We all knew the 650 horsepower 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 would be fast. That's the whole point. Now we know it's gonna be stupid fast: the zero to 60 mph dash is done in 2.95 seconds, and it will run a 10.95 second quarter mile. Stupid fast, I say!
These mind-blowing numbers come to us from Hot Rod magazine, who today came out with the most detailed reports on the upcoming Z06's performance that anyone has seen yet.
There's a catch here, and it's a big catch: those crazy numbers are with the new 8-speed automatic. The 7-speed manual-equipped Z06 does zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and the quarter mile in 11.2 seconds.
That's right: the auto is faster. Anyone else wanna hate on the autobox now?
Hot Rod's report says that the new Z06 is quicker to 60 mph with that gearbox than a Dodge Viper TA and an Audi R8 V10. It's not quite as fast as the Nissan GT-R Track Pack to 60 mph but it has a better quarter mile time, and is almost on par with the quarter mile time of the Porsche 911 Turbo.
More importantly, the Z06 is vastly cheaper than all of those cars. The Z06 has always been a giant-slayer, but the new one may just be the best performance bargain around.