Fun Facts about the 2015 Corvette that You Should Know

By the time we’re writing this article, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette isn’t novel news anymore. In fact, at this point, it should technically have entered some sort of common place. After the initial release of the C7 Corvette in 2014, two more models were released the following year – the Z06 and the Stingray, a return of the name bore by previous past models.

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The Z06 Corvette in all its splendor.

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Since now they’re up for grabs with gradually lowering prices, join us as, one year after their release, we provide a quick review in the shape of some facts on the more pricey (and rich in features) model of the two – the Z06. Take note of the fact that we’re writing this with the idea that a possible buyer might be interested in its features and what it provides, so we’ll try to make the information accessible and understandable even by non-experts.

2015 Corvette Z06

Let’s start with the basics of the Z06, the upgrade that kicked off the 2015 batch. The model was a tremendous success that drew the attention and acquired plenty of accolades from those who had tested out what it had to offer. It quickly became a topping player in the industry of sports cars, acclaimed for the neat and intriguing combination between a sophisticated apparel, performance on the track, and the introduction of several new features.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

One of these new features that we’re talking about refers to a premiere in the manufacturer’s history, with the 2015 Corvette Z06 introducing, for the first time, an 8-speed automatic transmission. They didn’t settle just for swapping manual with automatic, also making available a convertible version.

Both versions debuted with prices fitting beneath the $90,000 range. It was a wise marketing choice, when you really think about, given the fact that its quality – price ratio quickly turned it into a favorite among other sports cars superstars.

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Here are some facts about the 2015 Corvette Z06 to help you get acquainted with your (possible) future purchase.

#1 Praised for Superpower

Note that the Corvette, in general, is primarily a speedy supercar, which is why Chevrolet invested so much effort and attention into turning the 2015 Corvette variations into track-ready speed monsters. The Corvette name as a whole has a reputation for releasing models that can always be situated in the highest ranks among racing cars, but the 2015 Corvette Z06 really outdid itself.

The Z06 model benefits from a 650-hp engine, which is a huge leap forward from the specs of the standard Corvette, proud bearer of (what now seems like merely) 466-hp. Its ability to accelerate on the track like no predecessor ever did before convinced many experts to place it among the elite of racing cars, considering that it can go head-on against competition carrying much higher prices under their belts.

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#2 Watching out for Pedestrians

Here’s the fun fact we promised in the title. Throw yourself out of a window during a chance. If you’re fortunate enough to land on top of a 2015 Chevrolet Z06, you’ll bounce off the hood as if it’s made from rubber. You may have been able to tell this already, but we’ll say it anyway – don’t actually do any of that, though.

Realistically, many areas of the Z06 actually are somewhat bouncy, a feature implemented to ensure the safety of pedestrians. In the eventuality of an unfortunate collision with a clueless wanderer, all damage that the pedestrian might take is drastically reduced by the surface system which propels them out of harm’s way, rather than gluing them to your window. That’s one way to avoid nightmares for the driver and any harsher injuries for the pedestrian.

Again, though, don’t try to imagine that the bounce system bounces like in the case of a bouncing castle. No pedestrians will be projected into the atmosphere in the eventuality of a collision. Better to try to avoid these scenarios by driving responsibly.

#3 Bonus for Stability

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If you’ve ever driven grandma ZR1 before, then you might be able to relate to this issue. If not, one of the big problems many had with the 2015 Corvette’s predecessor was the fact that it didn’t seem to carry itself very steadily. Seat yourself in front of a ZR1’s steering wheel, head for a track, test its acceleration, and you might be a bit unsettled to discover that you’re being haunted by this unsettling impression that you might not be driving exactly straight.

Some said that the car didn’t actually move around, especially during runs or casual driving, but they did hesitate a little bit when it came to taking a hand off the wheel to shift. This is an issue that was fixed once the Z06 went out of the factory’s gates.

The thing about the 2015 Corvette’s stability is that it essentially leads to an awesome domino effect. When there’s stability, there are fewer concerns on your mind and scenarios telling you that something might go wrong. Once your whole attention and focus is distributed into shifting and the tach, you’ll also be able to go faster. As a result, the Z06’s steadiness on its wheels definitely gives it a boost in speed as well, which is more the reason to definitely consider it among the best supercars available for tracks.

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#4 Removing the Panel

Another first-time achievement for the Corvette portfolio is the introduction of a coupe – convertible combo. The 2015 Corvette Z06 offers those interested in getting behind its wheel the possibility of choosing between the coupe and convertible, both of which provide pretty much the same deal! This similarity strives from the ingenious way in which it was built.

The convertible Z06 doesn’t really differ in body, weight, and stiffness, something owed to the fact that it was first designed as a coupe before it became a convertible. And since we’re still on the topic of removing roofs from above our heads, know that the roof panel is crafted from super-light carbon, which also gives the Z06 Coupe a 20% advantage in terms of rigidity compared to the classic Z06 model.

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Although these things might be a good starting point, considering what most car-buyers are interested in, a talk with an expert is highly recommended. And we didn’t omit the price, we just know that it’s a variable.

Drive safely and don’t obliterate any pedestrians into oblivion.

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