Chevrolet has announced the 2015 Corvette Z06 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds.
Chevrolet has announced detailed performance specifications for the 2015 Corvette Z06.
While the company has already confirmed the model has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that develops 650 bhp (485 kW) and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque, they just revealed it can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.95 seconds and run the quarter mile in 10.95 seconds when equipped with the optional eight-speed automatic transmission. Models equipped with the seven-speed manual transmission are a tad slower as the dash from 0-60 mph takes 3.2 seconds and the quarter mile time is 11.2 seconds.
Chevrolet also confirmed the Z06 has the "best braking performance of any production car GM has ever tested" as it can come to a complete stop from 60 mph in 99.6 feet. Chevrolet went on to say the Corvette Z06 achieves 1.2 g in lateral acceleration which is up from the previous best of 1.13 g.
In a statement, Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter said “The defining aspect of driving the Z06 is seamless integration of power, technology and aerodynamics. As a result, the Z06 delivers ferocious acceleration, tenacious handling, and high-speed stability that few cars can match.”
Note: All test results were achieved with Z06 coupes fitted with the Z07 Performance package which adds Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires