Chevy has announced that the 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe is now rolling off the assembly line at GM’s plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Chevy has announced that the 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe is now rolling off the assembly line at GM’s plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The first batch of the 650-horsepower Corvettes are expected to arrive in showrooms this week.
“It has been an incredible opportunity to work on Chevy’s most capable model,” said Jeff Lamarche, plant manager of General Motors’ Bowling Green Assembly plant, “It truly is an amazing car, and we’re thrilled to get them into the hands of our eager customers.”
The 2015 Corvette Z06 is powered by a new LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine with 650 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm – making the it the most powerful production car ever from General Motors. The Z06 reaches 60 mph in only 2.95 seconds when equipped with the available eight-speed automatic transmission – and achieves it in 3.2 seconds with the standard seven-speed manual transmission.
The new Corvette Z06 is the first Z06 to offer an available eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission and, thanks to a stronger aluminum frame, a removable roof panel. In addition, it is the first time since 1963 that the Z06 is available as a convertible – which will arrive in early 2015.
Pricing for the 2015 Corvette Z06 starts at $78,995 including destination, while the convertible model will start at $83,995.