2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Photo Gallery

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Just when you thought the next-generation C7 Corvette couldn't get any more wicked, Chevrolet pulls the wraps off the new 2015 Corvette Z06. Packing a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that makes a whopping 625 horsepower and 635 pounds-feet of torque, the high-performance Z06 shares much of its blood with a close relative, the victory-lapping Corvette C7.R that races in the famed American Le Mans Series.

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From aggressive, aerodynamic styling cues like a menacing front splitter, lightweight carbon fiber hood with functional heat extractors, rear spoiler and unique opening spats before the front wheels, the new Z06 has serious looks to support its serious racetrack manners. Check off the optional Z07 Package that adds goodies like carbon ceramic brakes, larger winglets and a larger, intimidating rear spoiler. Check out the photos below.

By Robby DeGraff | January 13, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

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Competes with: Porsche 911 Turbo, SRT Viper, Jaguar XK-R, Nissan GT-R
Looks like: As close to the Corvette C7.R race car as you can legally get
Drivetrain: 625-hp, supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8; seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission
Hits dealerships: Early 2015

The new 2014 Corvette Stingray ratcheted up the abilities of Chevrolet's halo sports car to new levels. In fact, the target for the new Stingray was the sixth-generation (C6) Corvette Z06, the performance option package that added all kinds of go-fast bits to the C6 Corvette.

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Now GM has taken the wraps off of its new seventh-generation (C7) 2015 Corvette Z06 at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and revealed to the world that the target for this latest high-performance monster was the last-generation ZR1. That it also formed the basis for a lot of the C7.R race car's aerodynamics and structure should also tell you that the new Z06 is going to be one of the most extraordinary performance cars ever created.

By Aaron Bragman | January 13, 2014 | Comments (8)

Next Corvette Z06, GMC Canyon to Debut Next Week in Detroit

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In an age where automakers are downsizing engines left and right, the outgoing Chevrolet Corvette Z06 treats displacement like Martin Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street" treats f-bombs. A centerpiece to GM's sixth-generation (C6) Corvette, the Z06's naturally aspirated pushrod V-8 displaces a monster 7.0 liters — one of the largest displacements this side of a heavy-duty pickup. It makes 505 horsepower and 470 pounds-feet of torque. GM says it hits 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and scorches the quarter-mile in just 11.7 seconds.

What's next? We'll soon find out.

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The Detroit News reports we'll see a seventh-generation (C7) Corvette Z06 on Jan. 13 at Detroit's North American International Auto Show. There will also be a next-gen GMC Canyon pickup, GMC tweeted Monday, which should closely follow the redesigned Chevrolet Colorado. (GM's four U.S. brands are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC.)

By Kelsey Mays | January 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Chevrolet Helps Drivers Pull Fast One With Corvette Data Recorder, 4G Wireless

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Whether your need for speed manifests itself on the track or online, GM is offering two new ways to get a quick fix. This past weekend at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the automaker announced a first-of-its-kind performance data recorder for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which allows drivers to record video and audio of their hot laps and then use telemetry technology to analyze and improve their times. Meanwhile, the Stingray and a host of other 2015 Chevrolet models will also be available soon with an accelerated data connection to AT&T's high-speed 4G LTE network.

GM developed the performance data recorder with British motorsports-engineering firm Cosworth, and the system will be available on the 2015 Corvette; pricing will be announced later. The PDR's three major components are a high-definition camera mounted in the windshield header to record the driver’s point of view, a self-contained telemetry recorder that uses a GPS receiver to record performance data and a 32-gigabyte memory-card slot in the glove box for recording and transferring video and vehicle data of up to 13 hours.

By Matt Schmitz | January 6, 2014 | Comments (1)

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: More Photos

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You might only spend up to $70,000 on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, but Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek says it'll still look like a million bucks. If you're at all interested in the seventh-generation 'Vette, by now you've already seen its bold new styling that our editors generally agree updates this iconic coupe's looks without alienating purists.

Some notable exterior features include a gaping lower grille, defined rocker creases and shoulder lines, optional multimode exhaust and rear spoiler and Stingray badging. Our tester was red with black accent trim on the hood, brake vents and side cladding, as well as a black rear end. The handy removable roof is made of lightweight carbon fiber and stows easily in the trunk, allowing for storage underneath.

By Matt Schmitz | December 11, 2013 | Comments (3)

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Video

As the main objective of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is achieving an unparalleled performance-to-price ratio, Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek says buyers' option selections become critical. That $52,000 starting price can quickly balloon to $70,000 if you're not judicious about your bells and whistles, potentially defeating this budget supercar's purpose. Likewise, you'll also want to keep pragmatism in mind during model selection, Bruzek warns, noting that he soon tired of the Z51's track-ready ride and longed for the base model's cruising comfort. Watch the video above for Bruzek's tips on making wise choices with this model.

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By Matt Schmitz | December 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Muscle Cars Top Most Stolen Sporty-Car List

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A trio of nameplates synonymous with American muscle — the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger — are also the strongest candidates to be swiped by auto thieves. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau's new list of most stolen "sporty" vehicles, the iconic Detroit coupes raced to the front of the pack. The report is based on theft records from the National Crime Information Center and covers model-year 2010, 2011 and 2012 vehicles stolen between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2012.

The report breaks the cars into three classes: midsize, premium and compact. Sporty-vehicle thefts during the counting period numbered 3,780, with the midsize class dominating that total with 3,271, or 87 percent. Within the midsize class, the Camaro led with 1,509 thefts, followed by the Mustang (980) and the Challenger (782). Rounding out the top five was a mix of premium and compact models, including the Porsche Panamera, a premium car with 103 thefts; Audi A5/S5 (compact, 101); Chevrolet Corvette (premium, 69); Nissan 370Z (compact, 47); BMW 6 Series (premium, 45); Porsche 911 (premium, 24); and Volkswagen Eos (compact, 23).

By Matt Schmitz | October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

2014 Corvette Stingray Front Plate Stays Legal, Looks Good

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One of the most painful moments of owning Cars.com's 2013 Subaru BRZ took place on day one when the dealership drilled holes in the front bumper for a front license plate bracket. Few sports cars wear a front license plate stylishly — our BRZ certainly doesn't — which is an unfortunate reality faced by many in the 31 states requiring a plate not just on the rear bumper but also the front.

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray's new grille-mounted Aero Cover puts the budget supercar on the short list of sports cars that wear a front plate nearly seamlessly.

Kirk Bennion, Corvette's exterior design manager, says owners' biggest complaint about the previous-generation Corvette was how it wore a front license plate. We sympathize. Those Corvettes' looked like a buck-toothed beaver with the plate positioned smack dab in the front bumper's crease or in some other unsightly location.

By Joe Bruzek | October 22, 2013 | Comments (4)

Will 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Prices Drop Now That the 2014 Corvette Stingray Is Available?

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By Rick Popely | October 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Which Cars Have Heated Seats with Separate Back and Bottom Heaters?

In the new Chevrolet Impala, I noticed the heated seats are two-stages like GM vehicles used to have. But many GMs I've been in recently have just the one setting for bottom and back combined. Is this GM-wide? Which vehicles have the two-setting heaters?

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By Rick Popely | September 29, 2013 | Comments (1)

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