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Price Released: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

We got the first hand information about the MSRP of the 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06. Details as follow:

1YZ07 Corvette Z06 Coupe: $78,000
1YZ67 Corvette Z06 Convertible: $83,000
Destination: $995

2LZ Z06 Equipment Group 1YZ07/1YZ67: $3,270
3LZ Z06 Preferred Equipment Group 1YZ07/1YZ67: $8,650

Z07 – Performance Package: $7,995, includes:
(J57) 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, carbon ceramic brakes
(FE7) Z07 suspension with Magnetic Selective Ride Control
(XFM) front P285/30ZR19 and rear P335/25ZR20 Michelin Pilot
Super Sport Cup 2 summer-only run flat tires and level 3 Aero Package
Requires CFZ or CFV

CFV – Carbon Fiber Ground Effects Package: $3,995
includes visible carbon...

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z06 Order Guide Leaked (08/20 Updated with Official Specs)

Even though the pricing for the 2015 Corvette Z06 is not available at this moment, a lot of interested buyers have put their names on their local Chevy dealership’s waiting list. As far as I know in major metro areas, some dealership’s list has hundreds of people’s name on it. People just simply want to buy the 650-hp  Z06 regardless what will the MSRP be (with so many people on the waiting list, it is impossible to buy the Z06 under MSRP at this moment), or what options they can opt for.


Today comes news for the Z06 enthusiasts: the official 2015 model year Corvette order guide leaked out today, and it includes the Z06 models...

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Will The C8 Chevrolet Corvette Be Mid-Engined?

Today there was a rumor that surfaced online that the next generation Corvette may have a mid-engine layout, or will have a mid-engined variant.

First let’s make it clear that Chevrolet does produce a mid-engined Corvette. However, here “a mid-engined Corvette” means Chevy actually only made one unit of such a Corvette, which is the Corvette Daytona Prototype, which Chevrolet created specifically for the 2012 Daytona race. Below are images of this Corvette.

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Corvette Daytona Prototype is not a production car, and Chevrolet has no plan to make it a production car, plain and simple.

The fact is, beginning 3 generations earlier – starting from C4, before every new generat...

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Next Generation Corvette (C8) May Use Hybrid Powertrain

Insider news about GM leaked today indicates the next generation of Corvette (termed C8), may has an option of hybrid powertrain.

We all know that the biggest bottleneck of the internal combustion engine is its torque delivery. No matter how flat the torque curve it can achieve, it will never match the level that maximum torque at zero rpm, which is a special characteristic of the electric motor.

Therefore, adding an electric motor into the powertrain not only can enhance the car’s mpg, but most importantly it will significantly benefit the car’s acceleration performance...

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List: Cars whose engine and transmission are not bolted together

Nowadays, cars usually have their engine bolted to transmission together directly, because it is easy to implement and saves costs. For some sports cars which seek to have a better weight distribution, the engine and transmission are located in different section of the car body, therefore requires an extra solid torque tube to connect them. This is an exotic design, for example, the below image shows the LFA’s torque tube.


But please do not misunderstand that this is a requirement for a good sports car...

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