Thanks to a friend, we have the latest version of the 2015 Corvette Order Guide which now includes all the ordering and package information about the Z06 (except the price!). One of the most interesting specifications we’ve been waiting on is the curb weight of the new super car and now we know. The 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe will come in at 3,524 lbs while the Z06 Convertible comes in at 3,582 lbs.
How does this compare to the previous generation? In 2013, the Corvette Z06’s curb weight was 3,175 lbs while the ZR1 came in at 3,333 lbs. The Corvette with the highest curbweight in 2013 was the 427 Convertible which weighs 3,355 lbs which was most likely due to the convertible top and mechanics.
Despite the weight savings of the new aluminum frame structure, the 2014 Corvette Stingray weighs in 3,298 lbs which is 90 lbs more than base 2013 Corvette Coupe’s 3,208 lbs.
How did the new Z06 put on all this weight?
We can speculate that the 2015 Z06’s weight gain of 349 lbs over the 2013 model comes from the increased mass of the car which now includes the Eaton supercharger as well as the assorted aerodynamic bits and pieces. And let’s not forget that the Z06 is now using a heavier 5th generation engine with all the fuel savings of the Stingray including variable valve timing and direct injection. And finally, the 2015 Corvette also comes with more standard options than the 2013 Z06 like the Magnetic Selective Ride Control and Performance Traction Management.
We’ll be seeing Tadge and Harlan next weekend at Corvettes at Carlisle and will make sure we get their take. Now, if we only knew pricing and performance specifications…
Thanks for the tip, ES!
Hi GM Authority!