2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Tears Up the 'Ring

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 might be looking to break some records.

The upcoming sports car has been spotted out on the Nürburgring conducting some high-speed testing and it’s likely that the American automaker is looking to set a record of some sort with the Corvette Z06. While it’s unlikely that the Z06 will break the Porsche 918 Spyder’s production lap record of 6:57, the Z06 could trump the former ZR1’s lap time of 7:19.63.

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At the very least, Chevrolet and its engineers will want to establish an official Nürburgring lap time for the Z06 and it wouldn’t be a surprise if it’s plenty faster than the C6 ZR1. The company has already confirmed in the past that the Z06 equipped with the Z07 Performance Package is faster than the ZR1 on most tracks, so it’s just a matter of time before we find out how the Z06 stacks up against past Corvette models.

Powering the Corvette Z06 is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 cranking 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque and will be heading to showrooms early next year priced from $78,995.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Auto Motive Auto Motive on Dec 02, 2014

    Sadly to say I will not buy a GM car until the quality issues internally are rectified. GM is building new models old models 24-7 and their quality is not just in question but continue recalls tells the whole story. Barra is like Sgt Shultz " I know nothing!" and it tells why they GM hired a women to head up the RECALL leader now at 30million for 2014. She needs to be hammered in the hearings and all of her emails from a decade ago brought into evidence that will show a smoking gun..she damn well knew of the problems with the ignition switch. I worked for big steel in project mgt and every damn problem associated with our company came to light in our meetings. She was an engineer and had privy from employees in other depts. and talked about what was happening internally. Lastly for the GM loyalists still buying GM products - you are half brains continually feeding the RECALL company saying its ok to have poor quality vehicles. Not just poor quality when its paint, or a non safety item but major items and recently headlights failing in night time driving. Just look at how many 2015 Cadillacs and corvettes how to be repaired before dealers could sell them. Once my vette is sold next year I will special order the hellcat Charger.

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