The First-Ever Recorded 2015 Corvette Z06 Quarter-Mile Pass: Video13
Chevrolet claims its 2015 Corvette Z06 with a seven-speed manual transmission can take care of the quarter mile in 11.2 seconds at 127 mph. When Motor Trend tested the car, they came within inches of matching Chevy’s claimed time, finishing the run in 11.3 seconds at 126.2 mph. Not all of us can drive like Randy Pobst, though, a fact evidenced in one of the first videos ever taken of a Z06 completing the 1320.
This Blade Silver Z06 completed the quarter-mile in 11.7 seconds at 120.5 mph, which is a bit off Chevy’s claimed time. The fact is, until eight-speed automatic Z06s hit the market, every Z06 will be posting different times and trap speeds due to the manual transmission. The car’s launch control makes it easier to get off the line than manual cars without a similar system, but once you’re out of first gear you’re all on your own.
We’d say this driver did a fine job for one of his first outings to the track, especially considering the car has probably yet to be fully broken in. When the automatic Z06s arrive in early 2015, we’ll be looking for them to match Chevy’s claimed time of a 10.95 quarter-mile at 127 mph. In the meantime, we’re waiting for an especially talented driver to hop behind the wheel of the manual Z06 and match Chevrolet’s projected time and speed.
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It is different than a “normal” owner give less performance to the car, perhaps a professional tester if those numbers do know that Chevrolet says; it is a matter of experience.
I think the most reliable tester for numbers that brings cars is Chris Harris, when he takes the wheel of the Z06; we will know that this car is capable
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Lol I’m staring to wonder about this site ..!! Every other day it’s something neg. said about the Z06 .. Do you guys work for Dodge ? Face it I told you guys put your Viper T/A and Hellcats on the Damn Track !!! Until then shut up or put up !!!!!
I’ve owned 2 corvettes and now own a german made vehicle. What annoys me is that they keep upping the HP figures and hyping the heck out of the car – then it comes out and just does what the previous car did 11.7… yay
Listen GM, learn something from Porsche and start applying it already its friggen 2014 and you guys are still building boat motors. With 100 Less HP in the 911 Turbo S, the car does 2.7 to 60 and 10.9 1/4s all day long, consistently!
Give me less, power – faster times – raise the price to make a better overall sports car and I’,, consider it once again. Until then, no more 1990s style motors and leaf springs that CAN’T PUT THE POWER TO THE DARN GROUND!
Corvettes weren’t built to be faster than Porsche in a straight line, since AWD cars normally own the drag strip. Corvettes were built to be faster than Porsche on a track…and they are…on any track.
I’M WITH YOU! I wont buy a Vette till they do 0-60 in 1/10 of a second, the 1/4 mile in 2 seconds FLAT!! and standing mile at Mach 10, Tadge you listening?
Til then I’ll stick to my 190hp E39.
I drive on the street and being taken by a v6 turbo with less power made me switch, that simple.
Sounds more like a driver performance problem than a car performance problem. Have you forgotten that driver skill plays a much larger role with manual transmissions than the “easy mode” paddle automatics? Just like the track requires more skill than drag strip.
Was this video a driver problem too? He seemed to have launched decently and shifted ok through the gears.
Look, when you put street slicks on the vette, then it comes alive and hits the numbers, even supersedes them. But I don’t want to drive around town in slicks.
Pretty much. I don’t understand how anyone could miss the way the Z06’s nose dipped and body jerked (unless that was a trick of the single camera used and the limited perspective). It looked like the driver wasn’t properly shifting, and that is evident by the sub-par time/speed. This is further bolstered by Motor Trend’s numbers.
As for your loss to a v6, power isn’t the only thing that matters in a drag race. The skill of the driver and the weight of the vehicle play large roles in straight-line performance. Why do you think a motorcycle with a much smaller engine can out-accelerate a car that has much more power.
10.8 at 139.71 for the A8 Z! Also, a full mile in 26 flat at nearly 205 mph http://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1170946
Jason, that was done on a simulator. Read further on that post. The OP basically made an ass of himself by posting such bogus stats and then saying his source was a simulator. The car is nice, but seems not quite as good as we all hoped. Still a bargain though. It seems it’s only marginally faster than the C6 Z06 due to the weight difference. At least the design is refreshed and updated.
The 10.95 time achieved by GM was in a ZO6 equipped with the ZO7 package which has the stickier Michelin tires. They are very soft and have very little thread, almost like slicks.
Now were talking! I’ll pay 150K for a mid engine C8 ZR1! named Zora!!! Heck ya! No more sloppy launches..