Many Corvette enthusiasts have loved the car all their lives.
Cliff Young actually was a Mustang fan for most of his life, but then around the age of 60, he was bitten by the Corvette bug after a trip to a high performance driving school in 2006.
That convinced him it was time for a Corvette!
Our friend and co-host of the Corvette Nation TV Show Michael Brown just did an R8C Museum Delivery for his new 2015 Corvette Z06. What did he do next? How about some break-in laps at the NCM Motorsport’s Park:
Ten minutes after doing a Museum Delivery at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, this 4-miles-on-the-odometer ZO6 / ZO7 was on the new NCM Motorsports Park world class track
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We received an email from a longtime reader who shared these photos of an informal gathering of Corvette owners. Five are driving the new C7 Corvette – three Z06s and two Stingrays. When adding up their combined horsepower it comes to 2,870!
Here’s the letter we received from Tony:
For the second year in a row, a Corvette has taken a TopSpeed Car of the Year award.
A year ago, it was the 2014 Corvette Stingray that was named the TopSpeed Car of the Year.
This time around, TopSpeed broke its awards down into three categories, and the 2015 Corvette Z06 was named Performance Car of the Year.
Photo Credit: National Corvette Museum
When Kevin Helmintoller donated his 2001 Mallet Hammer Corvette Z06 to the National Corvette Museum in late 2013, never in a million years would he have believed that the car would be lost a few months later in a catastrophic accident. But on the morning of February 12th this year, the ground gave way under the Corvette Museum’s SkyDome and swallowed eight Corvettes, the first being Helmintoller’s donated Z06.
The silent auction for this Corvette Z06 has been concluded. See our other Corvettes for sale at Sport Chevrolet.
Our friends at Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring, MD have come up with a novel way to sell their first 2015 Corvette Z06. The Chevrolet dealership will be hosting a Silent Auction for their first allocated Z06 – a 3LZ Black/Black Coupe with the Z07 Performance Package.
The Silent Auction will conclude on Tuesday, December 23 so if you’ve really come around to wanting the all new Corvette Z06, this could be just the process to ensure the delivery of your new super car in time for the holidays.
After some C7 Corvette Z06 owners complained of power loss after spirited driving in the 650 horsepower super car on highways and at the track, the general consensus (and backed by an official statement by GM) was that ECU’s conservative tuning was to blame. But now there appears to be a fix for the situation and it’s an easy one at that: Follow the proper break-in procedures.
A conservative ECU setup by Chevrolet appears to be the cause for the power loss some 2015 Corvette Z06 owners say they are experiencing after heavy use on the highway or the track.
Some people thought the power loss might be caused by a heat soak problem, which is caused by the buildup of heat in the engine compartment after several full throttle runs. This heat cuts the efficiency of the supercharger because hot air has reduced oxygen molecule density, meaning less fuel will be burned.