The latter was bought by Rick Hendrick, the owner of Chevrolet-powered NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports, for $1 million. The entire amount went to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer institute, the same organization that will benefit from the 2015 Corvette Z06 sale. We wouldn’t be surprised to see Hendrick take the Z06 home as well. Last time Chevy auctioned of a high-performance car, the 2014 Camaro Z/28, he grabbed it for $650,000.
Although the auction is scheduled in April, the winning bidder will have to wait until early 2015 to drive his supercar. That’s when the first units of the Z06 will roll out. The most track-capable Corvette ever built will be powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine and a 1.7-liter Eaton supercharger, a combo that will generate at least 625 hp and 635 pound-feet of torque.
The vehicle will become available with either a seven-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic transmission, while a Z07 package, consisting of carbon ceramic brakes, Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup tires, adjustable center section for the rear wing and aviation-style winglets, will be offered as an option.