The new Z06 Corvette, this is serious! With 659 hp, it attacks the super-sports competition. But upon request, the US knows to be very soft. The figures for the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C7) Coupe:
Engine: 6.2-liter V8 (659 hp, 881 Nm at 3600 r / min.) Rear Wheel Drive Transmission: manual or 7-speed automatic transmission with 8 reports) Performance: 0-100 km / h in 3.8 seconds, top speed of 315 km / h Dimensions: weight from 1598 kg load capacity 425 liters normalized consumption: 12.4 liters per 100 km Price: from CHF 124 900 (base: 466 hp, from CHF 900.- 94) To flatter the ego, you will pay CHF 1300.- more: for the Z06 to be launched in spring, Chevrolet also offers to start Plant the front camera, filming the journey as a GoPro and enriches the video via data such as speed, acceleration force and more. A good mood generator gadget somewhat paradoxical because the Z06 does not usually stay behind. We bet you can do it all?
The Z06 is also convertible.
First things first. Right out of the C6, competitors usually much more expensive had to get used to seeing it evolve sweeper fireball red area on the race track. Now it is the turn of the C7 - and not a little : with its compressor, the Z06 (the name comes from a 1963 equipment code, now replaced by a performance pack called Z07) pump 659 hp small-block V8 6.2-liter direct injection. However, it is less radical: you can now opt for an automatic transmission and a Targa roof or soft top instead of a solid roof. We bet we can make larger? The style is a matter of taste so if this fireball of 4.49 m long leaves you cold, you can try your luck at Dacia. The muscular rear end with its well-marked fire touches almost obscenity. Of course, inside so do not expect a Porsche quality, but rather to a Lexus quality: apart from a few pieces of hard plastic, everything is solid, the seats are excellent and the space under the tailgate (coupé) is generous. We bet we can do more?
A real star: with the Z06, any journey becomes an event - if desired.
Start, listen purring V8 engine and put the full throttle: 881 Nm assure you a rush of adrenaline sacred. Wow, it scours! If the GT-R is the Playstation and the 911 highway, the Z06 is a horseback ride across the prairie. As required by the folklore, it gives wild tunes - but to do his show: everything the precise air, seriously perfect. The compressor does not move an inch before the 659 hp will propel the race car without mercy. Maybe its 4x4 competitors start faster, but the Corvette deploys its power while relaxation. We bet you can do both? The big difference between travel and carriage racing machine is particularly impressive.
During our test drive near Las Vegas, we first baladons quietly and comfortably "Tour" mode. Then, shortly after, a Nevada race track, we roaring V8 modes in "Sport" and "Track" (there are a total of 5 modes and five sub-modes) and appreciate the perfect balance and traction flawless. The management also becomes, ultra-precise (but not without a bit of his own). Of course, you can draw black lines. But it is no longer required: the Z06 is now a true precision instrument. Competition from the Corvette Z06: Audi R8 - Almost a Italian Honda NSX - Honda is back! Ferrari 458 Speciale - Cavallino al arrabiata We bet that we can do less?
6.2-liter muscle await you under the hood.
Our verdict: great! If the C6 Z06 and ZR1 still had an appearance a little too exuberant, the C7-Z06 seems to come from a single mold. Two cars in one: a luxury vehicle with performance in length and particularly in width at a level which should scare the Porsche.
By Timothy Pfannkuchen