Yes, the Z06 no longer stands for the spiced-up natural aspiration of the standard Corvette. Now the badge has gained a supercharger, pushing the output to 650 hp and even sparking rumors stating that the supercharged ZR1 won’t get a replacement.
The Z06 had two serious accidents during its developmentNonetheless, the development of the Z06 hasn’t been easy. Prototypes had two crashes, one on the Nurburgring and one on US soil, so at least we can be certain the supercar was tested to the limit and beyond.
Speaking of Corvette Z06 ownership, this fun won’t come cheap. The base price for a 2015 Z06 Coupe is $78,995, but there are certain optional extras you simply can’t leave unmarked. While three pedal fans will argue with the necessity to add the 8-speed automatic, the Z07 performance package is a must. This brings extra downforce, Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup rubber, as well as Brembo carbon ceramics.
In fact, even though the official lap times for the Z06 haven’t been released yet, gifting the car with the Z07 go-fast bits make it quicker than the ZR1.