A high-performance version of the seventh-generation , 2016 Chevrolet Corvette, which we expect to be called Z07 and switch out the outgoing Z06. These are our initial close-up, high-def photos of a Z07 mule being tested– and the car’s bad fashion trend feeling hasn’t already boosted.
Besides marking a change from the Z06 name– which was utilized for high-performance iterations of the C5- and C6-generation Corvettes– we expect the Z07 will certainly hold GM’s utmost sports-car torch for the majority of the C7 Corvette’s item life. (A ZR1 based on the latest Corvette isn’t really likely to join the lineup up until overdue in the C7’s cycle, if whatsoever.) Plus, as with all hot brand-new vehicles, the base Corvette Stingray’s appeal is expecteded to cool down at least rather in the following year or two. The Z07 ought to keep consumer interest and intrigue humming along.
Given that this outcomes in the Corvette Stingray’s body being plenty stiff, we see no factor why Chevrolet would certainly change the fundamentals for the Z07. As is clear from the auto in these spy images, you can expect bigger Michelin tires and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes.
2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z07 Engine and Performance
GM’s eight-speed automated must make it to routine Vettes by the time the Z07 is presented, however the auto’s performance-is-job-one purpose must keep the auto-shifter off the alternatives listing. The Z07 will be powered by a small-block V-8, it likely will showcase less than that design’s 6.2 litres of displacement yet need to be qualified of placing out additional than 600 horsepower. Given GM’s recent interest rate in turbocharged engines for the Cadillac CTS lineup– the 4.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 in the Elmiraj concept likely offers us a look of what we could anticipate underhood of the Z07– and ever-more-stringent fuel-economy criteria, there are priceless few options for the General to get to stratospheric result outside of forced induction.
Audi R8, Ferrari 458, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT, Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911 Turbo, SRT Viper.
2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z07 Determined Arrival and Price
Look for the Z07 to debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show before arriving in display rooms later on that year as a 2016 model. The price difference in between the Z07 and the Stingray need to increase as compared to the C6 Corvette and mid-$70K Z06, with the Z07 liable to cost $100,000 or additional.