Chevrolet have unveiled how much it’s going to cost to snap up the new Corvette they claim is the ‘most powerful and technologically advanced model in the iconic car’s 62-year history’.
The 2015 Corvette Z06 is getting a suggested retail price tag of $78,995, while the convertible version will retail for $83,995.
Hardly short change but given the bold claims from the American car manufacturer, the price-tag seems entirely justified.
And of course as with any luxury supercar, this figure can easily be pushed north of $100,000 with a number of performance and visual enhancements.
Some of these include the $2,995 Carbon-Fiber Ground Effects Package, which adds extra cutting-edge aerodynamic downforce for stability and high speeds by adding a carbon-fibre front splitter, rocker panels, and a large rear spoiler.
Petrolheads can pick up the Z06 in various trims with a variety of customizable features including premium Package with leather-wrapped interior, aero-enhancing carbon-fiber ground effects package, performance Data Recorder and navigation.
For the more sporty, they can opt for competition sport seats in leather or sueded microfiber, carbon-fiber interior trim and carbon-fiber convertible tonneau cover inserts, visible carbon-fiber roof panel (coupe) and tintcoat exterior colors and a number of available wheel finishes and brake caliper colours.
For some, all the extras will be simply unnecessary. What they will care about is what powers this beastly machine, and they won’t be disappointed.
The Z06 is powered with a supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine that has been rated at 650hp and 650lb-ft of torque.
It features many of the same components found on the Stingray such as direct injection and Active Fuel Management.
Harlan Charles, Corvette product and marketing manager, says the 2015 Corvette Z06’s performance and technical capabilities place it in the elite fraternity of supercars.