2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Convertible Unveiled Ahead of its Debut in NY

We’re just a few days away from the kick off the 2014 New York Auto Show and Chevy has unveiled the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible, which will debut at the show.

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We’re just a few days away from the kick off the 2014 New York Auto Show and Chevy has unveiled the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible, which will debut at the show.
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Chevy hasn’t built a Corvette Z06 Convertible since 1963 when the Z06 option package was introduced for endurance racing. Chevy hasn’t built a Corvette Z06 Convertible since the one that it sole in 1963 because “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,” said Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter. “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.”

Related: 2015 Chevy Corvette Gets a New Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission

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According to Chevy, the aluminum structure is 20 percent stiffer than the previous, fixed-roof Z06. As there are no structural reinforcements needed for the Z06 Convertible, its curb weight is nearly identical to the Z06 Coupe. The Z06 Convertible is almost identical to the Z06 Coupe and its top can also open or close on the go, at speeds of up to 30 mph.

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The Z06 Convertible is powered by the same supercharged 6.2L V8 as the Coupe. With 625 horsepower, and 635 pound-feet of torque, the Z06 is also the most powerful convertible ever produced by Chevy.

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Source: Chevy