The only production cars that will offer more horsepower than the new 2015 Corvette Z06 will be a handful of exotics, most of which cost over a million dollars.
Chevrolet has just revealed the official specs on its new LT4 supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with a rating of 650 hp at 6400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque at 3600 rpm.
Compared to a Ferrari F12 the Z06 does make 12 percent less horsepower, but it also makes 28 percent more torque even though it’s torque doesn’t fully come on until 6,000 rpm.
Compared to the Porsche 911 Turbo S, the Z06 makes 90 more horsepower and 134 lb-ft more of torque. Stacked up to the previous Z06, the new model makes 40 percent more torque, while it even delivers 7.5 percent more than the ZR1.
“The LT4 small block sets a new benchmark for power and torque at GM,” said Steve Kiefer, vice president, GM Powertrain Engineering. “The engine also puts the new Corvette Z06 on par with the most powerful supercars offered in America, while delivering performance with impeccable manners that make it suitable for daily driving.”
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