2015 Corvette Z06

2015 Corvette Z06

GM released the info we have all been waiting for, what is the Z06 power specs going to be? Wait no more for the 2015 model Corvette Z06 is pumping out a staggering 600 plus horsepower, 650HP to be exact all thanks to the new LT4 power plant, I love the smell of horsepower and torque in the morning!

The Z06’s power plant is equipped with GM’s LT4 supercharged 6.2 liter V8 producing a SAE certified 650 HP and 650 lo-fi of torque. Steve Kiefer, GM Powertrain Engineering Vice president stated,” The LT4 Small Block sets a new benchmark for power and torque at GM and the engine also puts the new Corvette Z06 on par with the most powerful supercars offered in America, while delivering performance with impeccable manners that make it suitable for daily driving”.

To place things into perspective, the new Z06 is a torque monster with 457 lb-ft just off idle and it starts delivering the full beans of 650lb-ft of torque at around 2,800 to 5,400 rpm. Compare that to the V-12-powered Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, for example, the F12 produces about 28 percent less torque than the Z06, despite offering about 12 percent more horsepower – and its peak torque isn’t achieved until 6,000 rpm. The comparison doesn’t stop there, the Z06 eclipses the Porsche 911 Turbo S engine’s peak power levels by 90 horsepower and 134 lb-ft of torque.

Compared to the previous iteration of the Z06, the new Z06 engine produces 40 percent more peak torque (180 lb-ft)  than the previous-generation’s 7.0L LS7 engine and 7.5 percent more than the supercharged 2013 Corvette ZR1’s 604 lb-ft. At 3,200 rpm, the new LT4 surpasses the LS7 by 208 lb-ft of torque. On the horsepower side of the graph, the LT4’s 650-hp rating is 29 percent greater than the LS7’s 505 horsepower and 12 horses more than the ZR1’s LS9 engine.

With all that said and done, one thing for sure the new 2015 Corvette Z06 better turn over a 3 second 0-60 time. If not, there will be a lot of shocked faces in the crowd while the crickets play.

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One Response to 2015 Corvette Z06

  1. Thiz iz all I want, I ain’t asking for to much.

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