Shipments of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 have officially kicked off from the company’s Bowling Green Assembly facility in the U.S.
Discussing the start of deliveries, plant manager at General Motors’ Bowling Green Assembly plant Jeff Lamarche said, “It has been an incredible opportunity to work on Chevy’s most capable model. “It truly is an amazing car, and we’re thrilled to get them into the hands of our eager customers.”
As if you need reminding, the new Corvette Z06 features a brand new 6.2-litre LT4 supercharged V8 engine delivering 650 hp and an equal 650 lb-ft of torque under the hood. Peak horsepower is reached at 6400 rpm while peak torque is found at 3600 rpm. Excitingly, 90 per cent of the total torque figure is available from just 2500 rpm through to 5400 rpm.
This engine can then be mated to either a traditional seven-speed manual transmission or a quick-shifting eight-speed auto ‘box.