Ok, we have to admit that we expected the 2015 Corvette Z06 to be fast but we didn’t now any official numbers. Until today, when the manufacturer revealed the fact that their new vehicle is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.95 seconds when using the new eight-speed paddle0shift automatic transmission.
When equipped with the standard seven-speed manual transmission, the 2015 Corvette Z06 is a little bit slower, as sprints from naught to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.2 seconds. In addition, the sports car runs the quarter mile in 10.95 seconds with the 8-speed automatic and in 11.2 seconds with the 7-speed manual.
Both models hit 127 mph or 205 km/h at the end of the quarter-mile. Still, the Corvette Z06 has also plenty of stopping power and can brake from 60 mph (96 km/h) in 99.6 feet or 30 meters. Corvette Z06 achieves 1.2 g in lateral acceleration, which is better than Corvette’s previous best 1.13 g.
For those who don’t know, the 2015 Corvette Z06 is powered by a 6.2-liter LT4 V8 engine that generates 625 hp (466 kW) and 861 Nm (635 lb-ft) of torque. The 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe will go on sale in early 2015 with a price tag of $78,995, while the Z06 Convertible will arrive in the second quarter with a price tag of $83,995.