NCM Bash Answers Few 2017 Corvette Z06 Questions, Speculation Begins

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At the National Corvette Museum’s Spring Bash this weekend, very few details were released by the folks within GM, but we did get news of a few cosmetic changes for the 2017 Z06. The confirmed news is that production for the 2017 Z06 starts in September, a few additional colors will be available, some interior things are being added, and the rocker skirt will be standard. When prodded about upgraded parts of a mechanical nature, GM’s Harlan Charles was only able to say, “That’s all I have today.”

On the forums, this has caused speculation to run wild. Most Corvette Forum members assume that a bump in power will come about in some way. Some suggest it may see a modest increase, others say it might go as far as stealing the Hellcat’s 707-horsepower title. Others are also suggesting that the car’s cooling system will see upgrades (and that’s not just talking about the radiator, as there’s a ton of stuff that needs active cooling).

Perhaps we weren’t given more information because the main focus was the Grand Sport, primarily that it will start at $66,445 for coupes and $70,445 for drop-tops. Or maybe GM is still deciding exactly what will go into the production 2017 Z06. Stay tuned for more news as we find out!

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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