There are rumors claiming that Chevy will replace its Z06 supercar with the new 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z07, previously available only as a performance pack. I don’t know if this is true, but still, let’s see what these rumors have to say.
Exterior and Interior Design
According to these rumors, previously available only as the Z07 performance package for the 2015 Chevy Z06 supercar, the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z07 will be based on both the Z06 and C7 Stingray models (shown in the photos).
However, it’ll still have some of its own visual details that will make it different and unique in its own way. The coupe‘s body is allegedly going to be made of lightweight aluminum, with some carbon-fiber elements. It looks like it won’t come with aero components available with the performance package, but will have larger wheels. Brembo-sourced brakes and Michelin tires are expected to be used with this model.
Interior of the Chevy Corvette Z07 2016 is expected to be focused on the driver, just like in outgoing models. Expect Nappa leather-wrapped interior, two color screens, one behind the steering wheel used like a heads-up display, and the other positioned above the center console used to control MyLink infotainment system. Well, just expect an upgraded interior of the Z06 and Stingray models.
Engine and Transmission
It appears that the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z07 is going to be powered by a smaller twin-turbocharged V-8 petrol engine of unknown displacement, which will most likely be less than 6.2 liters, but thanks to those turbochargers it will be able to deliver more than 600 horsepower. This power unit will be paired only with a 7-speed manual transmission from Tremec. Fuel economy should also be improved compared to the outgoing Z06 models.
2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z07 Price
If all these rumors are true, we might be seeing the next-generation model during the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, where it’s gonna make its public appearance. The 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z07 should arrive at dealers in the second half of this year, while the expected price will reportedly be more than $100,000, making it more expensive than Z06, whose base price starts from $78,995.
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