New Z07 Corvette will produce 600 horsepower
Chevrolet has begun testing of a new version of the Z06 model. A prototype is a car of next (seventh) generation of the Corvette model. Unfortunately, the auto manufacturer does not let out all details according to the novelty. We have known that the novelty will be something new, far from the strict traditions of Corvette. The Z06’s successor will get the name Z07.
According to the official information, there is no model, which will replace the ZR1. However, the auto manufacturer hopes that the Z07 will be able to not only replace but also become better than the C6 Z06.
It is strange that the Chevrolet has made decision to reject the Z06 name. This designation meant the special PRO code of the performance package, which was developed by Zora Arkus-Duntov in 1963. For the first time this code was used for the Corvette C2 model. Then the original performance package was also noticed in the C5 in 2001 and in the C6 in 2006.
Anyway, let us tell about the powertrain of the novelty. The new model will be equipped with a 4.5-liter V-8 twin-turbocharged engine from the Cadillac Elmiraj, in spite of the 6.2-liter V-8 one. The engine of the Z07 will produce the power of 600 horsepower, as the carmaker promises.
Concerning the successor of the ZR1, if it is launched, it will get the output of 700 horsepower.
The price of the novelty will be probably similar to the ZR1 model, notably about 100,000 dollars. The new car is expected to be on sale in 2015 as a vehicle of 2016 year.
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