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Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« on: January 13, 2014, 01:14:11 pm »


The all-new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 comes packed with style and substance.

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 01:37:47 pm »
This car....  :drool:

Keep the change you filthy animal.

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014, 01:47:08 pm »
A Couple errors, Jacob. It's 60% stiffer than the old on - 20% stiffer with the roof off.

Highest stage is called the Z07 not the C07.

Some pics of the silver one @ the show.






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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 02:14:44 pm »
But it's not a Toyota or Honda....

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2014, 02:26:50 pm »
But it's not a Toyota or Honda....

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 02:46:26 pm »
But it's not a Toyota or Honda....

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 02:47:42 pm »
So Vman, I assume your down payment is already on its way?? ;D

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014, 02:51:58 pm »
So Vman, I assume your down payment is already on its way?? ;D

God, I wish.

I'll be sure to get Snowman to take a picture of me humping it next week.

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2014, 02:53:14 pm »
So Vman, I assume your down payment is already on its way?? ;D

God, I wish.

I'll be sure to get Snowman to take a picture of me humping it next week.

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014, 02:54:27 pm »
I always have to shake my head when I see cars roped off at shows. It's just a car FFS...not the Mona Lisa.   A few finger prints wouldn't be the end of the world.  ::)
So, why can't the Germans make electronics work in cars?

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2014, 02:56:07 pm »
I always have to shake my head when I see cars roped off at shows. It's just a car FFS...not the Mona Lisa.   A few finger prints wouldn't be the end of the world.  ::)

Yeah, but if it's Vmango around they might have to be concerned with a little more than finger prints... :P

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2014, 03:03:39 pm »
RLX SH-AWD as my daily driver and a Z06 for weekends?  :rofl:

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2014, 03:06:07 pm »
Why oh why do they equip a vehicle like this with fuel saving technology like cylinder / supercharger deactivation? 
Is it because of the mandate to lower fleet fuel consumption? 

Yeah, I see it on V8 trucks for highway cruising, but this?  Why so many questions?

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2014, 03:08:12 pm »
Why oh why do they equip a vehicle like this with fuel saving technology like cylinder / supercharger deactivation? 
Is it because of the mandate to lower fleet fuel consumption? 

Yeah, I see it on V8 trucks for highway cruising, but this?  Why so many questions?

CAFE and to make some people sleep better at night....

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2014, 03:20:03 pm »
A Couple errors, Jacob. It's 60% stiffer than the old on - 20% stiffer with the roof off.

Highest stage is called the Z07 not the C07.

Right you are!
C was a typo, I got it right in the other 10 places - again, where is the sheepish emoticon?
The 40% was from my notes from the December preview - teach me to write from the preview presentation and not check the press release!

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2014, 03:25:17 pm »
Why oh why do they equip a vehicle like this with fuel saving technology like cylinder / supercharger deactivation? 
Is it because of the mandate to lower fleet fuel consumption? 

Yeah, I see it on V8 trucks for highway cruising, but this?  Why so many questions?

Yup. Every tenth of a L is going to count. Trucks are starting to feel it too. Ford is pushing weight loss and turbo 6s, Ram with the new small diesel and so on. Everyone is adding gears, 8 for Ram, 9 or 10 in the upcoming Ford/GM transmission.
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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2014, 03:32:04 pm »
A Couple errors, Jacob. It's 60% stiffer than the old on - 20% stiffer with the roof off.

Highest stage is called the Z07 not the C07.

Right you are!
C was a typo, I got it right in the other 10 places - again, where is the sheepish emoticon?
The 40% was from my notes from the December preview - teach me to write from the preview presentation and not check the press release!


Autos should have sent me

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2014, 03:33:28 pm »
Why oh why do they equip a vehicle like this with fuel saving technology like cylinder / supercharger deactivation? 
Is it because of the mandate to lower fleet fuel consumption? 

Yeah, I see it on V8 trucks for highway cruising, but this?  Why so many questions?

Like the Stingray, the cylinder deactivation is only if you use "Eco mode," otherwise it doesn't get used in the other modes.

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2014, 03:57:33 pm »
To be honest, I'd be perfectly happy with a regular C7, but since I'm just dreaming anyway, HELL YES to the new Z06!

It may be different in flesh, but the interior still looks like it's on par with the best of 'em yet.

I'll visit a local Chevy dealer just to sit in one of these for fun :)

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Re: Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
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Feeling brave? Feeling lucky, punk? Think you can wrestle all that torque? Well then, you may have a seven-speed manual – but be sure to do your leg presses beforehand, that clutch is bound to be heavy.

Not necessarily true.  If it is designed properly, it shouldn't require a crazy amount of pedal effort.  The clutch in my 300ZX is rated to take up to 700lb-ft of torque and it feels as light as the stock clutch.  Of course, I'm only doing a paltry 530 lb-ft on my race fuel tune, 480 lb-ft on my pump 94 fuel tune.

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The Z07 package adds Ceramic breaks, and stickier Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 run-flat tires (compared to the base Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires).

Isn't it brakes?

Sounds like an awesome car.  Not sure if it would be worth the extra coin versus a regular model.  For me, a regular model with a dry sump would be a great weekend warrior track car.