2015 Corvette Z06 Is A Deal At $78,995

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Let's say you find $80,000 hidden in the abdomen of a horse carcass you find in your apartment. What are you going to do with that money? Buy a house and 3/4 acre of land in Shitsylvania, or are you going to do the smart thing and buy a 650 HP 2015 Corvette Z06 for $78,995? I think we both know how this ends.


Yes, getting that supercharger and extra 190 HP is only about $7000 or so (the 2014 Corvette Stingray we tested came in at about $71,000, after all), and in the grand scheme of things, that's a pretty good deal.

That means, in terms of HP/dollar, the 2015 Z06 comes in at $121.53/HP, which is right under the Scion FR-S at $123/HP. That's pretty damn good. The convertible comes in at $83,995, and if you want carbon fiber aero toys glued on, be ready to drop an extra $2995.

The full Z07 Performance Package, with its ceramic brakes and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and adjustable front and rear aero bits adds a healthy $7995.

Compared to most other cars in its class, this Corvette seems very reasonably priced indeed. Though, if raw HP is your thing, the 707 HP Hellcat still delivers more bang/buck ($84/HP). Either is still a much better deal than something like the 2015 Porsche 911 Carerra 4S, whose 400 horses will set you back a whopping $264/horse.


Time to start saving up that change!


My X-type is too a real Jaguar

On the one hand, as an enthusiast I should applaud the cheap horsepower. On the other hand, once you reach 500 horsepower is more really necessary? Of course as someone who grew up in the dark days of the 1980s, when 300 factory horsepower was astounding and 200 HP was excellent, I may just be getting old.