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Trevor Collett | Jan, 16 2014 | 5 Comments

The newly unveiled Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is set for an extended reign at the top of the Corvette tree, according to reports out of the US.

Speaking with Autoblog, Chief Engineer for the Corvette C7, Tadge Juechter, reportedly said that the development and financial input applied to the Z06 was too great to see it undone by an even faster model in the near future.

Chevrolet claims the 2015 Z06 can produce faster lap times than the 2013 Corvette ZR1 when optioned with the Z07 Performance Package, although official acceleration figures are yet to be released.

The previous ZR1 was discontinued last year upon the arrival of the all-new C7 Corvette Stingray, and was only the third ZR1 in Corvette’s long history.

Badging aside, the new Z06 is set to trump the previous ZR1 with its impressive list of credentials, not least of which is its 6.2 litre supercharged V8 engine, producing 466kW and 861Nm.

The Z06 introduces a new eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters along with the carried-over seven-speed manual, with the whole package sitting on a new, stiffer aluminium frame.

With the 2015 Z06 promising to be something special, introducing a more powerful Corvette with an even higher level of technical advancement, it seems, will be some way off.

Chevrolet has yet to confirm pricing for the 2015 Z06, but Mr Juechter reportedly said if a customer could afford the 2013 Corvette C6 ZR1, they could also afford the new Z06.

 
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