Chevrolet will reveal their most powerful convertible, the 2015 Corvette Z06, at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The automaker says the Z06 Convertible can deliver an output of 634PS with 861Nm of torque.
“The Z06 Convertible is a world-class supercar in every sense. Only a handful of convertibles in the world bring more than 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Even fewer can match the advanced technologies, aerodynamic design, and visceral driving experience of the Z06 Convertible,” said Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President, Global Product Development.
The 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible is the result of more than four years of developing an all-new all-aluminum structure. It was produced at General Motors’ Bowling Green Assembly plant and designed to the specifications of the Corvette Stingray, the Corvette Z06, and the Corvette Racing C7.R.
The exterior design of the 2015 Z06 Convertible is geared to provide increased cooling required for the vehicle. It is incorporated with a mesh pattern design on its front fascia to deliver the most possible airflow to the vehicle’s intercooler heat exchanger. Chevrolet says, the convertible also has hood vents to allow the air drawn from the front grille to exit through the hood rather than under the vehicle which can create lift. The 2015 Z06 Convertible also has a front and rear cooling ducks.
The interior of the 2015 Z06 Convertible is designed for high-performance driving by incorporating it with a steel-reinforced grab bar on the center console. The convertible has two seating options to choose from, GT seat and Competition Sport seat. The flat-bottom steering wheel is incorporated with a carbon fiber center spoke. Moreover, the interior design of the vehicle features a fully wrapped around interior. Available materials, depends on the trim level, include Nappa leather, aluminum, carbon fiber, and micro-suede.
As the automaker claimed, the 2015 Z06 Convertible is the most powerful top down they have produced. With this, it is powered by an LT4 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine that can deliver an output of 634PS with 861Nm of torque. It is mated to a seven-speed manual transmission or to an automatic transmission equipped with eight-speed paddle shift.