Stock 2015 Corvette Z06 Makes 585 HP/617 lb-ft at the Wheels
First thing’s first: we know the 2015 Corvette Z06 in bone-stock form makes 585 horsepower and 617 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Why do we know this? Vengeance Racing just got their hands on a brand-new 2015 Corvette Z06. They are the first tuner we know of to do so, and they immediately got the car on the dyno once they got it back to the shop. But it’s what they did before they drove the car off the lot that has a lot of people going crazy on Facebook right now.
The first three miles they put on the car were three miles standing still. That’s because the first three miles Vengeance Racing put on their brand-new Z06 were all burnout miles. Check out their break-in procedure in the video below.
While that may not be the proper way to break in your new Z06, as far as the Internet is concerned, that is THE PROPER WAY to break in your Z06.
This fearless break-in procedure is the reason that I proclaim the Vengeance Racing Corvette Z06 this week’s Corvette of the Week.
Now, back to those dyno numbers. They were measured after a 20-mile drive from the dealership to the Vengeance Racing shop. Calculating for a 15-percent driveline loss, a Corvette Z06 producing 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque at the crank should be making 552 hp and 552 lb-ft of torque at the wheels.
At a 10-percent driveline loss it’s 585 horsepower and 585 lb-ft of torque. Either way you look at it, Vengeance Racing’s 585/617 dyno reading is a great result for a motor that hasn’t had a chance to loosen up yet … or maybe doing a massive burnout before you drive off the lot is a good way to break in a Z06.