Chevrolet has announced deliveries of the 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe will kick off later this week.

Chevrolet has announced deliveries of the 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe will kick off later this week.

The cars are now being transported from Bowling Green Assembly in Kentucky to dealers and some of the early customers who were willing to pay at least the $78,995 starting price will get their cars in the next few days. Those who opted for the $83,995 convertible will have to wait a little bit more as deliveries are programmed to kick off early next year.

Both of them are powered by a 6.2-liter V8 supercharged engine developing a massive 650 bhp (485 kW) and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) channeled to the wheels through either a standard 7-speed manual or optional 8-speed automatic transmission. It's enough to propel the coupe to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.2 seconds with the manual gearbox or in just 2.95 seconds with the automatic.

Since this is an American car, we should mention the quarter mile takes 11.2 seconds with the manual gearbox and 10.95 seconds when equipped with the automatic, with both versions doing 127 mph (204 km/h) at the end of the quarter mile.

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