Kelley Blue Book is out with their review of the 2015 Corvette Z06 and the results are mixed. Actually, most of the review is very good news for Chevrolet as the car gets put through its paces and seems to deliver in every way. But at the end, we hear the overheating problem has reared its ugly head on what looks to be a mild 80 degree day in California.
KBB’s Micah Muzio has the honor of testing the Red Corvette Z06 and his presentation of the car is very good. After a quick trip on surface roads with a rundown of the 650-hp Z06s specs, the car heads to Willow Springs racetrack to see what it can do.
One of the best parts of the review is watching the reviewer playing with the driver assist and stability controls, turning off and on traction control as well as moving settings from sport to track mode and then seeing how the Corvette Z06 reponds. As he deactivates the stability controls, the Corvette Z06 goes sideways on him as the back end swings around.
All in all, the Corvette Z06 did what it was made to do. The note from the LT4 sounds great winding up on the straights while the rev matching sets up the car during downshifts into the turns.
But then there is that overheating issue. We don’t see it happen on video, but we do see the temperature gauge needle very near the red zone on the dash. Micah says this about it:
“The engine actually overheated on us. Again this is a press car thats lived a hard life but getting an overheating warning on an eighty-degree day during not particularly grueling lapping was somewhat disconcerting.”
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