Last Friday at Sebring’s Corvette Corral, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles and Engineer Eric Roselli addressed the Corvette owners in the crowd and answered questions about the 2015 Corvette Stingray and Z06. Harlan shared some facts and production figures about the car and thanks to our friend Jake Drennon of the C5/C6 Corvette Registry, we can share his video of the presentation.
Sorry, Folks. Moose should have told you at the gate. Mr. “Bad Z06″ took down the video. He was brave enough to drive 199 mph on a public road with traffic, but not brave enough to face the music from the internet. We’ve replaced the embedded video with the screen shot.
Watch this guy with more money than brains take his 2015 Corvette Z06 with the 8-Speed Auto onto a public highway and hit 199 mph.
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One of the great things you can do as a Corvette owner is to support the factory Corvette C7.Rs by going to one of the TUDOR United Sports Car races held around the Country. And Chevrolet makes it real easy to go by sponsoring a Corvette Corral at select races where owners can safely park their cars, listen to seminars from Doug Fehan, Harlan Charles and Ron Fellows as well as enjoy the camaraderie that we share with other Corvette owners.
Arriving this weekend at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, we were amazed to see a record number of attendees who parked their cars in the Corvette Corral. From C1s to C7 Z06s, there was a little something for everyone parked under the bright Florida sun.
Hennessey Performance Engineering recently decided to find out how much the 2015 Z06 convertible’s engine loses between crank horsepower and rear wheel horsepower.
According to their dyno figures, the Z06, with the standard 7-speed transmission, produced 570 RWHP, down 12.4 percent from the crank figure of 650 HP. No word on the decline in torque, but based on other tests, we’d figure that number is virtually identical to the RWHP, in other words, 570 ft-lbs.
Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top Corvette seller.
In this week’s dispatch, Mike blows us away with his largest picture post ever featuring new 2015 Corvette Stingrays and Z06s going to their new owners – and these are just those within the last five days! Here’s the recap from Mike showing a few of his customers and their brand new Corvettes.
Last week during an appearance on Autoline After Hours, Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter brought a base Corvette Z06 Convertible into the studio to share while the show was taped. We already talked about Juechter’s denial of a Mid-engine Corvette Zora ZR1 that may or may not be in the works, but the majority of the conversation was centered on the new 2015 Z06.
During the talk, Tadge told the host John McElroy and guests that the Corvette Z06 is currently tracking at 40% of all Corvette orders.
A new 2015 Corvette Z06 armed with the Z07 performance package is one of the most potent track weapons available. The Z07 adds carbon ceramic brake rotors for increased stopping power and those wheels are wrapped in sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup tires.
Anyone tracking these cars on a regular basis will need replacement parts, especially when it comes to two of racings most consumable items behind fuel: tires and brakes.
A user on Jalopnik’s Opposite Lock shared a quote from a Chevrolet dealer’s parts counter. Shockingly, a set of rotors, new Michelin tires and brake pads cost more than a new 2015 Chevrolet Cruze.
For model year 2004, the fifth generation Corvette (C5) would be making its last trip around the dance floor. Introduced in 1997, the C5 was then all new from the ground up—new chassis and suspension, new body styling, new rear-mounted transaxle, new all aluminum 5.7 liter V8 engine and a new interior.
Tadge Juechter was John McElroy’s guest on Autoline After Hours for Thursday, March 12, where the Corvette Chief Engineer spoke about the Z06 and the differences between the various Z06 packages available. McElroy and Juechter were also joined by Todd Lassa, Executive Editor of Automobile magazine and Gary Vasilash, from Automotive Design & Production.
It was interesting listening to Tadge’s response to several questions about the Corvette, but perhaps none was as interesting and important as his denial that a mid engine Corvette was in the brand’s immediate future.