2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Review, Price and Release – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Redesign. 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible is one brand new car from Chevrolet that will be release in 2014. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible.
Chevrolet introduced one of the most capable drop-tops on the market: the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible. With at least 625 horsepower, and 635 pound-feet of torque, the Z06 is also the most powerful convertible ever produced by Chevrolet.
“The Z06 Convertible is a world-class supercar in every sense,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development. “Only a handful of convertibles in the world bring more than 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Even fewer can match the advanced technologies, aerodynamic design, and visceral driving experience of the Z06 Convertible.”
This is the first Z06 Convertible offered from the factory since 1963 when the Z06 option package was introduced for endurance racing. Records show only 199 Corvette orders with a Z06 package that year, including one convertible.
Recent technological advancements enable the building of a modern Z06 Convertible, said Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter.
“Until recently it was not possible to create a lightweight, open-roof structure strong enough to cope with the braking, cornering, and acceleration of Corvette’s top performance models,” Juechter said. “The frame for the Z06 convertible leverages advancements in computer-aided engineering, metallurgy, and manufacturing techniques – many of which were not available just five years ago.”
The 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible won’t go on sale until 2015, which means prices will be announced later this year.
Like the structure, only minor design changes distinguish the Z06 Coupe from the Convertible. The Z06 convertible features an electronic top that can be lowered remotely using the car’s key fob. The top can also open or close on the go, at speeds of up to 30 mph (50 km/h).
With the top up, the Z06 Convertible is designed for a refined driving experience. A thick fabric top, offered in four colors along with sound-absorbing padding and a glass rear window, contributes to a quiet cabin and premium appearance.
Behind the seat backs, dual accent panels – either Carbon Flash-painted or available with exposed carbon fiber – enhance the character lines of the tonneau cover. Corvette Stingray’s signature “waterfall” design originates in the valley between the nacelles, bringing the exterior color into the interior.
The exterior design also reflects the increased cooling required for the new Corvette Z06. For example, the mesh pattern on the front fascia was designed to deliver the most possible airflow to the supercharger’s intercooler heat exchanger, so much that the mesh grill directs more air into the engine bay than if the grille was removed.
The unique grille also features dedicated brake-cooling intakes and wider grille outlets on the bottom serve as air diffusers. A larger hood vent allows air driven through the grille to exit through the hood rather than being forced under the car, which could create lift.
Standard front and rear brake-cooling ducts, including Z06-signature rear ducts integrated in front of the rear fender openings, are also part of the functional design changes.
Aside from its ragtop, the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible is identical to its coupe brother as far as design is concerned. This means it won’t miss the more aggressive front end, the carbon-fiber hood or the rear spoiler that helps it stay glued to the track. Also, the drop-top Z06 will become available with the carbon-fiber aero package and the Z07 package that will be offered with the Coupe.
The electronic top, which includes sound-absorbing padding and a glass rear window, can be lowered remotely using the car’s key fob. It can also be operated while on the move, but only at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. The top will be provided in four different colors, which will be announced at a later date.
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible – Exterior Dimensions
Inside, the only noticeable difference between the Z06 Stingray and the Z06 Convertible is that the latter had to be fitted with carbon-fiber panels behind the seats so that the vehicle’s flowing design isn’t affected when the top is folded.
Other than that, customers will get to enjoy the same premium cabin with soft-touch materials, magnesium frame seats (either standard GT or optional Competition Sport) and flat-bottomed steering wheel. Naturally, Nappa leather and aluminum, carbon-fiber and micro-suede inserts are up for grabs on certain trim levels.
Nothing new under the hood, but that’s far from being bad news, because the Z06 is powered by an all-new, supercharged, 6.2-liter, V-8 engine fitted with direct injection, active fuel management and cylinder deactivation.
Final performance figures have yet to be revealed, but Chevrolet claims the mill will generate at least 625 horsepower and 635 pound-feet of torque.
All that power is to be directed toward the wheels by a standard seven-speed manual transmission or the all-new, available eight-speed automatic which is operated by paddle shifters placed behind the steering wheel. The latter is also set to make its way into the less furious 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray .
Chevy claims that the Z06 Convertible will hit 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds.