The brand new Corvette Z06 has officially hit the stands at the Detroit Motor Show 2014. It is easily the most anticipated new release, as the PR guff says, it brings the Corvette back to the supercar market. We took a closer look at the car on the stands.

Under the hood, the Corvette Z06 gets a new, LT4 supercharged 6.2 litre V8 engine which delivers at least 625 horsepower and a staggering 861 Nm of torque. The aluminum frame carries over from the Corvette Stingray and will be shared, pretty much as it is, with the Corvette Racing C7.R. It is a stiffer design which allows for a removable carbon fiber roof panel to be added.

The Corvette Z06 gets two gearbox options. The first is the standard seven-speed manual transmission comes equipped with Active Rev Match. The automatic transmission is an all-new 8L90 eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission designed to enhance both performance and efficiency. Performance data and pricing will be announced closer to the start of production.

For a full run down of new Corvette Z06, take a look at our earlier article. For more news from Detroit Motor Show 2014, be sure to bookmark our Detroit Motor Show news channel!

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