2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible to debut at 2014 New York Auto Show

 

Check out the new 2015 Corvette Z06 convertible which is to debut at 2014 New York Auto Show.

Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter said – “Until recently it was not possible to create a lightweight, open-roof structure strong enough to cope with the braking, cornering and acceleration of Corvette’s top performance models,The frame for the Z06 convertible leverages advancements in computer-aided engineering, metallurgy and manufacturing techniques — many of which were not available just five years ago.”

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible Specs:

  • The aluminum chassis is 20 percent stiffer than the previous Corvette Z06.
    it needed no structural reinforcements to lose the top
  • The thick fabric top is offered in four colors
  • Features a glass rear window and folds down while driving at speeds of up to 30 mph
  • Trans and differential coolers are relocated to the under-body due to power top mechanism
  • New LT4 6.2-liter supercharged V8 Engine(625 hp and 635 lb-ft of torque)
  • Direct injection, Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing
  • Seven-speed manual transmission is standard and eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters is optional
  • Has octo-trans with four gearsets and five clutches
  • There is Launch control, Chevy’s Performance Traction Management system and an electronic limited-slip differential
  • Will be offered in three basic configurations:
    • The standard Z06 features the front splitter, spats around the front wheel openings, a unique carbon fiber hood and rear spoilers.
    • The carbon fiber aero package adds a carbon fiber front splitter with winglets, carbon fiber rocker panels and a large rear spoiler with a fixed wickerbill.
    • The Z07 package adds larger winglets and an adjustable center section on the rear spoiler.
  • Price is not announced(our guess starting around $80,000)