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Chevrolet has finally taken the cover off of the 2015 Corvette Z06 and it looks amazing.
Under the hood is a new LT4 6.2 L supercharged that Chevy says will make at least 625 hp and 635 lb-ft. Buyers will have a choice two transmissions in the Z06, a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. Standard on all Z06’s is GM’s magnetic ride control and an electronic limited slip differential. To get the power to the ground, Michelin had to design a custom set of tires for the car. Standard Z06s come with Pilot Sports while those opting for the Z07 performance package receive barley legal Michelin Sport Cup tires. Both trim packages come massively wide 335 width rear tires.
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Braking is equally substantial as standard cars will come with front rotors measuring over 14 and a half inches while the ZO7 performance package adds carbon ceramic brake rotors measuring 15.5-inches.
The fenders on the Z06 have been flared out 2.2-inches up front and 3.15-inches in rear. To keep things in proportion though, items like the hood vents and rear taillights are also place further apart to keep the Z06 from having an awkward too-wide look. For the first time ever, the Z06 is now a targa as well since the basic Corvette structure does not include any middle roof rails.
And then there is the aerodynamics. Three different aero packages will be available on the Z06 ranging from mild to ridiculously wild. Z07 equipped cars like the one behind me features a large front splitter, deep side spats and a larger, adjustable rear spoiler featuring a see-through center section.
Inside, the Z06 will also receive a unique flat bottom steering wheel, a new optional blue color scheme and few other design revisions.
GALLERY: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Live Photos
GALLERY: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
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