When optioned with the range-topping 3LZ trim, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 carries a modest sticker price of $93,965. However, reports have emerged suggesting that a dealership in Roseville, California has added $49,995 to that starting price as a purported ‘market value adjustment’.
Interestingly, dealerships are well within their rights to ask for significantly more over the manufacturer’s suggested retail price if they so desire. As a matter of fact, General Motors spokesperson Ryndee Carney said to Autoblog that “”For the Corvette Z06, Chevrolet has established a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price we feel is right for the market. Actual transaction prices, however, are the province of the dealer.”
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.
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.
Elsewhere, the aluminium 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 fibre roof panel to be added.