Z06 fans: now you can have your cake and eat it, too. GM has released images of the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible. I think it is as beautiful as it is fast.
You’re looking at the most powerful convertible Chevrolet has ever built, and probably the most fun way to mess up your hair. When the 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe was introduced in Detroit in January, we went nuts because we’re pretty certain the C7 Z06 will elevate the high water mark of Corvette performance. As stiff as the aluminum structure is in the C7, I think a convertible makes sense. Almost 186,000 computational hours went into the development of the Corvette’s frame … translation: GM put a lot of thought into the C7 Corvette’s structure, so rest assured, this car’s got backbone. “The aluminum structure is 20 percent stiffer than the previous, fixed-roof Z06,” the GM press release says. The Z06 is going to be a great-handling convertible.
Chevrolet still quotes this car as having “at least 625 horsepower, and 635 pound-feet of torque,” but determining from the plaque in the picture below, it looks as though the Z06 will officially have 625 horsepower, and 635 pound-feet of torque. Click on the image for a larger view.
What do you think of that automatic transmission lever taking residence on a Z06’s center console? Cast your vote in the poll below.