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What do you really, truly expect to see in the 2015 Corvette Z06?

What appearance items will be different?

What engine optioning?

What transmission setup?

What wheel and tire setup?

What realistic horsepower rating?

What will the price be?
 

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The OP's questions made me feel like a five year old, writing up my Christmas wish list. I am an optimist, and think all the following are realistic. However, like every Christmas morning, we will get some things not thought of, and not get some presents we thought would be under the tree. Christmas morning is just 29 days away.

MAJOR:
"LT4" 6.2L, supercharged motor, developing 640 HP, 608 TQ;
$95K base; $120K with all options;
Retain 7-speed manual trans, but also offer optional 8-speed auto trans;
Removable roof like all StingRay coupes (due stiffer chassis).

EXTERIOR:
Wider tires (285/335’s); though maintaining 19"/20" wheel sizes
Twenty (20) spoke "Twin Y" wheels;
Wider/flared fenders, including standard CF fronts;
More aggressive front fascia with larger intake grill;
Larger hood “air exhaust vent”; raised area over supercharger.
Front splitter;
Side rocker extensions;
Rear-fender brake intake ducts (like C5 Z06);
Top-rear-fender intake scoops*;
Twin trapezoidal exhaust tips*;
‘Race car’ rear diffuser*;
Larger rear deck spoiler;
Different badging.

INTERIOR:
Different interior “coloring,” e.g. two-color seats;
“D” shaped steering wheel*.
"Z06" upper-seat embroidered "design"

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS:
Exposed CF “halo bar” (to match removable CF roof);
CF "shifter surround plate";
"Z07 Package" with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires; different lightweight wheels, carbon-ceramic brakes, std. Competition seat;

Hope for, yet not expecting: CF driveshaft, titanium exhaust, magnesium front suspension cradle.

* Similar or identical to SEMA Grand Turismo car (as per following link)

http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum/...5-z06-7-a.html
 

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I agree with most of the above but sticking with 625hp. Also believe some of the options on the current c7 like the upgraded exhaust, mag shocks will be standard and a new color.
 

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Agree with you that those options will be standard. Originally typed in 625 HP, but then thought that as the ZR1 had 638 HP, maybe a touch higher, and the same reasoning for my 608 TQ -- but just my guesses of course. Be very happy with any three-digit number starting with a "6"!

GM has said that the Z06 would be revealed in Velocity Yellow. New color = Atomic Orange?

Hope we get a new "teaser" picture this coming week.
 

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Hi everyone. This is really interesting. Would love to get more feedback and opinions. We are thinking to make a story based on your opinions, so they will be featured in a story.
 

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Hi everyone. This is really interesting. Would love to get more feedback and opinions. We are thinking to make a story based on your opinions, so they will be featured in a story.
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You would have to figure atleast couple of things need to be done.. more power and better handling..

Guessing wider tires
285/335 running pilot super sports cup tires
LT4 supercharged engine at minimum 580HP if they ever plan on a ZR1 again.. if not they might make this the new top dog at 680HP
Then all the aero bits to make the car look different..
small cowl hood to make room for the supercharger..

it needs to pull over 1.08Gs and be faster then last years Z06
 

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I like the idea of a "stand alone" Z06 color. While personally not a big fan of the AO color, it would make for one bad assed looking hot rod! :cool:
 

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I am hoping to see a sub $100K price range. Going North of $100K will price any forthcoming ZR1 models way out of the park. The $60K starting price of the C7 is a lofty starting price in the first place, so for that money Chevy has a great starting point with the car. What are they going to switch out for the Z06 model? Is there going to be an intermediate model like the Grand Sport was?

Can I hope against hope to see a stock HP rating of 605?!? Seems that every generation has been getting about 100 more horses in the Z06. C5 was 405, C6 was 505... Will the C7 be 605?
 

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I'd like to have:

Forced induction V8
Wider and lighter body panels
Dual-clutch auto transmission
Huge brakes
 

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More HP
More aggressive aesthetics (via body panels or slight body redesign)
put it on a diet and lighten it up
redesigned rear end
side exit exhaust
 

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It would be awesome to have the option of a 427 with direct injection a bigger race cam with variable valve timing and hiflow exhaust standard in the C7 Z06 easy over 600 horses,reminiscent of the old true American Stingray cubic inch grunt,ya gotta love that.
 

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I am hoping to see a sub $100K price range. Going North of $100K will price any forthcoming ZR1 models way out of the park. The $60K starting price of the C7 is a lofty starting price in the first place, so for that money Chevy has a great starting point with the car. What are they going to switch out for the Z06 model? Is there going to be an intermediate model like the Grand Sport was?

Can I hope against hope to see a stock HP rating of 605?!? Seems that every generation has been getting about 100 more horses in the Z06. C5 was 405, C6 was 505... Will the C7 be 605?
I really believe we'll see a sub $100k price I'll predict a $85 to $90k starting price.
 

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It would be awesome to have the option of a 427 with direct injection a bigger race cam with variable valve timing and hiflow exhaust standard in the C7 Z06 easy over 600 horses,reminiscent of the old true American Stingray cubic inch grunt,ya gotta love that.
Always loved the sound of saying I have a 427 it means something as in the old stingrays but I don't believe we'll see it unfortunately.
 

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I really believe we'll see a sub $100k price I'll predict a $85 to $90k starting price.
I hope so. My prediction for a "base" Z06 is $80K, but I hope that the fully optioned Z06 is in that same range plus or minus. No more than $90K. Otherwise it makes sense to just spend a few extra dollars and get a ZR1, and that way you have a more rare car... There are 13 ZR-1's for 90-100K with LOW miles on them for sale right now.

The '13 Z06 started at around $75, so lets hope that we are talking about that same neighborhood.
 

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I hope so. My prediction for a "base" Z06 is $80K, but I hope that the fully optioned Z06 is in that same range plus or minus. No more than $90K. Otherwise it makes sense to just spend a few extra dollars and get a ZR1, and that way you have a more rare car... There are 13 ZR-1's for 90-100K with LOW miles on them for sale right now.

The '13 Z06 started at around $75, so lets hope that we are talking about that same neighborhood.
Agree looks like we're on the same Santa wish list. :)
 

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I hope you are right in the estimate of "no more than $90K for a fully optioned one," but just built a 2013 Z06 on Chevy's web site and got to $103K without selecting the $5,800 Engine Build Experience.

Thinking at least that and probably more for fully optioned 2015 Z06.
 
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