2015 Corvette Z06: Chevy’s Most Powerful ConvertibleBy: Ashley Olds - April 13, 2014
’tis the season to be breezin’ down winding roads – radio up and top down – in your convertible.
Just in time for these warm weather fantasies, Chevy lovers will get a chance to see the new 2015 Corvette Z06 convertible as General Motors Co. debuts it at the New York International Auto Show next week.
Earlier this year, the Corvette Z06 coupe was displayed at the Detroit Auto Show – and compared to the coupe, the 2015 Corvette Z06 convertible does indeed share some superficial similarities. There are the carbon fiber accents, extra cooling parts, similar fender and spoiler designs, and even an interior that is described as looking not terribly unique from the coupe’s.
However, the new Z06 Corvette convertible sounds like it certainly packs a punch from its LT4 6.2-litersupercharged V-8 engine. While precise specifications have yet to be released, expectations are that the transmission options will include a seven-speed manual as well as a new eight-speed automatic alternative. With at least 625 horsepower and 635 foot-pounds of torque, it’s said to be the most powerful convertible Chevy’s created to date. Another fun fact for Corvette fans is that it’s also the first Z06 convertible Chevy’s done since 1963.
GM’s global product development head, Mark Reuss, said in his released statement, that: “The Z06 Convertible is a world-class supercar in every sense.” He went to add:
“Only a handful of convertibles in the world bring more than 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Even fewer can match the advanced technologies, aerodynamic design, and visceral driving experience of the Z06 Convertible.”