2015 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 is the fastest ‘Vette ever!

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If you think the new C7 Corvette Stingray was awesome, you are wrong! The all-new 2015 Chevorlet Corvette C7 Z06 is what General Motors says is the fastest and bad-est ‘Vette ever made!

The new Z06 is powered by a 6.2L supercharged V8 LT4, the supercharged being an integrated 1.4 Eaton spins at an astonishing 15-20,000 RPMS’s thanks to new shorter rotors. GM claims the motor produces ”at-least” 625 horsepower and 635 pound-feet of torque, this is the Z06 we are talking about, the ZR1 is yet to be announced, *GULP*.

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Chevy’s Active Fuel Management system will keep your fuel average in sight as well as variable valve timing and direct injection. The Z06 will have an option of two transmissions available, a seven-speed manual or the new 8L90 eight-speed automatic with four gear-sets and five clutches which is overall lighter than the one in the C7 Stingray and fits in the same space. Paddle shifters are standard as reckoned.

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But honestly, who will even think of going for the automatic gearbox when there is a 7-speed manual with a dual-mass flywheel and dual-disc clutch as an option available!?

The Z06 comes with 285/30/R19 Michellin Pilot Sport with 14.6” steel rotors and six-pot Brembo’s for a snug fit. In the rear 335/25/R20’s with four-pot calipers. The suspension is a tuned version of the Stingray’s, with Magnetic Ride Control and an electronic limited-slip differential as standard.

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New front carbon fiber splitter, carbon fiber bonnet and adjustable rear spoiler are some of the cosmetic changes. The front-end welcomes you with a smile and daytime running LED headlamps along with projectors to go with. But the rear has that murdered-out ‘I will kill you’ squinted eyes sort of look. The quad-exhausts tips are standard. The carbon-fiber roof is removable, for the first time in a Z06. Kinda like the old targa top’s.

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Moving along towards the interior, the steering wheel has the flat-bottom race inspired design, the dashboard is mostly composed of carbon fiber and stitched leather to give that ‘high-end’ feel. Something new Chevrolet has offered is the Chevrolet Performance Data Recorder, allowing the driver to record a video of a hot lap on track. Seats are a mix of alcantara and leather with carbon fiber insets at the headrest, the rest of the interior comprises with a touch of aluminum here and there.

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Pricing and performance figures are yet to be told by GM. However, General Motors tested the C7 Z06 around their Milford Proving Ground and it was faster than the 638-HP C6 ZR1. 

O’ BOY, THIS IS GONNA BE SOMETHING!

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