Chevrolet has finally answered the question that has kept Corvette enthusiasts wondering since the 2015 Corvette Z06 was introduced back in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit: How much is America’s newest supercar going to cost?
Well that answer arrived this morning and it’s going to put a smile on your face.
The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe with 650 hp will start at an MSRP of $78,995. The Corvette Z06 Convertible will start at $83,995. Prices include the $995 destination fee.
“The 2015 Corvette Z06’s performance and technical capabilities place it in the elite fraternity of supercars,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette product and marketing manager. “Very few cars in the world deliver 650 horsepower, true aerodynamic downforce, carbon fiber and performance technologies such as Magnetic Ride Control, Performance Traction Management and an electronic limited slip differential – and none gives the driver a transmission choice or the choice of a coupe with a removable roof panel or a full-power-top convertible.”
Not many will be content to have a base car and so the Z06 allows customers the opportunity for upgrades and add-ons including the Corvette Racing inspired Carbon Fiber Ground Effects package which produces aerodynamic downforce at high speeds for increased stability. The package adds a carbon fiber front splitter, side rocker panels and a larger rear spoiler and will run $2,995. For the same Ground Effects package in visible carbon fiber, the price is $3,995.
For the ultimate experience in the Corvette Z06, buyers can add the Z07 Performance Package which adds the Brembo Carbon Ceramic brake roters, Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cub Tires and adjustable front and rear aerodynamic components to the Carbon Fiber Ground Effects Package. Checking the box on the Z07 Performance Package will add $7,995.
“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,” said Charles.
Like the Stingray, the Corvette Z06 is being offered in three trim packages ranging from the standard 1LZ to the nicely appointed 3LZ. Pricing for these packages is is not listed in the press release, but a leak on the forum suggests that the 2LZ equipment group will cost $3,270 and the 3LZ will cost $8,650.
Production of the 2015 Corvette Z06 will start at the end of the year with customer deliveries anticipated to begin in 1st quarter 2015.
Until that date comes, enjoys these Arctic White Corvette Z06 photos shot at Corvettes at Carlisle on Thursday:
Click here to download the Official Press Release (PDF) of the 2015 Corvette Z06 Pricing Announcement.
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