While the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, and even Ford Performance vied for the attention of the supercar-minded crowd at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, they were likely aware of a great, humbling shadow being cast over their backs: the shadow of the 2015 Corvette Z06.
The Z06 made its official European debut at Geneva this week, with the first deliveries of the supercharged, super-capable American sportscar expected to begin this Spring for manual-equipped cars. Those carrying 8-speed autos will begin following a month or two thereafter. And even though the price tag will receive a bump compared to what we Americans pay for the privilege of ownership, the fun-per-dollar ratio still puts those European supercars to shame.
In Germany, for instance, the 2015 Corvette Z06 coupe will cost the equivalent of about $120,700 American, with the convertible at $126,200. Compare that to the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which also debuted at Geneva, and tips the scales at just over $200,000 American. It’s probably not even as quick around the Nürburgring.
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 uses a hefty amount of technology pioneered by the Corvette Racing program, according to the manufacturer. It certainly shows, and we have no doubt that the car will land an emphatic audience in Europe this year.