The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 cracks 60 in less than three seconds

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is expected to be bat-crap insane fast. How fast exactly? Well, General Motors published the official factory performance numbers for the new Z06 and here’s what’s up.

For starters, from a standstill using launch control with the eight-speed automatic transmission, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette zips past the 60 mph traps in just 2.95 seconds. Opting for the seven-speed manual reduces the time to 3.2 seconds, which still isn’t exactly slow. Should you be interested in racing for pinks, the Z06 is said to zoom through the quarter-mile in just 10.95 seconds at 127 mph, and 11.2 seconds with the manual.

General Motors also claims the new Z06 is the fastest vehicle to lap its own 2.9-mile road course in Milford, a full-second faster faster than the last Corvette ZR-1’s record to be exact. And let’s not forget, the Z06 only costs less than $80,000 to boot and already, it’s capable of outrunning a Ferrari 458 Italia in the straights.

Talk about a performance bargain.

For the press release, check it out below.

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Corvette Z06 Sprints to 60 mph in Less than 3 Seconds
New eight-speed automatic enables 2.95-sec. 0-60 time, 10.95-sec. quarter-mile

DETROIT – The performance of the all-new, 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 establishes it as one of the most capable vehicles on the market – and one of the few to achieve sub-3-second 0-60 performance and a sub-11-second quarter-mile time.

“The Corvette has long been known as America’s sports car,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development. “With the capability of the new Z06 rivaling the best performance cars in the world, we will also be America’s Supercar.”

The Corvette Z06 accelerates from a rest to 60 mph in only 2.95 seconds when equipped with the all-new, available eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission – and achieves it in 3.2 seconds with the standard seven-speed manual transmission.

A quarter-mile sprint takes just 10.95 seconds with the eight-speed automatic and 11.2 seconds with the seven-speed manual. With both versions, the Corvette Z06 hits 127 mph at the end of the quarter-mile.

When it comes to braking performance, the Z06 can stop from 60 mph in only 99.6 feet. That’s the best braking performance of any production car GM has ever tested. Additionally, the Corvette Z06 achieves 1.2 g in lateral acceleration, well beyond the Corvette’s previous best 1.13 g.

The new Z06 is also the fastest production car ever tested at GM’s 2.9-mile Milford Road Course, beating the record set by the Corvette ZR1 by a full second.

All test results were achieved with Z06 coupes fitted with the Z07 Performance package, which adds Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. The Z07 package also features the most aggressive aerodynamic package available on the Corvette Z06, which delivers the most downforce of any production car GM has ever tested.

“The defining aspect of driving the Z06 is seamless integration of power, technology and aerodynamics,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. “As a result, the Z06 delivers ferocious acceleration, tenacious handling, and high-speed stability that few cars can match.”

It is the first Corvette Z06 with a supercharged engine – SAE certified at 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque – and the first with an available eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. Performance-enhancing Magnetic Ride Control and Performance Traction Management are standard, and the award-winning, industry-first Performance Data Recorder is available.

The 2015 Corvette Z06 coupe goes on sale in in early 2015 priced at $78,995, including destination charge, while the Z06 convertible goes on sale in the second quarter, priced at $83,995.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

 

– By: Chris Chin

Chris Chin

Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech Freelance Automotive Journalist / Editor / Photographer

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