If you’ve put money down on a new 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06, you’ll be happy to know Chevrolet is beginning deliveries of its sports car. The Vettes are currently rolling onto trucks headed to dealers where customers can take delivery starting this week.

This marks the beginning of Chevy’s new ultimate Corvette. The Detroit bruiser comes packing a supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 650 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 650 pound-feet of torque at 3,600. Those numbers rank highest in the long list of GM’s production vehicles. Optional with that engine are two transmissions: the standard seven-speed manual, complete with Active Rev Matching and No-Lift Shifting; and the all-new eight-speed automatic.

Those looking to row their own will enjoy a 0-to-60-mph time of 3.2 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 11.2 ticks while those more concerned about acceleration numbers can achieve 60 mph in just 2.95 seconds and the quarter mile in 10.95 seconds with the lightning-fast automatic. Regardless of transmission choice, both configurations finish the quarter mile at 127 mph.

Stopping is also accomplished in a record-breaking distance: 99.6 feet. That’s better than anything GM has ever sent down the production line. Lateral acceleration tops out at 1.2g thanks to the Z07 performance package and its sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

Customers have a wide range of choices when it comes to the new Z06. It comes in both coupe and convertible form, the two transmission choices, three stages of aerodynamic bodywork, and plenty of color and interior options. Prices start at $78,995 for the coupe and $83,995 for the convertible.

Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

Why it matters

The Z06 is the baddest, fastest, and most expensive Corvette GM has ever produced. These power levels are rarely achieved in the sports car realm, and now average Joe with some retirement money can have a GT-R and Ferrari killer — all while getting it serviced at the Chevy dealer down the road. It’s a great time to be a car fanatic in America.

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The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z06 is a track-ready supercar now available right off the Chevy showroom floor. It combines stellar aerodynamics with purpose-built suspension with a supercharged V-8 and two killer transmission options.

This also marks the first time since 1963 that Corvette has offered the Z06 in a convertible form. For those not wanting the drop-top, the coupe still comes with the removable center roof section for open-air cruising. The stiff aluminum-intensive frame and body makes the panel and roof a non-essential component to body stiffness.

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Press Release

Chevrolet is now shipping the all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 coupe from Bowling Green Assembly and some early customers could receive the much-anticipated supercar later this week.

The First Corvette Z06s are on Their Way to Customers
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“It has been an incredible opportunity to work on Chevy’s most capable model,” said Jeff Lamarche, plant manager of General Motors’ Bowling Green Assembly plant, “It truly is an amazing car, and we’re thrilled to get them into the hands of our eager customers.”

The new Corvette Z06 offers the most choice for customers in the model’s history. It is the first Z06 to offer an available eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission and, thanks to a stronger aluminum frame, a removable roof panel. In addition, it is the first time since 1963 that the Z06 is available as a convertible – which will arrive in early 2015.

The new LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm – making the 2015 Corvette Z06 the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of the most powerful production cars available in the United States.

To balance performance and efficiency, the LT4 leverages a trio of advanced technologies – direct injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing –with a new, more efficient supercharger.

The LT4 helps make the Corvette Z06 the most capable car in the brand’s history. The Z06 accelerates from a rest to 60 mph in only 2.95 seconds when equipped with the all-new, available eight-speed automatic transmission – and achieves it in 3.2 seconds with the standard seven-speed manual transmission.

A quarter-mile sprint takes just 10.95 seconds with the eight-speed automatic and 11.2 seconds with the seven-speed manual. With both versions, the Corvette Z06 hits 127 mph at the end of the quarter-mile.

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When it comes to braking performance, the Z06 can stop from 60 mph in only 99.6 feet. That’s the best braking performance of any production car GM has ever tested. Additionally, the Corvette Z06 achieves 1.2 g in lateral acceleration compared with the Corvette’s previous best 1.13 g.

All test results were achieved with Z06 coupes fitted with the Z07 Performance package, which adds Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. The Z07 package also features the most aggressive aerodynamic package available on the Corvette Z06, which delivers the most downforce of any production car GM has ever tested.

The Z06 also offers the industry-first Performance Data Recorder – or PDR – which enables users to record high-definition video, with telemetry overlays, of their driving experiences on and off the track. The racing-derived system is included with the available navigation system

Pricing for the 2015 Corvette Z06 starts at $78,995 including destination, while the convertible model will start at $83,995.

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