2015 Corvette Z06 to Top Viper With 650-HP

2015 Corvette Z06 to Top Viper With 650-HP

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.

Perhaps more impressive than the outright numbers are the torque stats. Not only will it deliver 625 lb-ft of torque at just 2800 rpm it actually delivers 457 lb-ft from idle. Yes, idle!2015 Corvette Z06

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.”

GALLERY: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06


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  • Forzd

    Hey, where’s the Shelby Mustang? 662 hp

  • Benjamin Kreitzinger

    Exactly Forzd. Why is Ford continually skipped in these lists?

  • Ibn Faqir Al Comilla

    because it is a modified version of a normal car. the cars on the list are stand alone and modified versions of something else

  • Chokolate_Sushi

    No, the Z06 is a modified version of a standard car. It’s because these are all 2015 model year cars. For 2015, there will be no Shelby GT500.

  • JBsC6

    Awesome new corvette

  • Richard Joash Tan

    that is because the 2.7 ecoboost will replace the shelby next year

  • Guest

    Nice Car, but not a sport Car The GT40 that was Ford Sport Car.

  • Luis R. Valle

    Cool car, but not a sport car. The GT40 Now that is a Ford Sport Car!

  • chugcatsts

    And when was the last time you pulled up beside a GT-40. I have a 2009 Hatchback with the standard LS3 automatic and brother when you get on it it is quick. I have had four CORVETTES over the past 40 years. I have taken every one to to the drag strip just to see what it runs. My 2005 Convertible LS2 automatic ran a 12.9 @ 107. This one ran 12.2 @ 111 MPH. 99% of today’s drivers can’t get insurance on a Z06 because the are so fast. I just had a Mobil 1 oil and filter change at the dealership, it cost $79.95.

  • J Mac

    And how the F is a 650 HP Corvette NOT a Sports Car? Did you see the track test these guys did of it? It was almost as fast as an Audi R8! http://www.autoguide.com/manufacturer/chevrolet/2014-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-z51-track-test-3943.html

  • Rickers

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