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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Officially Rated at 650 Horsepower

Jun
06

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has been rated at 650 horsepower, which means that it is the most powerful production car that General Motors have ever produced. It is powered by the Supercharged LT4 V-8 engine that has been SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm. In fact, the new Z06 engine delivers 40 percent more peak torque (180 lb-ft / 244 Nm) than the previous-generation’s 7.0L LS7; as well as 7.5 percent more than the supercharged 2013 Corvette ZR1′s 604 lb-ft (819 Nm).

At 3,200 rpm, the new LT4 surpasses the LS7 by 208 lb-ft of torque (252 Nm). On the horsepower side of the graph, the LT4′s 650-hp rating is 29 percent greater than the LS7′s 505 horsepower (376 kW), and 12 horses more than the ZR1′s LS9 engine.

Chevrolet Shows Corvette Stingray Pacific Coupe And Atlantic Convertible

Apr
29

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Atlantic Convertible and Pacific Coupe debuted at first as concept vehicles at the SEMA show last year. Now, the design packages are prepared to enhance the production 2015 Stingray, due to a strong response from enthusiasts. Both versions are to be offered onto the Z51-equipped convertibles, and will be available in the 2LT or 3LT trims.

The package in the luxury GT-focused Atlantic Convertible includes front Z06-style splitter; Shark Gray exterior vents, hood “stinger” graphic and tonneau inserts; Chrome Torque wheels with Stingray center caps; Stingray underhood liner and floor mats; custom splash guards, rear license plate frame and logo valve stem caps and custom luggage.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

Apr
14

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible was just introduced. Like its coupe sibling it delivers 625 horsepower (466 kW) and 861 Nm (635 lb-ft) of torque, making it the most powerful convertible ever produced by Chevrolet. The car is built on an aluminum structure, which is 20 percent stiffer than the previous. Its curb weight is nearly identical to the Z06 coupe. Both cars share the same chassis tuning, powertrain output, driver technologies and equipment options, including the Z07 Performance Package. The latter adds Brembo carbon-ceramic matrix brakes, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires and adjustable front- and rear-aerodynamic components.

Corvette Z06 Convertible features an electronic top that can be lowered remotely via key fob. The top can also open or close on the go, at speeds of up to 30 mph (50 km/h). The thick fabric top is offered in four colors along with sound-absorbing padding and a glass rear window. Behind the seat backs there are dual accent panels in either Carbon Flash-painted or with exposed carbon fiber.

Sinkhole Opens Up At National Corvette Museum. Eight Cars Have Been Swallowed

Feb
13

A disastrous news concerning all Chevrolet admirers – a huge sinkhole have opened up at the National Corvette Museum, and it was announced that eight vintage and rare cars have been swallowed.

The place where the accident has happened on Wednesday morning is the Kentucky museum. No one was in or around the Museum at the time. Six of the Chevy’s in the sinkhole are owned by the museum, while the other two belong to General Motors. 

Black Widow’s Chevrolet Stingray Shown At Chicago Auto Show

Feb
06

Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is one of the most awaited movies this year. And those who are keen on superheroes know that a very special lady will be featured in the film.

We are talking about Scarlett Johansson’s heroine the Black Widow. And now Chevrolet is asking if the Black Widow had a sports car, what would it be?

Hennessey Performance Chevrolet Corvette Stingray HPE500

Jan
24

Hennessey Performance has developed for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray HPE500 Upgrade with the aim to make it even more exceptional. The model will be produced in limited edition run of up to 500 units.

The vehicle has been enhanced in terms of performance and now delivers up to 507 horsepower (373 kW) and 702 Nm (518 lb-ft) of torque, when compared to stock’s 460 hp (338 kW) and 630 Nm (465 lb-ft). This makes it easy for the Corvette now to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds. Also astonishing is the sound that the car produces.

Chevrolet Unveils Corvette C7.R Racecar In Detroit

Jan
15

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Racecar is the next exclusive vehicle in that was premiered in Detroit and was co-developed with the all-new 2015 Corvette Z06. The two models represent the closest link between Corvettes built for racing and the road. Both share great levels of engineering and are equipped with new technologically advanced components such as the chassis architecture, engine and aerodynamics.

Corvette Racing will enter two C7.Rs in 2014 that will compete at the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 25-26, and the GT Le Mans class in 11 races around North America. The team is also is expected to participate in June at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Is Finally Here!

Jan
14

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is finally and officially here. The car was just revealed at the North American International Auto Show with its full specifications. This is the most track-capable Corvette in the brand’s history which is capable of producing 625 horsepower from a new supercharged engine and is equipped with and new, high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission.

Precisely, the new supercharged 6.2L engine is expected to deliver at least 625 horsepower (466 kW), and can be matched with either a seven-speed manual or a high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters for manual control. The aluminum frame carries over from the Corvette Stingray and will be used essentially unchanged for the Corvette Racing C7.R.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Performance Figures Leaked!

Jan
08

North American International Auto Show will happen in a week and we are to see there some exciting newcomers! One of them is the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. It was announced by Chevrolet in December that the car is going to be revealed in Detroit.

As a matter of fact, the Z06 is expected to be the most track-capable Corvette ever. Since these promises were made a month ago, the brand obviously didn’t have the chance to keep the secret of the Corvette’s performance figures intact. Yes, unfortunately (for Chevrolet) the output figures of the Z06 have already leaked.

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