Chevrolet Corvette – Is This The Best Sports Car?

You Bet It Is!

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 -Blue

Definitely a convincing drive, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 will make you a Corvette lover, if your not already one. By investing time into this American made sports car, you will quickly see that it not only looks great, it drives great too!  If your in the market for a true American sports car that has one of the best bang for the buck sticker prices,  the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 is the car! It has quickly become one of the finest American made sports cars of this decade.

We always talk about the engine first. In most articles you read, the engine is the most important part of the car, speed, efficency, 0-60 ratings, quarter-mile numbers, etc. This new LT4 supercharged 6.2-liter V8 comes with direct injection, 650 horsepower, and 650 lb-ft of torque! How is that for engine numbers? This four wheeled rocket is capable of launching your body from 0-60 in just under three seconds! This ZO6 has a claim to fame breaking previous records as one of the fastest production cars in the world!

Here Are Some Details

If your into details, the seven speed manual transmission marries rev-matching technology for upshifts and downshifts. This new technology bares a new dual-mass flywheel and a dual-disc clutch pounding out spectacular shifting. If your worried about fuel efficiency you can shift from 1st to 4th gear, but why would you? And if you care about fuel economy ratings for the manual transmission is rated at 15-mpg city and 22-mpg highway. The automatic transmission drops down a notch at 13-mpg city and 21-mpg highway.

C7 ZO6 White-Red-Yellow

Now that we have gone over the engine, transmission, and fuel ratings, we can talk about the rest of the car.  Z06 comes in coupe or convertible, other than that there are many other different options to choice from. Like ten colors for example. Pictured to the left is Arctic White, Torch Red, and Velocity Yellow. According to the Corvette design director, the width of the new Z06 was dictated by the size of the tires dressed with the same wheel package as the ZR1. With 10 X 19s on front and 12 X 20s

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Stingray -Yellow

in the rear the car literally had to grow 2 inches wider in front and 3 inches wider in back. Also, functional air vents include large front fender vents, brake cooling ducts on the front fascia, and new air blades over the rear fender scoops that funnel more air to the transmission and differential coolers.

A Coupe And A Ragtop!

Chevrolet has added no structural reinforcements for the Z06 ragtop because the aluminum structure is 20 percent stiffer than the previous, fixed-roof Z06. The convertible and coupe models share the same chassis tuning, powertrain output, driver technologies and equipment options. By the way, the coupe and ragtop models are exactly the same weight! And if your in the market for the Z07 Performance Package, you’ll add Brembo carbon-ceramic matrix brakes, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires and adjustable front- and rear-aerodynamic components to Corvette!

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

It has been said that double the price would be a minimum to get the top speed and performance that can match the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. The Z06 has but two seating choices: a GT seat, for a comfortable feel, and a Competition Sport seat for the aggressive feel that provides greater support on high speed runs. These new seat options come with a magnesium frame structure versus steel frames for greater rigidity. The cabin quality of the new Z06 is revelationary. Stare down at a duel instrument panel with digital instrument clusters. Every surface covered by premium soft-touch materials gives the interior a luxurious feel, yet fully functional and reactive. Available materials options can include Napa leather, aluminum, carbon fiber and micro-suede. A unique flat bottom steering wheel with a carbon fiber center spoke adorns the interior that also comes in five different colors, including two that are unique to Z06 – blue and dark gray.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Brembo Carbon Brakes

Technology On The Z06

Standard on the new Corvette Z06 is a smart electronic limited-slip differential that make the most of the torque split between the rear wheels. And speaking of wheels, stomping on the brakes at triple-digit speeds keeps this baby straight as an arrow with its Brembo carbon-ceramic matrix brakes. Despite the massive amount of raw power in the Z06, gaining confidence when using this new braking system puts your mind at ease.

This Corvette for 2015 has certainly taken the latest technology available and made it into a Dream car. The Stingray is not meant for a life of leisure, it’s meant to drive fast. A true champion thorobred, unleashed lap after lap building momentum, excitement, strength, and power! It is a true ALL American Sports Car with much respect gained over the sixty plus years of engineering and improving the Corvette. There has never been a finer Corvette built and Chevrolet says the Corvette is here to stay!

 

 

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