The Corvette has never disappointed its faithful fans. The Chevrolet is again ready to release a new generation of this sports car. The Chevy has always given the Corvette loyal fans various surprised with every released model. After the successful release of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, the automaker has embarked on designing a replacement for the Z06 Corvette. In fact, some prototypes of what is to be the high-powered seventh generation Corvette are already in circulation. This much awaited 2016 Corvette Z07 is said to be based on a new platform which is the recent C7 Corvette Stingray. This new platform will provide the auto with a fresh appearance which will enable it to stand out from its main rivals. Furthermore, this new 2016 Corvette Z07 will have improved fuel consumption and better aerodynamics which are the automaker’s main concern. The new Stingray platform is said to contain the necessary architecture needed in making the new model more energetic, proficient and with increased speed.
2016 CORVETTE Z07: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
Beginning with its exterior, 2016 Corvette Z07 will retain its classic and elegant look but some of the segments will be modernized. Its aerodynamics will be boosted in order to increase the coupe`s speed. Its weight is expected to reduce significantly while new large tyres will replace the current ones. Furthermore, this auto will acquire new brakes among other new fun exterior components which will make it look sportier. However, its recognizable shape will remain. The new platform used will incorporate extensive use of frame rails made using aluminum. Corvette Z07 fans also expect the manufacture to include some elements like Brembo carbon ceramic break units on the new auto as well as larger tyres such as those from Michelin.
Inside, the automaker is expected to equip it with more advanced entertainment and infotainment gadgets such as hands-free communication, Boss audio system and voice command which shall serve the driver while driving this new model. As for the seats, they will be upholstered using superior quality materials to add in to its comfort levels. 2016 Corvette Z07 is also expected to have a spacious cabin too.
2016 CORVETTE Z07: ENGINE SPECS
The best part of this new 2016 Corrvete Z07 will be in its drive train. Its buyers will have a choice of two engine variants. The first engine will be a 4.5 liter twin-turbo generating up to 500 horsepower. The second and much stronger engine will be a 6.2 liter V8. This engine will produce an immense 600 horsepower. With the second engine, the 2016 Corvette Z07 will be able to speed up from zero to sixty miles per hour in only four seconds. Both engine will be mated with the seven speed Tremec TR-6070 manual transmission and an eight speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, all of which will transmit power to all its wheels.
2016 Corvette Z07: Release Date, Price, Competitors
The new 2016 Corvette Zo7 will most likely debut in 2015 during the Detroit Auto Show and then proceed to the showrooms later the same year, but it will be a 2016 year model. As for its price, fans should brace themselves for a price of about $ 100 000 or more. In regard to competition, the 2016 Corvette will rival against Audi R8, Nissan GT-R, Ferrari 458, Porsche 911 Turbo, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT and SRT Viper.