2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – BESTTECHCARS.COM – The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is believed to outrun the track record holder the ZR1 since the prototype broke the record with only 0.1 second. It comes with a new supercharged 6.2-liter V8 called the LT4 which is the first car carry the engine in Chevy lineups. The initial engine output is estimated for about 625 hp and 635 lb-ft of torque. The only way to meet this kind of power with a normally aspirated engine is by cycle it to more than 7,000 rpm. However, using the Active Fuel Management hardware alone that raises valve train weight is not possible so it require the final calibration of the LT4 to beat the ZR1’s LS9 engine.
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The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 engine will shares its aluminum block with the Stingray’s LT1 engine but the LT4 use a low-inertia, low-profile Eaton supercharger under its V. Its intercooler blocks are smaller than those in the LS9 and are wrapped outside the supercharger. Their size increase additional contact surface allows them to be more efficient. The engine is simply 1 inch taller than the LT1 while its 9.5 psi peak boost is lower than the 9.7 psi LS9 with its compression of 10.0:1.
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 utilize either 7-speed manual from the Stingray and a fresh 8-speed automatic by GM. a dual-clutch transmission in the rear-mounted transaxle space handle the torque while the torque converter lets more forceful cylinder deactivation by improving drivability when in 4-cylinder mode. The automatic transmission has the same size with the six-speed, but its 8 pounds lighter due to aluminum and magnesium application. The Z06 will be one of the most efficient supercars with new cylinder deactivation that offer 5 percent more efficient.
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 package include Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber up front and out back as well as carbon-ceramic brake rotors with 15.7 inches diameter in front. They help to reduce 23 pounds per car lighter than the standard iron rotors. Carbon fiber material includes all detachable roof panel, hood, and ground effects pieces. The carbon-fiber parts linking the engine to the transmission are the major weight-saving portion. The piece sustains drivetrain and chassis loads that important to define structure and drivability of the car. Unfortunately, those improvement still make the new model is heavier than the outgoing ZR1. Aero treatments include a modest front splitter and rear spoiler, increase the size of the front splitter, the addition of vertical winglets, and add rocker-panel extensions and modification to the rear spoiler help to make the car to have more down force than any GM car. New aggressive grille allows great air flow. The scooped ducts on top of the fenders feed wider rear-quarter panels for larger transmission and differential coolers. The front brakes get cooling air from keen brake ducts in the grille as well as scoops in the rear fenders.
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 gets optional competition sport seats of draped leather surfaces and finest materials similar to a Stingray. There will be one new blue interior color paired to distinctive three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel which is exclusive to the Stingray.
The price of 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is the biggest news. Although GM has not announced the pricing, but it is expected the cost will be comparable to the current Z06 or about $77,000.