Headlining the new stats released today: 0-60 mph in just 2.95 seconds—when equipped with the 8-speed automatic transmission. We’ve driven this transmission in the standard Stingray, and found it to be a remarkable option--one that can, in some conditions, compete with and even beat Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch system.
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If you should opt for the seven-speed manual in the 2015 Z06, however, you’ll ad 0.25 seconds to the 0-60 mph time, bringing it to 3.2 seconds total. That’s just the reality of rowing your own cogs these days.
At the drag strip, the Z06 is good for a 10.95-second run with the automatic, or an 11.2-second trip with the manual, both crossing the traps at 127 mph.
When it’s time to shut it down, the Z06 comes down from 60 mph in just 99.6 feet; in the turns, it can pull 1.2 g lateral acceleration—an improvement of 0.07 g over the previous Corvette best.
The 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 goes on sale early next year with a base price of $78,995. Keep up with all of the latest Corvette news here.