LEAKED: 2015 Corvette Z06 to have 620 Horsepower, 650 lb-ft of Torque
As we reported yesterday, Chevrolet will be live streaming the official reveal of the 2015 Corvette Z06 at the North American International Auto Show on Monday morning beginning with a special event at 9:30 am EST. A special live stream page is already live and we checked it out yesterday like good CorvetteBloggers do.
But it seems that our friends at Jalopnik have just found something very interesting on Google relating to the 2015 Corvette Z06 and that offical live stream page. If you search Google with the keywords “Chevrolet Z06 Supercar Reveal”, the results shows the website to the Corvette Z06 Reveal page that was made public yesterday, but the meta data on the page spills the beans:
With 620 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most advanced Corvette ever made. Read more about Chevy’s supercar here.
Website meta data is text hidden in the HTML code of websites and is used to tell search engines what the description and keywords of that page is. Unfortuately for Chevrolet, the reveal page for the 2015 Corvette Z06 lists the performance stats as 620 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
Now we know why Chevrolet is calling the 2015 Corvette Z06 “the most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features” when it announced last month that it would unveil the performance car at NAIAS.
We’ve speculated the C7 Z06 to come in around 600+ horsepower but I don’t anyone expected 650 lb-ft of torque. After all, the 2013 ZR1 comes in at 609 lb-ft of torque while the previous generation’s 7.0L LS7 powered Z06 is rated at 470 lb-ft of torque.
Although these performance numbers are leaked from an official Chevrolet website, chances are they could be slightly different when the rumored LT4 supercharged engine is officially certified by SAE. We saw that with the Corvette Stingray earlier this year.
The official reveal for the 2015 Corvette Z06, along with Corvette Racing’s C7.R will happen next Monday at 10 am EST. Join the fun by tuning into Chevrolet.com/Z06Reveal beginning at 9:30 am EST for a special event and then watch the reveals following.
Chevrolet has already changed the meta data of the page. It now reads “The 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most advanced Corvette ever made. Read more about Chevy’s supercar here.” The new description is now updated on Google as well. Glad I grabbed those screen shots when I did!