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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Runs Like a Supercar on Ignition

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 11/25/2014 Erick Ayapana

General Motors has finally allowed us to get some wheel time in the new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, which is featured in the newest episode of Ignition. And as a bonus, host Carlos Lago produced a special video where he geeks out on almost every aspect of the special Corvette.

The Ignition episode starts off with a barrage of instrumented tests at the track. The car used here was a 2016 Corvette Z06 with the seven-speed manual transmission and a stage 2 aerodynamic kit. A total of three aero kits can be had with the coupe. This test car is also fitted with the Z07 package that includes sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and impressive carbon ceramic brakes. Those items helped the Z06 stop from 60 mph in just 91 feet.

That said, the Z06 put down impressive numbers on almost every test. Powered by a supercharged, 6.2-liter LT4 engine making 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, the Z06 needed just 3.2 seconds to get to 60 mph. It also performed nicely on the figure-eight course, keeping pace with the Porsche 918 Spyder.

If the Ignition episode isn't enough, Lago's bonus tech-talk video should satisfy your craving for Z06 details. Here, he goes in depth about the LT4's power delivery, the pros and cons of the seven-speed manual and eight-speed automatic gearboxes, and goes over the extensive aerodynamic measures that help keep the Z06 planted and cool.

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