2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Priced at $78,995, Convertible at $83,995

The first 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 may have fetched $1 million at a charity auction back in April, but fortunately the asking price for the rest of us is more within reach. For $78,995 or $83,995 including delivery for the coupe and first-ever Z06 convertible, respectively, you can take home the highest performance and most powerful production car ever to roll off the General Motors line.

It costs $3995 more than the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28—a track behemoth in its own right—but the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 should easily convince you to part with that sum. At its heart is a tremendous 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V-8 engine commanding 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. In addition to the car’s immense power, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 receives selectable Magnetic Ride Control, variable Performance Traction Management, launch control, and an electronic limited-slip differential. For the first time, the Z06 is available with an optional eight-speed automatic transmission, and in both coupe and convertible body styles.

Full performance figures are still unavailable, but we know that this mean new Z06 will outperform the 2013 Corvette ZR1. That ‘Vette, saddled with a 638-hp supercharged V-8, sprinted from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds on its way to a 205-mph top speed. More power, a 20-percent stiffer chassis, and upgraded aerodynamics suggest that the latest, 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will post even more impressive figures.

In addition to the engine, standard performance upgrades for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 include a plastic front aero splitter, a carbon-fiber hood, and a rear spoiler migrated over from the regular Stingray’s Z51 performance package. There’s a good chance that Z06 buyers have a penchant for the track, and many will have no qualms about coughing up $2995 for the Carbon Fiber Ground Effects package. The lightweight performance package further ramps up aerodynamic downforce with a winglet-laden carbon-fiber front splitter (replacing the plastic unit), carbon fiber rocker panels, and a fixed-wickerbill rear spoiler. Black finish is available, as is the more hardcore, exposed carbon fiber finish.

To keep would-be competitors even further in the Z06’s wake, buyers can instead fork over $7995 for the King-Kong of aerodynamic downforce upgrades—the Z07 package. This one absolutely goes to 7, thanks to beefier front-splitter winglets and an adjustable rear spoiler for fine-tuning your track experience. Also thrown into the Z07 package are carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes and track-prepped Michelin Pilot Super Cup tires for the ultimate in fade-free stopping power and grip.

Full pricing and equipment details will be revealed down the line, at which point we’ll know the ins and outs of the 1LZ, 2LZ, and 3LZ trim levels for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. For now, we do know that interior appointments such as Napa leather seating, Competition Sport or GT seats, and carbon fiber or suede trim will be offered. Other goodies such as navigation and the new Performance Data Recorder with parking-attendant-spying Valet Mode will be available, as well.

Enthusiasts have long raved about the Z06’s back-for-your buck performance, and that might not ever be truer than now with the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. The supercharged 650-hp LT4 V-8 is the eighth-most powerful production engine currently sold in the U.S., but only the Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat’s 707-hp, 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 is anywhere near as affordable at $60,990. Each of the more-powerful models bear super high-end luxury crests from exotic companies Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, and Lamborghini.

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will arrive in U.S. dealerships in early 2015. Check back for more details on the Z06, as well as our first drive of the coupe and convertible sometime in the fall.

Kevin Mijangos
John Harvey
very very nice missing a lot hove horse power and torque
Yep, it's a lot of money, but if you are going to the track, it should be worth it. For street use,you might as well buy the Stingray.
Craig Stishenko
I've heard what Floyd Richard Burdett has said though, so many times over. Average hard working males could roll down to the dealer and buy (insert make model and full option list here) Muscle car without issue. Tick every box, no problem. Sure earnings have increased over the years, but car prices have become SO RIDICULOUS. This 'vette will sell for $100,000+ in Canada. Work that into a payment, even with $10,000 down - and you are looking at $1,500/mo for a car........ And at the end of the day - it's still a Chev that will sell used in 10 years for $20,000. It's not just this Vette either... Hell our MK6 GTI Autobahn with taxes was $42,000 Canadian. redic!
Craig Stishenko
Christian Lanz you nailed it. Although the R8 is not an amazing car in any one aspect... It is all around a very nice, well built, well thought out car. If I had the money to afford a car like that, the R8 V10+ would be at the top of my list...
Christian Lanz
No sense comparing this to an R8, two completely different cars for completely different markets. The Z06 is a great performance bargain but will never match the R8's quality, luxury, and refinement. Nobody will be cross-shopping them.
James Hall
Oh man what a nice vette :-)
Roberto Estrada
Thats one of the best bargains ever, talk about bang for the buck, you can literally kill R8s, or GT Rs with this, coming from a Nissan fanboy.
Floyd Kitchen
What is the top end speed of this machine?
Noah Brigdan
Where does the R8 comparison come from?? Lol. It's at the end of it's life cycle.
Carlos Padilla
Kevin Patton
Now that's a bad dude.
William Downs
A man can still work his way to owning a base model corvette just like they used to, just have to work harder and be smarter about your money
William Downs
Sorry to burst your bubble but the z06 isn't the corvette for the working man, that's what the base model is for, the z06 is for the corvette/track enthusiast that has the extra money
William Downs
William Downs
By some of the less expensive competition u mean 2 cars that most Lilly won't be able to use that 707 as well as this can it's 650
Marc Hamady
The R8 is overpriced and costs close to $200K (which is Lamborghini/Ferrari territory) and has nothing on the Vette. Audi can brag about how awesome the R8 is all they want, but at the end of the day, it's just an Audi.
Donald Franklin
Who cares what you think
Brian K Mcgarvey
That is s BUY for what that car can do !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Craig Stishenko
Just because it is fast, corners well, is the fastest thing GM has ever made and is a bargain does not mean you can compare it to an R8 which is like a comfortable suit and a frothy cappuccino...... Audi didn't set it's sights to "one up" the Corvette Z06 3LZ LT Z07 (insert number letter) wing thing carbon doodad edition in blazing yellow. If they wanted to try and one up this car, they'd have to change their name to Ford, or Dodge.......
Ron Sinclair
Not if you order one. Dealers can only affect pricing for cars on their lots, no? If so, don't buy from the lot but have one built for you (from the factory).
Davide Cattano
Vick Jong Isha
Wooooow yeahh but still... I prefer a lambo or ferrari
James Nelson
Problem is, try to find a dealer willing to sell one at that price. They all have an idea of what sort of premium they should be charging....
William Huber
Ask $78k but these will be sell for over $120k+ market demand panic, "gotta have one." Reminds me of 1990 all over again.
Rob Eckaus
Shocked! Eating my words!
Rob Eckaus
It's a shocking bargain for pete's sake!
Renauldo Caldwell
Then why would I want a ZR1?? All of those ZR1 owners are going ape\U0001f4a9 right about now. Lol.
Rob Eckaus
Jeeze apples or oranges.
Tom Mee
650bhp seems so "normal" and boring. Compared to some of the less expensive competition. #707 #mopar
Floyd Richard Burdett
While I can't fault Chevy for wanting to be the TOP performer in the marketplace, I HATE to see the prices climbing into the "Un-attainable" range for the Corvette. I realize this is still far less expensive than "the competition"...but it is still far MORE than "affordable"... In the 60's and early 70's, a Hard-working and determined young person could realistically set an achievable goal of buying his own Corvette! [Or at least a nicely equipped Camaro or Firebird.] NOW, only middle-age Corp. Executives and Lottery winners can buy one! This price is equal to 2 or 3 years total income for most people... I bought my first Corvette for $6500!! Now, that amount will barely buy a good set of wheels and tires!
Dave Acevedo
Awesome! Sounds like Chevy just made the Z/28 irrelevant though
Matt Carter
Super bargain!
Bhatta Aasis
Hope...... It wont just be a Dream to get this car....
Marc Hamady
It's a bargain and would kick the R8 in the butt
Behrooz Bastani
Hp Tan
Hell yeah
Jerry Barvinek
amazing price! too bad it will run way over that price in Canada
the smart people will.  Audi = huge repair bills.  and the new Corvett's all leather interior and carbon fiber is as refined as an Audi

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