Chevrolet officially revealed the performance statistics for the 2015 Corvette Z06 this afternoon and the numbers should put a lot of smiles out there in the Corvette Nation. The new C7 super car is the fastest production Corvette ever built and one of the few sports cars on the market that’s a member of the 10-second quarter mile club right out of the box.
Chevrolet says the new 2015 Corvette Z06 will accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 2.95 seconds when equipped with the new 8-speed automatic transmission. With the manual 7-speed transmission, the Z06 achieves that time in 3.2 seconds.
In the quarter mile, the Corvette Z06’s official time is a blistering 10.95 seconds with the 8-speed automatic and 11.2 seconds with the 7-speed manual. In both cases, the Corvette Z06 tops out at 127 mph.
“The Corvette has long been known as America’s sports car,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development. “With the capability of the new Z06 rivaling the best performance cars in the world, we will also be America’s Supercar.”
Not only is the Corvette Z06 fast, but it stops on a dime as well. The Corvette Z06 features the best braking performance of any production car GM has ever tested. From 60 mph to 0 mph, the new Z06 stops in just 99.6 feet. The Z06 also has the best lateral acceleration at 1.2 g over the Corvette’s previous best of 1.13 g.
“The defining aspect of driving the Z06 is seamless integration of power, technology and aerodynamics,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. “As a result, the Z06 delivers ferocious acceleration, tenacious handling, and high-speed stability that few cars can match.”
All the tests were run in a Z06 Coupe with the Z07 Performance Package which adds the most aggressive stage 3 aerodynamic kit as well as Brembo carbon ceramic brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
Chevrolet calls the new Corvette Z06 the most capable Corvette ever built. On its first shake-down run at GM’s Milford Road Course, the Z06 beat the ZR1’s track record by a tenth of a second. GM now states that the Z06 is the fastest production car ever tested on the 2.9 mile road course, beating the Corvette ZR1 by a full second.
The 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe will go on sale early in 2015 priced at $78,995 while the Z06 Convertible will start at $83,995. Both prices include the $995 destination charge.
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