2015 Corvette Z06 to Debut Massive Horsepower, Torque at 2014 Detroit Auto Show

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2015 corvette z06 to debut massive horsepower torque at 2014 detroit auto show

When the 2015 Corvette Z06 debuts at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show next week, it will do so with enough firepower to level the playing field while throwing massive tree stumps at the competition.

How much? Try 620 horses charging out of the gate with 650 lb-ft of redwood-caber tossing torque, courtesy of the new Z06’s supercharged LT4 V8. The figures would put the 2015 model over the previous Z06’s stats by 115 ponies and 180 lb-ft of torque from its naturally aspirated 7-liter, and the ZR1 by 46 lb-ft.

As for how the info got out: Metadata. A Jalopnik reader googled for information regarding the Z06, bringing up a search result whose meta description spelled out what the new Corvette would be packing under the hood; General Motors has since rewritten the description, omitting the leaked figures.

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  • FreedMike FreedMike on Jan 08, 2014

    How much does a healthy kidney fetch on the black market these days?

  • Redshift Redshift on Jan 08, 2014

    Wow. The timing is just about right for me to save up for a lightly used one right as my mid-life crisis will appear on the horizon.

    • Bunkie Bunkie on Jan 08, 2014

      The chances of the Venn diagram for the combination of "lightly used" and Z06 having any intersecting area are best expressed with scientific notation using a very large negative exponent.

  • KixStart KixStart on Jan 08, 2014

    An engine that size must throw off a great deal of heat, making this a great car for Minnesota this week.

  • Bikegoesbaa Bikegoesbaa on Jan 09, 2014

    Drat that EPA for forcing these neutered, no-power, environmentally-friendly cars on us!