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    OF LE MANS AND THE AUTOBAHN

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Supercharged

Supercharged
6.2L
V8 engine

At least

                  At least
625
horsepower

Standard Torque

Standard Torque
635
lbs/ft

Powertrain Warranty

Powertrain Warranty
5/100k
years/miles

THE ALL-NEW 2015 CORVETTE ZO6

The 2014 Corvette Stingray is a triumph of design and engineering. But Chevrolet didn’t stop there. With advanced technologies, a race-proven bloodline and a supercharged engine, the all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 launches Stingray into supercar territory.

At the intersection of Le Mans and the Autobahn sits the best of American automotive design and engineering — the all-new 2015 Corvette Z06. This world-class supercar is the closest link yet between Corvettes built for racing and the road. Created to elevate the driving experience to the next level, Z06 was engineered to be lightweight and rigid with an aluminum space frame, carbon-fiber hood and removable carbon-fiber roof panel. It was also designed to be powerful, with a supercharged 6.2L aluminum V8 engine delivering at least 625 horsepower and 635 lb.-ft. of torque.

The 2015 Corvette Z06 is one of the industry’s only supercars to achieve over 600 horsepower and offer a choice of two transmissions – a 7-speed manual or an all-new paddle-shift 8-speed automatic. The driver-centric Z06 elevates the experience even further with technologies like a Driver Mode Selector, which allows for customization of vehicle performance dynamics with the turn of a knob. And Corvette owners can relive their drives on or off the track with the available industry-exclusive Performance Data Recorder, which records high-definition video with telemetry overlays on playback.

  

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A Supercar Unveiled

Last January, Chevrolet unveiled the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray, a stunning instrument of precision that went on to become the industry’s most awarded car of the year. This January 13 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Chevrolet revealed the car that launches the seventh-generation Corvette into supercar territory.

TRACK, MEET STREET

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  • The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06, shown in Velocity Yellow Tintcoat, alongside the C7.R race car.
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Dominant on legendary race tracks around the world, Corvette was the most-awarded racing nameplate in the American Le Mans Series and a seven-time winner at 24 Hours of Le Mans. The next generation C7.R race car will debut this season in the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Series. The C7.R and the 2015 Corvette Z06 share unprecedented levels of engineering and components including chassis architecture, engine technologies and aerodynamic strategies.

The all-new Z06 is the best example yet of the technology transfer between racing and production Corvettes. First, engineers took what they learned on the Corvette Racing C6.R and applied that knowledge to the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Then, using the Stingray as a foundation, the Z06 and C7.R were co-developed to push the envelope of performance on the street and the track.

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  • Corvette Z06 with available Z07 Package features a unique grille and carbon-fiber front splitter.
  • Corvette Z06, shown in Velocity Yellow Tintcoat, has a wider rear fender and larger rear spoiler.
  • Corvette Z06, shown in Velocity Yellow Tintcoat, features larger side vents and a flared fender.
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DESIGNED FOR DOWNFORCE

A functional evolution in downforce

Virtually every exterior change on the 2015 Corvette Z06 served a functional purpose, as this supercar needed more of everything. The wider flared fenders accommodate larger, wider wheels and tires for more grip. Larger vents provide more cooling air to the engine, brakes, transmission and differential for increased track capability. And the more aggressive aerodynamic package generates true downforce for more cornering grip and high-speed stability. The rear design has been extended by 80 mm and the front design extended by 56 mm, creating a more arresting stance and delivering enhanced handling. To deliver even more grip, the Z06 is fitted with larger Michelin® summer-only tires — Pilot® Super Sport ZP tires are standard, or upgrade to Pilot® Sport Cup 2 ZP tires with the Z07 Package.

Three levels of aerodynamic downforce

The all-new Corvette Z06 offers three levels of aerodynamic downforce: First, the standard Z06 features a front splitter, spats around the front wheel openings, a unique carbon-fiber hood with a larger vent, and a rear spoiler from the Corvette Stingray’s available Z51 Performance Package. Step up a level with an available Carbon-Fiber Aero Package (in either black or a visible carbon-fiber finish), which adds a carbon-fiber front splitter with aviation-style winglets, carbon-fiber rocker panels, and a larger rear spoiler with a fixed wickerbill — a small, vertical tab at the edge of the spoiler that significantly increases downforce. At the highest level, the available Z07 Package adds even larger winglets to the front splitter, along with an adjustable, transparent center section on the rear spoiler for track use. With this package, the Corvette Z06 delivers the most aerodynamic downforce of any production car that GM has ever tested.

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  • Corvette Z06 features a new carbon-fiber hood with a larger vent to enhance air flow and cooling.
  • The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 features a body-color removable carbon-fiber roof panel.
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Cooling air flow

Its exterior design also reflects the increased cooling Z06 needs to maximize performance dynamics. A unique mesh grille features dedicated brake-cooling intakes and wider grille outlets, as well as a larger hood vent, which not only vents hot air from the engine compartment, but also contributes to downforce. Additional cooling elements include larger front fender vents and unique air blades over the inlets on the rear fenders, standard front and rear brake-cooling ducts, as well as larger rear-fascia openings than the Stingray.

Removable roof panel

The 2015 Corvette Z06 features a carbon-fiber hood and, for the first time ever, a removable carbon-fiber roof panel. The use of carbon-fiber strips away weight, lowering the vehicle’s center of gravity and maintaining optimal weight distribution for precise handling. Plus, it allows Z06 owners to enjoy an open roof for the first time.



 

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  • Corvette Z06 offers a choice of 7-speed manual transmission (shown) or available 8-speed automatic.
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Driver-centric interior

Inside, the Corvette Z06 is distinguished from the Stingray with unique color schemes that emphasize the driver-focused cockpit, as well as a unique, flat-bottom steering wheel. Like the Stingray, the Z06 offers two seating choices: a GT seat for all-around support and comfort, and a Competition Sport seat with more aggressive side bolstering, which provides greater support on the track. The frame structure for both seats is made of magnesium, for greater strength and less weight than comparable steel frames. They’re also more rigid, contributing to the enhanced feeling of support during performance driving. And all models feature a fully wrapped interior, with every surface covered with premium, soft-touch materials, including available Napa leather, aluminum, carbon fiber and sueded microfiber.

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  • Z07 Package features a unique wickerbill that gives Z06 unprecedented aerodynamic downforce.
  • Z06 features unique air blades over the inlets on the rear fenders, which aid in powertrain cooling.
  • Corvette Z06 was designed with larger side vents for improved brake cooling.
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SUPERCHARGED SUPERCAR

Powerful, efficient performance

The 2015 Corvette Z06 is powered by an LT4 supercharged 6.2L aluminum V8 engine delivering at least 625 horsepower and 635 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine incorporates a more efficient, more compact next-generation supercharger, as well as a dry sump oil system, lightweight titanium intake valves and connecting rods for reduced reciprocating mass. And while advanced engine technologies enable supercar performance, Corvette engineers have managed to increase LT4 fuel efficiency by leveraging the same trio of advanced technologies introduced on the Corvette Stingray powertrain: Direct Injection, Active Fuel Management™ and continuously Variable Valve Timing.

Choice of transmissions

The 2015 Corvette Z06 is the only supercar that delivers over 600 horsepower and offers the choice of a 7-speed manual or an all-new available track-certified 8-speed paddle-shift automatic. The standard 7-speed with Active Rev Matching enhances the driving experience by simulating heel-toe shifting perfection at the touch of a switch. The available 8-speed paddle-shift automatic offers the smooth control of a true automatic but with quick, precise shifts and manual mode for track driving. The 8-speed automatic delivers performance on par with dual-clutch design, but without sacrificing refinement.

An intuitive driving experience

The turn of a dial changes everything. With the Driver Mode Selector, you can fine-tune your driving experience
with five distinct, selectable driver modes: Weather, Eco, Tour, Sport and Track. Each mode electronically
calibrate up to 12 performance variables to customize and optimize the Corvette Z06 supercar for any road.

Three of the dozen performance variables that the Driver Mode Selector can adjust are Magnetic Selective Ride
Control, Performance Traction Management (PTM) and Electronic Limited-Slip Differential (eLSD). Standard
Magnetic Ride technology adapts every 10-15 milliseconds, stiffening the suspension for performance driving
without sacrificing a smooth ride. Available in Track Mode, PTM offers five settings of torque reduction and brake
intervention for track driving.

Standard on Z06, eLSD makes the most of the torque split between the rear wheels. The system, which
becomes more aggressive in Sport and Track Modes, is designed to improve stability and responsiveness.
eLSD also features a hydraulically actuated clutch that can infinitely vary clutch engagement and respond
from open to full engagement in mere tenths of a second in order to improve steering feel, handling balance
and traction.

Grip the road and stop fast

The 2015 Corvette Z06 offers your choice of the standard Michelin® Pilot® Super Sport ZP tires or the track-proven Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 ZP tires included with the available Z07 Performance package for even more grip. Brembo® brakes increase performance and decrease weight while delivering confident stopping power. Large rotors — 14.6"/14.4" two-piece steel rotors or available 15.5" /15.3" carbon-ceramic rotors with the Z07 Performance Package — keep your stops fast and precise.

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  • Carbon ceramic brakes and Michelin® Sport Cup tires are available with the Z07 Performance Package.
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  • The exclusive Performance Data Recorder captures 30 channels of telemetry for playback and analysis.
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Performance Data Recorder

Record, share and analyze your driving experiences on and off the track with the available industry-exclusive Performance Data Recorder. Add an extra dimension to your drive by logging video of your drives, along with real-time performance data, onto an SD memory card stored in the glove box. Four modes — Track, Sport, Touring and Performance — allow you to capture video, audio, driving stats, date and time, and a lot more. Data is captured using a seamlessly integrated, windshield-mounted HD camera module, as well as a performance processor, internal accelerometers and GPS system. Then play your video back on a computer, or relive your drive right inside Z06 (when stopped, of course) on the 8-inch diagonal color HD screen. You can even analyze your driving technique using included software that is similar to the analysis software used by Corvette Racing.

TRACK MODE

Get Z06 onto a true race track and record video and audio, and get synchronized performance data — speed, rpm, g force, track maps, lap times, start/finish lines — overlaid onto the video playback.

SPORT MODE

With the Performance Data Recorder in Sport Mode, your video will also include key data such as speed and g force.

TOURING MODE

Capture video and audio of scenic drives, recording date and time, outside temperature, elevation, number of hairpin bends and more.

PERFORMANCE MODE

Records performance metrics, such as 0-to-60 mph acceleration, 1/4-mile speed and elapsed time, and 0-to-100-to-0 mph runs.

THE Z06 CONVERTIBLE

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    Z06 is the first 600+ hp vehicle available in coupe and convertible, as well as automatic or manual.
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    The top can be lowered remotely using the key fob or while driving at speeds up to 30 mph.
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    Z06 features unique interior color schemes, driver-focused cockpit and flat-bottom steering wheel.
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    The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 convertible top design mimics the coupe's roof to reduce drag.
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No compromises

Like its Stingray cousin, the Corvette Z06 convertible is built on the same rigid aluminum frame structure as the coupe version. Designed from the start to be an open-top vehicle, no additional reinforcements were required. The convertible design mimics the coupe roof to reduce drag, while increased downforce keeps the vehicle planted and efficient airflow controls temperatures and improves vehicle handling. The convertible Z06 delivers the same optimal performance as the coupe, but with the unprecedented option to lower the top. In fact, the 2015 Z06 is the very first 600+ hp supercar to be made available in both coupe and convertible, as well as automatic or manual transmission. The best of both worlds, in any universe.

Open it up

The inaugural Z06 convertible features an all-new fully electronic drop-top that can be lowered remotely using the key fob or even while driving at speeds up to 30 mph — all without the need for mechanical latches. With the top up, a thick three-ply design ensures maximum sound absorption for a quiet cabin. And when you decide to put the top down, it hides beneath a body-colored tonneau cover, flowing down in a waterfall design between the seats.

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PRECISION MEETS PERFORMANCE FOR A NEW KIND OF TEST DRIVE

April-15-2014
PRECISION MEETS PERFORMANCE FOR A NEW KIND OF TEST DRIVE
The all-new 2014 Stingray was built from the ground up for ultimate performance driving. But what can it do to those people lucky enough to take it for a spin? Chevrolet decided to find out by creating the world’s first reverse test drive, where the Stingray put a professional driver and five unique people to the test. By measuring brain waves, heart rate, breathing and a variety of other biometrics of the drivers as they rounded the track, Chevrolet captured the physical and mental changes that come from driving a Stingray.
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  • 1 3 Michelin® Pilot® Super Sport ZP tires and Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 ZP tires are for summer driving only.
  • 2 4 The Z06 supercharger is more efficient and more compact than the previous Eaton TVS supercharger found on the 2013 Corvette ZR1.
  • 3 image3 Available features shown: Carbon-fiber front splitter with larger aviation-style winglets, carbon-fiber rocker panels, and a larger rear spoiler with an adjustable section.
  • 4 image4 You can watch playback of your drives (when parked) on the 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen.
  • 6 2 GM-estimated.
  • 7 image2 Z06 also features a flat-bottom steering wheel and unique color schemes.
  • 8 image1 Shown in Velocity Yellow Tintcoat.