Be On The Lookout! Those Awesome Z06s To Be In Dealer Showrooms Soon

Matick Chevy Z06 Heads to Dealers
The new Corvette Z06 offers the most choice for customers in the model’s history..

Chevy News update Dec. 1, 2014

They’re finally on the way to dealerships!

Chevrolet began shipping the 2015 Corvette Z06 coupe from its Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky on Saturday.

That means some early customers could receive their supercars later this week.

“It has been an incredible opportunity to work on Chevy’s most capable model,” said Jeff Lamarche, plant manager of General Motors’ Bowling Green Assembly Plant. “It truly is an amazing car, and we’re thrilled to get them into the hands of our eager customers.”

The new Corvette Z06 offers the most choice for customers in the model’s history. It is the first Z06 to offer an available eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission and, thanks to a stronger aluminum frame, a removable roof panel.

In addition, it is the first time since 1963 that the Z06 is available as a convertible – which will arrive in early 2015.

Supercharged Engine

The new LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm – making the 2015 Corvette Z06 the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of the most powerful production cars available in the United States.

To balance performance and efficiency, the LT4 leverages a trio of advanced technologies – direct injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing –with a new, more efficient supercharger.

The LT4 helps make the Corvette Z06 the most capable car in the brand’s history. The Z06 accelerates from a rest to 60 mph in only 2.95 seconds when equipped with the all-new, available eight-speed automatic transmission – and achieves it in 3.2 seconds with the standard seven-speed manual transmission.

A quarter-mile sprint takes just 10.95 seconds with the eight-speed automatic and 11.2 seconds with the seven-speed manual. With both versions, the Corvette Z06 hits 127 mph at the end of the quarter-mile.

Matick Chevy Z06 Heading to Dealers
The Z06s are finally heading to dealer showrooms this week.

When it comes to braking performance, the Z06 can stop from 60 mph in only 99.6 feet. That’s the best braking performance of any production car GM has ever tested. Additionally, the Corvette Z06 achieves 1.2 g in lateral acceleration compared with the Corvette’s previous best 1.13 g.

Z07 Performance

All test results were achieved with Z06 coupes fitted with the Z07 Performance package, which adds Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

The Z07 package also features the most aggressive aerodynamic package available on the Corvette Z06, which delivers the most downforce of any production car GM has ever tested.

The Z06 also offers the industry-first Performance Data Recorder – or PDR – which enables users to record high-definition video, with telemetry overlays, of their driving experiences on and off the track. The racing-derived system is included with the available navigation system.

Pricing for the 2015 Corvette Z06 starts at $78,995 including destination, while the convertible model will start at $83,995.

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2 Responses to Be On The Lookout! Those Awesome Z06s To Be In Dealer Showrooms Soon

  1. Bruce Karbal says:

    My ONE WEEK OLD 2015 Z06 has major malfunction, dash board & gage cluster
    are not working, sometimes they light up, sometimes they don’t, sometimes gages work sometimes they don’t one week of ownership on a 100K car and back to the dealer it went
    Chevy Tech is ” working on it ”
    massive annoyance to me, should be embarrasing to GM

  2. Peter says:

    I have heard that the 2015 8 speeds have been delayed for delivery because of questionable performance???

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