This nickname is interesting because it originated rather surprisingly from GM’s Mark Reuss when the car was introduced at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. It’s not clear if using the name was planned or just an off-the-cuff reference, but it stuck. It's also appropriate, as the 2015 Corvette Z06 with its 625-horsepower supercharged V8 and aero tweaks is indeed a nasty competitor to supercars costing three times as much.