First 2015 Corvette Z06 will be Auctioned for Charity
Get those checkbooks ready because the first production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is headed to Barrett Jackson. For everyone who was pining for the return of the Corvette Z06, your wish was granted when Chevrolet officially unveiled the sports car it hailed as the "most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features".
But if you’re interested in new Corvette Z06, you’re going to need to pony up a significant amour of money because the first production Corvette Z06 — yep, the one with VIN 001 — is headed to the Barrett Jackson auction in Palm Beach, Florida from April 11th through the 13th.
This isn’t the first time that Chevrolet has sent first production models to the auction block, including the first production 2014 Corvette Stingray, which NASCAR team owner and Corvette collector Richard Hendrick scooped up for $1 million.
Not to discourage anybody who doesn’t have that kind of budget, but that’s just the market these days for these first production Corvettes. And with this one being the long-awaited Z06, there’s a good chance that $1 million turns out to be a conservative estimate.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Corvette Z06.
The 2015 Corvette Z06 made its world debut the other day at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Just like with all the other Z06 models, it offers a more aggressive exterior look, a more powerful engine, high-performance suspension and a new, high-performance brake system.
The Z06 is powered by an all-new LT4 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 engine that delivers more than 625 horsepower and 635 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a standard seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Match.
No details were revealed on the car’s performance figures, but we expect the Z06 to go from 0 to 60 mph in just about 3.4 seconds, while top speed will be somewhere in the 200 mph area.