Chevrolet Confirms 2015 Corvette Z06 To Debut At NAIAS

chevrolet confirms 2015 corvette z06 to debut at naias

Just off the wires, we have word from Chevrolet that the 2015 Corvette Z06 will debut at NAIAS in January – the perfect time slot to steal some of the thunder from the Blue Oval, which will show the all-new Mustang and the F-150 to the public for the first time. Last year, Ford managed to upstage GM’s truck debuts with the surprise unveiling of the Atlas concept. Looks like GM is exacting some revenge.

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  • Imag Imag on Dec 04, 2013

    Let's hear it for fender flares.

  • Dan R Dan R on Dec 04, 2013

    Who cares?

  • NoGoYo NoGoYo on Dec 04, 2013

    @APaGttH: You, my friend, are the cherry picker. I compared a 1990s spec 3.4 to Chrysler's 3.5 of the same time period. It took 14 years for GM to get a 3.5 pushrod V6 to make the same amount of power as a SOHC 24 valve V6 from 1993. And by 2007 that same 3.5 Chrysler V6 had been making 250 horsepower (with the exception of the slightly lower output 234 hp version) for eight years. I just don't see how GM could produce a major change from the LS7's current 505 horsepower output while maintaining OHV architecture without: A: Making the engine bigger or B: Adding forced induction. And not changing the power output at all when the regular 'Vette got a power boost would just be strange.

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    • Imag Imag on Dec 04, 2013

      The LT1 has as much torque as an LS7 and added a fair amount of horsepower over the LS3 by using heavily optimized internals and airflow, as well as variable valve timing. And they have increased the fuel economy. Considering how the LSx progressed over its lifetime, I do not expect that they are near the upper limit. I appreciate DOHC motors, but I also respect what Chevy has done with the small block. Try to buy a motor from another manufacturer that puts out similar power to weight and size. There are a couple supercar motors that will do it, but they are 3x-10x the cost and won't last nearly as long or deliver anything near the fuel economy.

  • NoGoYo NoGoYo on Dec 04, 2013

    Well I know enough to know that RPMs are what make power for many a naturally aspirated engine, and the Ferrari V8 makes as much power as it does because it revs so high. And hey, I'm not trying to be an expert...if I'm wrong, I'm wrong, and free knowledge is a damned useful thing. I probably learn more stuff that I actually care about on here than I do paying for college classes.

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    • Jz78817 Jz78817 on Dec 04, 2013

      @NoGoYo well then you can't hold up one engine as superior against another just based on numbers, or how its valves are opened. as far as Wankel engines go, their main benefit is a high power-to-weight ratio. otherwise they're terribly peaky and horribly inefficient. Not as bad as gas turbines, though.

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