2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible Breaks Cover Before New York Debut16
Yesterday, we brought to you photos of what we assumed to be the 2015 Corvette Zo6 Convertible getting ready to be shipped to New York for its auto show debut next week. But as is the case for vehicles this exciting, the secret can’t be kept for long, and photos have leaked online early.
But that blue, though!
Being that this C7 drop-top is still a Z06, we can suspect a metric ass load of horsepower and torque from its supercharged LT4 V8, insane brakes, equally insane suspension, and even more mental aerodynamics. All of this coupled with either the choice of a precise seven-speed manual or a super-quick eight-speed automatic transmission. This would also make the Z06 Convertible the only vehicle of its kind with this much power, and two choices of transmissions. Best of all, it will probably come in under the $100,000 mark, although that remains to be official. Historians may also enjoy the fact that there hasn’t been a Z06 convertible since 1963 (the 427 doesn’t count).
Look for more specs, stats and figures on the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible early next week.
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Although it is a wonderful and beautiful car; I do not see the sense
Very very very nice in that blue tone
Regards from Spain
I don’t mean to be ignorant, but I’m confused. What does the 427 not count as a convertible Z06?
It had the LS7, but was missing on the aluminum frame with a magnesium reinforced roof hat the hardtop C6 Z06 enjoyed. The 427 features a steel frame. Even Chevrolet will not admit to the 427 Convertible being a Z06 Convertible, hence the name swap.
I learned something new today. Thank you Manoli.
This was what I had expected.
I love the car.
Jonathan The reason for this car is to compete with the 9114 Turbo convertible.
As this moves on you will see that the z06 and the ZR1 have been merged into one model and now with the stronger platform they could do the Z06 Convertible they never could do before.
Now this is the car that has replaced the Z06 and ZR1 they will move in a new direction and will bring a track car similar to the original 1963 Grand Sport that will be a street legal race car that is on part with the likes of the 911 GT3 and the 458 Challenge cars.
If they chose to do a car like this they could do a Corvette racing series similar to the Porsche series and the Ferrari series and it would be cheaper for amateur drivers. It would be nice to see a Corvette race un restricted. Todays Pratt and Miller cars are restricted in the intake an with weight. A unrestricted series would really show how theses cars perform.
Chevys trying to go head to head with their model vs. the Euro sports cars. I would love to see the old show room stock racing series brought back. That was the one Corvette spanked Porsche so bad they banned the car. Then Chevy beat them with the Camaro.
Great, another awesome car from the corvette team. Now if only we can get a full carbon body as an option from the factory.
Dear Scott i repeat that the car is absolutely wonderful, awesome, sexy
But it seems that their “Target”, this Corvette or 911 Turbo, we have a high-performance convertible sports as a “Status” mode
It’s for people with lots of money and wants to drive different car and above all, unique.
If so; if I understand that GM has decided to make this SuperCorvette; as it does, it also offers many ways of customizing the car for the Owner, can be more successful sales
Regards from Spain
Status mode pays the bills.
When you are only going to sell so many cars you need to reach each and every buyer not matter if they want to drive them in anger at the track or at up to the door at the country club. As long as their money is green we shall take it.
Many people buy expensive cars for ego and image and you remove that you will sell half as many cars. BMW has built a company on that alone.
So while I know some may scoff at the status image buying people they are the ones who help keep volume to where those of us who like the drive more than image can still buy a car like this.
With Volumes under 25,000 you can never be too picky on who you sell too.
Now The difference today is in the past like 1976-77 the Corvette was all image as it has not power and not all the great handling.
Today we still have the image but it also has real world class performance to satisfy any one looking for a great performance car.
As they say “It ain’t bragging if you can back it up”
I completely agree with you.
1963 Z06 convertible – that’s news to me. Heard rumor of “ONE” being built as a COPO for a GM employee – could never verify. Tell me more. thanks
Wow! What a beauty!! Does it come with APR* for the older guys?
* = Automatic Panty Remover
Nice car and I would dare to say affordable. You will still pay for high petrol costs to quash its thirst though. By the way, who buys a car like this with automatic transmission? Surely, it kills all the fun?
The Auto does not kill all the fun. Often anymore the Automatic cars are as fast or in many cases faster now.
While you and I would buy a stick there is a large group of people out there that never learned how to drive a stick and the option opens up additional sales to more buyers and the car will be no less a performer.
Anymore you need to go for all the sales not just a few. This is why a gated shifter in a Ferrari is a rare thing anymore. Also the emissions are getting difficult to deal with anymore in some areas.
Right. Start offering bare-bones sports cars that interest less than one-percent of the car-buying public and you’ll end up like Lotus.