Make no mistake about it, Corvette buyers still crave a lot of the hard-core traditional performance stuff that has always defined the sports car, even when opting for the new Corvette Stingray. Amid the growing trend among carmakers to do away with the traditional stick shift in sports cars, GM says 40 percent of new Stingray buyers are opting for the manual transmission.
The video after the jump is a one-minute and thirty-three-second clip of the new Z06 Convertible starting up that I’m betting will have a few people dreaming of hitting the lottery. It certainly has me thinking of some ways I can come up with the cash to buy one. The sound of a C7 Corvette Z06 is a much-needed morphine shot to quell the pain of the world’s four-cylinder, commuter-car cacophony. I’ve already replayed the video ten times to keep my fix alive.
Evidently, the team at Chevy has no plans on slowing the momentum it’s been gaining with the C7. Then again, why should they? Less than a couple of weeks after debuting that hot new convertible Z06 everyone has been raving over, the carmaker announces that it will also be offering two more limited design packages.
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.
Corvette Racing roars into Long Beach this weekend for the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase with one nice win already under its belt. The team, looking to find its groove for the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, was recently named RACER Magazine’s 2013 Team of the Year in worldwide motorsports. The editorial team of the popular racing publication selected Corvette Racing for the award based on the team’s winning the 2013 American Le Mans Series GT championship.