As we all know, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a beast, and may be the greatest bang for you buck entering 2015. To kick off the new year Jay Leno invited Shad Balch, Chevrolet Product Specialist, to his garage to take a closer look at one of Leno’s favorite automobiles.
The vehicle in particular is a pre-production Corvette Z06 convertible with the added Z07 performance package for good measure. Definitely the right call to impress one of the biggest car guys in the Northern Hemisphere. Leno is a big Corvette fan, owning an example of the previously most powerful Corvette, the ZR1. As we know, the ZR1 became the tipping point for power in America’s sports car.
After a lengthy walk around and explanation of functions, including Leno’s own take on the Z06, the two jump in for a joyride. Leno mentions he is a fan of the 7-speed manual gearbox, but becomes equally impressed when the 8-speed automatic his test car is equipped with begins blipping through gears at an alarming rate.
Not the worst way to ring in the new year, so have a look at the video we’ve provided down below.