We can all agree, the 620+ hp and 635+ lb-ft 2015 Corvette Z06 is some type of nasty. So nasty, that it’s estimated to have a gaping 165 horsepower difference compared to the Corvette Stingray, with aerodynamic and cooling properties seemingly improved just as significantly. Looking back, the C6 Z06 jumped just 75 hp up from the base C6 to 505 horses, but for those who wanted to get a little more crazy, there was the awesome ZR1 model. So with the Z06 being the supercar that it is, many are left wondering as to whether or not the C7 Corvette will offer anything beyond it. Somberly, there are no such plans.
You read right; a C7 ZR1 is just not in the cards right now, based on what Corvette engineers themselves have told us. So with that in mind, the Corvette team set out to make the Z06 the best it could be, with the goal of ascending the Corvette to never-before-seen levels of performance.
That said, the C7 is still early in its life cycle. And it was once said that the Z06 would benchmark the next ZR1, so that however good of a track monster the Z06 is, the ZR1 would be that much better. And being the optimists that we are, it’s hard to imagine the zenith of the C7 program happening so soon, and that we have nothing more awe-inspiring to look forward to.