We reported in detail when it emerged that the upcoming 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will have have a supercharged V8 which will output 620 hp. Now, the official images of this Chevy have surfaced on the cyberspace.
The new Corvette Z06 adopts a muscular body kit with various carbon fiber aerodynamic bits and pieces while the interior cabin features paddles behind the steering wheel. The interior photo reveals a cabin similar to the 2014 Corvette Stingray, but with a flat bottom steering wheel.
Speaking about the engine, the supercharged 7.2 liter V8 block will produce 620 hp of max power and peak torque of 650 lb-ft. This is a whole 115 hp more than the outgoing Z06′s naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter V8 unit.
GM says the car will be “the most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features.”
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will also feature an optional performance data recorder. Chevrolet introduced the Performance Data Recorder system has been co-developed with Cosworth at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The system consists of a 720p high-def camera located in the windshield header, a cabin-mounted microphone and a GPS receiver which can track the Stingray’s location five times quicker than the navigation system.
Using this system the driver can record his actions behind the wheel and also has the possibility of overlaying the footage with telemetry data which then can be saved on the 8GB or 32GB SD card installed in the glove box department. The recorded data can be analyzed on the vehicle’s dashboard screen or it can be accessed from a computer and further analyzed using Cosworth’s Toolbox software.
Since the Stingray prices start from USD 63,000, the Z06 is expected to be priced around USD 80,000, and the car will make its official debut at the Detroit Motor show on Monday.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.