2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, C7R Set for European Debut; Stingrays to Hit Europe in April
While the Chevrolet Corvette is most loved here in the United States, this American legend has become a popular performance car option overseas as well and with the new Corvette Z06 being the best performing Corvette of all time – this is a bowtie-clad supercar that will likely challenge the best the Europe has to offer. Much like the C6 Corvette ZR1, the 2015 Corvette Z06 will use a monster supercharged V8, a high performance suspension package, a brake kit that is straight off of a race car and an aerodynamic package that will all work together to allow the C7 Z06 to go head to head with the likes of Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche.
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 made its formal debut back in January at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but the newest Super Vette will make its European debut tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show. The details for the European Z06 seem to be identical to the halo supercar sold here in the US which, unfortunately, includes “estimated” power figures rather than official numbers. Fortunately, those estimated numbers continue to sit at 625 horsepower and 635lb-ft of torque so even if the 2015 Z06 hits dealerships around the world with “only” those estimated numbers – it will still rival the best supercars sold in the world in terms of raw power.
Joining the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 at its European debut in Geneva – much like in Detroit – will be the newest Corvette Racing C7R race car. Over the past 15 years, the Corvette Racing program has been one of the best in the world with wins in some of the biggest endurance races in the racing universe. This includes the 24 Hours of LeMans race, which will feature a pair of Corvette C7R race cars in this year’s running just like it has every year since the early 90s. Corvette Racing has won 7 of the last 14 24 Hours of LeMans GT class events and the team will hope to add win #8 in the GTE Pro class in 2014. Helping GM to showcase the new Z06 and C7R during press days will be Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter and Corvette Racing team member Oliver Gavin.
In addition to the pre-production European debut of both the 2015 Corvette Z06 and the new Corvette C7R, General Motors will also bring out the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro with the European-designed taillights in both coupe and convertible form along with the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – also in coupe and convertible configurations.
There is also the important fact that the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will begin reaching European showrooms this spring. German Chevrolet dealerships should begin receiving their first Stingray Coupes in April with Stingray Convertibles arriving in May. German buyers will pay a serious premium for the new Corvette Stingray Coupe, with the local MSRP starting at €69,990…or $96,327 based on today’s Euro to US Dollar conversion rates.
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