By on April 16, 2014

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Turning up alongside the new-for-United States Chevrolet Trax, the 2015 Corvette Z06 posed topless before the cameras at the 2014 New York Auto Show. Speaking of, the top can be raised at speeds of up to 30 mph, while the car itself can go from naught to 60 in 3.5 seconds; the time matches that of the hardtop variant.

As for what’s under the more airy clothes, a chassis that is 20 percent stiffer than the hardtop, upon which rests the same 6.2-liter V8 pushing approximately 625 horsepower and 635 lb-ft of torque toward the back tires. The engine will be mated with a choice of either a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, the latter’s fast shifts could prove venerable on the track once a roll bar is installed.

The Z06, in both guises, will arrive sometime in 2015, and can be upgraded with the Z07′s list of goodies, with Chevrolet providing an open options list for future owners.

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9 Comments on “New York 2014: 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible Live Shots...”


  • avatar
    PenguinBoy

    Nice looking car in this colour – but I think it would look cleaner with the side vents and spoiler in body colour rather than black.

  • avatar
    raph

    Hmmm… I don’t know how I feel about a Z06 vert? I know they more or less just lopped off the top but the Z06 name just feels like its being diluted.

    I think I liked it better when they called what was more or less the C6 Z06 convertible the “427 Convertible”.

  • avatar

    ” As for what’s under the more airy clothes, a chassis that is 20 percent stiffer than the hardtop, upon which rests the same 6.2-liter V8 pushing approximately 625 horsepower and 635 lb-ft of torque toward the back tires. …”

    It’s impressive that convertible has 20 percent stiffer chassis than its hardtop counterparts.

  • avatar
    DenverMike

    That’s great, looks great. When do we get to drive it? How will it handle an off camber, decreasing radius? GM promised a better handling Vet with much of the twitchy, snap oversteer fixed. A car like this is meant to be driven.

    • 0 avatar
      stuki

      You can rest assured it will handle any off camber decreasing radius better than 99% of cars, as long as speed is kept equal. A bit of abruptness at the limit, is inevitable once limits gets pushed high enough.

      • 0 avatar
        DenverMike

        A sports car should start to slip gradually and not snap into a spin-out with zero warning. In the hands of a pro, the Corvette can be rewarding, but with a regular Joe, different story. The Corvette is all about style, show and having halo car, flagship. Form over function. On paper, it should handle fantastically. It does’t always work out that way.

  • avatar
    bills79jeep

    If only I could live in a world where the lead photo was the only angle I ever saw the car at. The back 1/3rd of the car is just plain awful. It’s like they started at the front of the car, spent all their time/effort/budget, then got to the rear axle and said, eh, good enough, finish up before 5 and head home guys.


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