Despite the 2015 Corvette Z06 not even being out yet, it continues to keep engineers awake in Stuttgart, Sant’Agata Bolognese, Munich, Ingolstadt, Maranello and other cities of our world where rival brands reside. 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque in a car well below $100,000 is appealing enough to take a chunk out of sales away from any respected supercar brand, but that’s only if that power can be delivered to the pavement. Today, we wonder no more.
The 2015 Corvette Z06 can accelerate from 0-60 in a matter of an elite 2.9 seconds with the eight-speed automatic transmission, running a 10.95 quarter-mile at 127 mph, and coming from a full 60-0 stop in 99 feet. And unlike the Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Turbo, these numbers are achieved with just two wheels sending force to the ground. And it starts at just $78,995.
For the purists eyeing the 2015 Corvette Z06, 0-60 acceleration comes at a still super-quick 3.2 seconds, and runs an 11.2-second quarter-mile at the same trap speed compared to the eight-speed automatic version. The 2015 Corvette Z06 will also hold grip up to 1.2 lateral G-forces. Now, the Corvette team will say that the braking distance is the best they’ve ever tested, but there has been documented testing of the outgoing C6 Z06 stopping frm 60-0 in a lesser 93 feet. Probably has something to do with the extra weight, but in all honesty, very few are probably going to tell the difference.
All test results for both the automatic and manual 2015 Corvette Z06 were achieved with the Z07 Performance package, which adds Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. The Z07 package also features the most aggressive aerodynamic package available on the Corvette Z06, which delivers the most downforce of any production car GM has ever tested… a number that has still yet to be released. As with the official Nürburgring lap time.