Batey, senior vice president, Global Chevrolet. “No other manufacturer will be able to match the breath of performance cars from Chevrolet.”

Chevrolet sells one out of four performance cars in 2013

For the first 11 months of 2013, Chevrolet has accounted for about 25 percent of all performance car sales in the U.S. as Corvette and Camaro continue to lead their respective segments.

Corvette outsold its closest competitor, the Porsche 911, for the first 11 months of 2013. This is all the more remarkable given Corvette production was halted for six months as the Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant prepared to build the 2014 Corvette Stingray. In November, Corvette sales jumped 229 percent year-over-year, as demand for the new Stingray continues to outstrip supply.

Camaro also outsold its closest competitor, the Ford Mustang, for the first 11 months of 2013. Camaro enters December with a 4,093-unit lead in total sales. More importantly, Camaro has an estimated 10,000-unit lead in retail sales. If that lead continues through the end of the year, 2013 will be the fourth consecutive year Camaro has been the best-selling sports car in the U.S.

  • Four new performance cars for 2014
  • The sales lead for Chevrolet is expected to accelerate as the brand adds four new performance cars to the lineup, including:
  • First full calendar year of sales of the 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan: The all-new SS, which went on sale in October, is based on a race-proven, global platform that underpins the Camaro, Caprice police vehicle and, in Australia, the high-performance Holden VF Commodore. Elements including lightweight aluminum hood and deck lid panels help give the SS a nearly 50/50 weight balance, while the performance of its 6.2L V-8 – rated at 415 horsepower – and six-speed automatic transmission enable 0-60 mph acceleration in five seconds flat.
  • First full year of sales of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible: The Stingray Convertible, which goes on sale this month, shares identical chassis tuning and performance technologies with the coupe, with structural changes limited to accommodations for the folding top and repositioned safety belt mounts. As such, the Stingray Convertible requires no sacrifices for a drop-top driving experience, offering up to 460 horsepower /465 lb-ft with the available performance exhaust system; capable of more than 1 g in cornering; and sprinting from 0-60 in under 4 seconds.
  • Arrival of the 2014 Camaro Z/28: The Camaro Z/28, which arrives in dealerships in the second quarter of 2014, will be the most track-capable Camaro ever. Recently, the Z/28 logged a 7:37.40 lap on Germany’s legendary Nürburgring road course, a time comparable with some of the world’s most prestigious sports cars – and the Z/28 lap was completed in the rain.
  • Debut of the 2015 Corvette Z06: The all-new Corvette Z06 will make its public debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Production is expected to begin in late 2014.

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Comments (9)

 GlaireProgfan GlaireProgfan
I hope they keep it naturally-aspirated. Adding VVT and DI to the 7.0L should get it close to 600HP with 500+ ft-lbs of torque.
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December 5, 2013 11:28 am
 GRAVE GRAVE
The Viper will suffer even more after this get released!
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December 5, 2013 4:20 am
 KarlT KarlT
Will probably look even more like a kit car than the standard version.
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December 4, 2013 8:01 pm
 jsiucho jsiucho
Amerian muscle is in need of dual clutch transmission as an option. This Z06 would fly with one
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December 4, 2013 4:44 pm
 NYyanks NYyanks
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December 4, 2013 1:11 pm
 ScottCampbell ScottCampbell
Speed and Horsepower go hand in hand and both are thrilling. With more motorcycle's developing 200 horsepower and many more cars developing over 500 horsepower more less experienced drivers are taking the wheel. These vehicles should be driven with respect and on public streets things can get out of hand very quickly. Be careful out there!
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December 4, 2013 1:09 pm