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Trevor Collett | Oct, 02 2014 | 2 Comments

Chevrolet has finally revealed just how fast the 466kW/861Nm 6.2 litre supercharged V8-powered 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 really is.

With the US carmaker previously silent on the matter, you could have been forgiven for thinking that the new Corvette was perhaps something of a disappointment against the stopwatch.

But nothing could be further from the truth, with Chevy finally revealing that the Z06 with the eight-speed automatic transmission will hit 96km/h (60 MPH) from rest in just 2.95 seconds.

That's quicker, if only by the tiniest of fractions, than the 679kW Lamborghini Asterion revealed today.

Once 10.95 seconds has passed, the Z06 auto will have reached the finish line on the quarter-mile (400 metres) drag strip and will be travelling at a speed of 204km/h.

The seven-speed manual version is no slouch either, with a 0-60 MPH time of 3.2 seconds and a quarter-mile run of 11.2 seconds.

Unsurprisingly, the Z06 isn’t all go and no whoa, with braking from 60mp/h back to zero taken care of in 30.36 metres - which General Motors claims is the best braking distance of any production car it has ever tested.

The Z06 has set another record for GM, with the global carmaker saying the Stingray has beaten the old lap record set by the Corvette ZR1 at the Milford Road Course by one second.

The drawn-out journey to the mystical fact sheet began way back in January when the Stingray Z06 was officially unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show.

This was followed almost immediately by reports the Z06 was so good there would be no room for a new ZR1 in Chevrolet’s line-up.

Then in April, the Z06 Convertible was revealed ahead of the New York Auto Show - but still no performance figures.

With the cat out of the bag now, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe will hit the US market early next year priced from US$78,995 (AU$89,631), while the Convertible version starts from US$83,995 (AU$95,304).

Debate continues over whether GM will introduce one of its American muscle cars to the Australian market once the Commodore is no longer available (at least in its current form), but we can’t see the Z06 making a local debut any time soon.

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