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.
Charles Martel posted his quote from Hendrick Chevrolet showing the Z07-specific carbon ceramic rotors, four new Michelins and a set of brake pads were priced at $16,730. After taxes, the total price out the door would be $17,859.96.
Photo Credit: Charles Martel
FYI, the new 2015 Chevrolet Cruze has an MSRP starting at $16,170.
A couple of guys posted comments on the original Opposite Lock thread did some part number searches and found the same GM parts outside the dealer chain for significantly less. One offered a link to GM Parts Headquarters where the total parts were priced at $9900 including shipping. That’s a pretty significant savings!
A day at the track in a new Corvette Z06 is like heaven, but there is a cost to all those corners and laps. If you’re planning on buying a Z07 model, prepare yourself for the days when you’ll need to hit the parts counter for your own spare or replacement parts.
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