A supercharged V8 with 6.2 liters of displacement. 650 hp SAE standard and 881 Nm of torque. Even these values of the new Chevrolet Corvette are impressive. But only now tells the manufacturer how rapidly accelerates the super - Corvette.
In conjunction with the new eight-speed automatic sprint to 60 miles per hour (equivalent to 96 km / h ) completed in 2.95 seconds. With the standard seven-speed manual gearbox, it takes 3.2 seconds. Especially the US customers is also interested in the values on the quarter mile. For the approximately 400 meters the auto Z06 requires 10.95 seconds, the manual switch 11.2 seconds. At the end of the line to 204 km / h are on the clock.
No less impressive is the braking ability: Good 30.4 meters need the car to come to a standstill of speed 96. However, the so tested Z06 coupes have ( a convertible is also offered ) the Z07 performance package on board. Included are then ceramic - carbon brake discs from Brembo and tire type Michelin Pilot Sport Cup second A special feature of the Z06 - pilot is able to record his driving skills by camera and telemetry on a memory card. For later evaluation on the vehicle screen or the home PC is additional information such as speed and G - forces can be faded.
For a better classification of the three-second sprint time yet to look at the competition. A Porsche 911 Turbo S has to offer 560 hp and hunts in 3.1 seconds to 100 km / h. A swipe at the Chevy Penalty can not resist. So it is, the automatic Z06 would eight hundredths faster upshift as the PDK Porsche. At eye level, the Ferrari is 458 Speciale with 605 hp, which manages the sprint in exactly three seconds. But both Porsche and Ferrari are almost twice as expensive as the Corvette Z06. When it comes to the U.S. market in early 2015, it starts at $ 79,000 (excluding taxes ), which converted 62,000 euros are. For the Convertible $ 84,000 respectively 66,000 euros to be called. ( rh )