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Trevor Collett | Dec, 06 2013 | 1 Comment

Chevrolet has attempted to steal a small slice of the new Ford Mustang's thunder this week, releasing a single teaser image of its 2014 Corvette Z06 hero.

The teaser image reveals front quarter panel and door styling details, along with a fat Michelin tyre hugging a wheel with a considerable diameter.

The US carmaker isn’t giving much away, other than to state the obvious by saying the next Z06 (not ‘Z07’, as previously rumoured) will be the “most capable Corvette ever”.

For that statement to be true, the Z06 will need to beat Chevrolet’s current benchmark in the Corvette Stingray.

The Stingray’s 6.2 litre direct-injection V8 produces 339kW and 624Nm of torque whilst a sports exhaust package will add 5kW and 6Nm to those figures respectively. Around 428Nm of torque is available as low as 1000RPM.

The Z06 will likely feature the same seven-speed rev-matched manual transmission and six-speed automatic with paddle shifters as fitted to the Stingray.

Chevrolet claims the Corvette Stingray can cover the 0-100km/h sprint in "less than four seconds", so acceleration in the new Z06 could be even more impressive.

A 4.5 litre turbocharged V8 has been rumoured as the chosen power plant for the new Z06, believed to produce around 373kW.

General Motors has confirmed that the 2014 Z06 will be officially unveiled at January’s Detroit Auto Show.

“It will be the most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features,” a statement from Chevrolet said.

Chevrolet said the new Z06 will ‘complete’ its performance car line-up for 2014, joining the Corvette Stingray, Camaro Z/28 and the Australian-sourced SS sedan.

Production of the new Z06 is expected to begin in late 2014.

Stay tuned to TMR for more on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and all the news from the Detroit Auto Show.

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