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2015 Corvette Z06 Final Output Will Be 650HP

We got this leaked dyno chart from Jalopnik, which clearly shows the output curve of the upcoming 2015 Corvette Z06.

Maximum output: 650hp @ 6400rpm
Maximum torque: 650 lb-ft @ 3600rpm

Although the chart does not show, according to GM, the engine is even able to supply a torque of 457 lb-ft at idle – that is a lot of muscle to move a car.


Update 06/06: below is the official power chart from GM.


Official press release:

2015 Corvette Z06 Rated at 650 Horsepower
Supercharged LT4 V-8 engine is the most powerful ever from Chevrolet

DETROIT – The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of a few production cars available...

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Actually How Many People Lease Their Cars?

We always hear the idea of leasing cars, or maybe you are already leasing a car at this moment. There are also debates whether leasing or purchasing saves you more money. There is no absolute answer for this question because the final cost depends heavily on your income/expense/tax situations, therefore it is case by case.

In US, since you do not own the title of the leased car (the leasing company that owns the tile), this is classified as an operating lease...

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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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2015 Corvette Stingray Option Guide Available for Download

Today GM released the 2015 Corvette’s option guide. Although there is no pricing yet, you can get a glance of how your Corvette can be optioned.

Note that the GM developed 8-speed transmission is available for all trims. For this new transmission we welcome you to take a look at our comprehensive technical review.

For your easy reading, we have compiled the option guide into one PDF file, which can be downloaded here.

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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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