A member of the Corvette Forum had a catastrophic engine failure in his brand new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with only 891 miles (1,450 km) on the odometer.
When “out putting some more miles on the car to get ready for my track event at Road Atlanta January 10 and 11”, he made a “pull from 35 mph”, “accelerated and shifted short of redline, and boom – the car began knocking”. Then he popped the hood and heard “a loud knock coming from the No. 6 cylinder area along with a serious, grinding, metal-on-metal sound coming from the supercharger area”.
Soon after, the servicing dealer confirmed the failure in the No. 6 cylinder valvetrain and the engine will be sent back to GM for in-factory analysis of the damage. The engine replacement will be covered under warranty and the car will be repaired soon.