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It’s Official: New 2020 Corvette’s 0-60 Time is Bonkers

by Amee Reehal at TractionLife.com

When equipped with the Z51 Performance Package, the 2020 Corvette will reach 60 mph in record time – the quickest, most powerful Stingray in history. Crazy.

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‘Drivers Series’ Corvettes unveiled at Daytona 24 Hours

by Graham Heeps at TractionLife.com

We head to Daytona and get up close with the 2019 Corvette Drivers Series special edition Grand Sport models; a collaboration with the Corvette Racing team.

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Official: 2015 Corvette Z06 Makes 650HP and 650TQ

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When GM first unveiled the 2015 Corvette Z06 in Detroit you may have noticed we said the car made 625+ horsepower and 635+ lb-ft of torque. They were holding back the official performance figures until closer to launch and today they have confirmed that the Z06’s LT4 supercharged 6.2L V8 engine makes 650 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm!

“The LT4 Small Block sets a new benchmark for power and torque at GM,” said Steve Kiefer, vice president, GM Powertrain Engineering. “The engine also puts the new Corvette Z06 on par with the most powerful supercars offered in America, while delivering performance with impeccable manners that make it suitable for daily driving.”

Not only is the amount of power staggering, but the torque curve makes many other super cars weep. Just barely above idle the engine is already producing nearly 460 lb-ft of torque. By 2800 rpm it has already skyrocketed to 625 lb-ft of torque. The whole curve is pretty flat, the LT4 maintains 90 percent of its peak torque, or 592 lb-ft, from 2,500 to 5,400 rpm. This is the definition of “passing power” and will certainly bring a smile to many new owners when it goes on sale later this year.


Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Roars Into NYC


We’ve already seen all the pictures of the C7 Z06 Convertible, but here are some more pictures of Chevrolet’s most powerful convertible. If you need a reminder, we mentioned in our original article about the Z06 convertible that because the frame was already so stiff, Chevrolet did not have to add any structural reinforcements when they removed the roof. The result is a no compromise design and no weight penalty for those that choose to go roof-less. The only caveat here for track warriors is that without even basic roll bars, the Z06 convertible will likely not be able to compete in some classes if you’re planning on taking it to the track for lapping or auto/solocross.

Oh and yeah, 625 horsepower and 635 lb-ft of torque. Just thought I’d mention that again.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Pictures at NYIAS


2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Makes No Compromises

Last week, Chevrolet announced it’s lineup for the 2014 New York Auto Show… sort of. They had said they were bringing a facelifted Chevy Cruze, a yet to be confirmed update to a compact car (Chevy Spark?) and lastly, the one that began a series of rumors was a new variant for the corvette lineup. Limited edition Z06? ZR1? Convertible Z06? Today, Chevrolet confirmed that it will indeed be bringing a convertible version of the 2015 Corvette Z06 to New York next week.

The C7 Z06 aluminum frame is largely borrowed from the C7.R race car and provides a stiff enough frame that did not require any beefing up to handle the folding soft top for the convertible Z06. In fact the current Z06 frame is 20 percent stiffer than the C6 Z06 coupe frame. Without having to add any structural reinforcements, the curb weight of the convertible Z06 is pretty much identical to the Z06 coupe. They also share the same chassis tuning, powertrain output, driver technologies and equipment options – including the Z07 Performance Package, which adds Brembo carbon-ceramic matrix brakes, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires and adjustable front- and rear-aerodynamic components.

“Until recently it was not possible to create a lightweight, open-roof structure strong enough to cope with the braking, cornering, and acceleration of Corvette’s top performance models,” Juechter said. “The frame for the Z06 convertible leverages advancements in computer-aided engineering, metallurgy, and manufacturing techniques – many of which were not available just five years ago.”

“The most impressive aspect of the Z06 Convertible may be its performance bandwidth,” said Juechter. “Very few cars on the market can match its combination of extreme, supercar levels of performance; the flexibility for daily driving and long-distance commuting; and the 360-degree, open-air driving experience only true convertibles can offer.”

The C7 Corvette Z06 Convertible definitely makes no compromises for the track warrior that also wants to get his or her tan on. 625 horsepower, 635 lb-ft of torque, and the wind blowing through your hair. I don’t think it gets much better than that. Look forward to checking it out in New York next week.

More Photos of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible