The 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition takes inspiration from the look of Chevy's venerable endurance racer. In limited numbers later this year, it's going to bring some of that motorsports style to the road.
It's the battle we've all been waiting for as the ultimate versions of America's most legendary sports cars finally line up on the drag strip in this latest video to see which can clock the better quarter-mile time.
The first examples of the new Ford Shelby GT350R, Chevy Corvette Z06 Convertible and Cadillac CTS-V donated by their manufacturers have brought in millions for charity at Barrett-Jackson's 2015 Scottsdale auction.
We drive the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – for two days, through hundreds of miles of desert and lap after lap on the racing circuit – and come away amazed. Clocking performance, panache and value, this 650-horsepower monster might just be the best Corvette that's ever been.
Jay Leno gets to have an impromptu meeting with the California police after a high-speed blast in the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible that he's driving for this week's Jay Leno's Garage. Leno might wish this one was a manual, but dropping the top really lets him hear that supercharged V8 roar.
Now that 2014 is officially in the books, it's time to look ahead. We're now setting our sights at the hot new metal that's coming our way in 2015, and here are the cars we're most looking forward to driving.
Someone took a 2015 Corvette Z06 with the seven-speed-manual to Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, and blasted it down through the quarter mile. It's first run: an 11.7 at 120.54 mph, just 0.5 seconds over the time listed on its Chevrolet spec sheet.
Pretty much right on schedule, Chevrolet has begun shipping the very first customer examples of its 650-horsepower, supercharged Corvette Z06. In fact, according to General Motors, the earliest Z06s could be in customer hands by the end of this week.
The new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is capable of some absolutely wild metrics. Want proof? Carlos Lago from Motor Trend is here to break it all down. 60 miles per hour? 3.2 seconds. 60 to 0? 91 feet. Lateral acceleration? A staggering 1.16g, a figure that is the highest MT has ever recorded for a vehicle that isn't a race car.