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2015 Corvette Z06 Test Drive, Racing Footage and First Reviews Settle Positively

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – Motor Trend

The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 is sure to be a gem of a supercar. The stats alone don’t tell the full story, or do they? The new Corvette Z06 is remarkable as the very first test drive reviews have concluded making the case that this vehicle is a contender among those that cost nearly 10 times as much as its price of admission.

To capture the full brevity of what the new Corvette Z06 has to offer we will have to get one in for a full review ourselves very soon. Until then, we have some exclusive footage of the Z06 playing on the race track with its intoxicating sound. What you will see is a vehicle that can do 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds, bend turns at well over 1g, come to a full stop from 60 mph in just 91 feet and do it all over and over for a starting price of about $79,000.

Motor Trend’s 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 test results and review

 

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS
DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD
ENGINE TYPE Supercharged 90-deg V-8, alum block/heads
VALVETRAIN OHV, 2 valves/cyl
DISPLACEMENT 376.0 cu in/6,162 cc
COMPRESSION RATIO 10.0:1
POWER (SAE NET) 650 hp @ 6,400 rpm*
TORQUE (SAE NET) 650 lb-ft @ 3,600 rpm*
REDLINE 6,500 rpm
WEIGHT TO POWER 5.0 lb/hp
TRANSMISSION 7-speed manual
AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 3.42:1/1.64:1
SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Control arms, transverse leaf spring, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, transverse leaf spring, adj shocks, anti-roll bar
STEERING RATIO 12.0-16.4:1
TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.5
BRAKES, F;R 15.5-in vented, drilled, carbon ceramic disc; 15.3-in vented, drilled, carbon ceramic disc, ABS
WHEELS, F;R 10.0 x 19-in; 12.0 x 20-in, forged aluminum
TIRES, F;R 285/30R19 94Y; 335/25R20 99Y Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2
DIMENSIONS
WHEELBASE 106.7 in
TRACK, F/R 63.0/61.7 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 176.9 x 77.1 x 48.6 in
TURNING CIRCLE 37.7 ft
CURB WEIGHT 3,533 lb
WEIGHT DIST., F/R 51/49 %
SEATING CAPACITY 2
HEADROOM 38.0 in
LEGROOM 43.0 in
SHOULDER ROOM 55.0 in
CARGO VOLUME 15.0 cu ft
TEST DATA
ACCELERATION TO MPH
0-30 1.5 sec
0-40 2.1
0-50 2.6
0-60 3.2
0-70 4.1
0-80 4.9
0-90 5.9
0-100 7.2
PASSING, 45-65 MPH 1.4
QUARTER MILE 11.3 sec @ 126.2 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 91 ft
LATERAL ACCELERATION 1.16 g (avg)
MT FIGURE EIGHT 22.5 sec @ 0.98 g (avg)
2.6-MI ROAD COURSE LAP 01:30.2
TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 1,200 rpm
CONSUMER INFO
BASE PRICE $78,995
PRICE AS TESTED $105,210
STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/Yes
AIRBAGS Dual front, side/head
BASIC WARRANTY 3 yrs/36,000 miles
POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 5 yrs/100,000 miles
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 5 yrs/100,000 miles
FUEL CAPACITY 18.5 gal
RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium

Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1502_2015_chevrolet_corvette_z06_first_test

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