The LT4 engine powering the new Z06 will be one of hell of a monster. In fact, Jordan Lee, chief engineer for the new Z06 engine, says the LS9 is no match for the LT4.
A quick rundown comparing the Z06’s power and pricing against other formidable rivals paints a picture depicting a lot of bang for the buck.
It appears the new Z06 is going to come in as the heaviest Corvette ever at 3,524 lbs. for the coupe. Compare that with 3,175 lbs. for the 2013 Z06. That’s a difference of 349 lbs.
This latest news is confirmation that the new Z06’s eight-speed automatic transmission will shift faster and smoother than the dual-clutch automatic in the Porsche 911 Turbo S.
The fact that the ‘Vette is even considered a serious contender now among these much pricier heavyweights says a lot.