The 2015 Corvette Z06 offers performance that rivals the previous ZR1, so it's a tad surprising Chevrolet has announced the model will be priced from $78,995 for the coupe and $83,995 for the convertible.

The 2015 Corvette Z06 offers performance that rivals the previous ZR1, so it's a tad surprising Chevrolet has announced the model will be priced from $78,995 for the coupe and $83,995 for the convertible.

The model will be available in three trim levels and all will feature a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that develops 650 bhp (485 kW) and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque. It can be connected to a seven-speed manual or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission.

If that's not impressive enough, buyers can add a $2,995 Carbon Fiber Ground Effects package which adds a functional carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber side skirts and a larger rear spoiler.

There's also a Z07 Performance Package which costs $7,995 and adds Brembo carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors, Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup tires, larger winglets and an adjustable rear spoiler.

2015 Corvette Z06 pricing starts at $78,995