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Like you, been reading everything I can today, yet still have some questions. This Wednesday think I might have some time with a couple of the key Z06 development members. Even if I can may ask them questions, may not be time for them all, but if you have a key question you want to know, please post on this thread, and while I may fail entirely, will do my best. Need, please, your question posted here by tomorrow (Tuesday) 10:00 EST.

Here are the answers I want to know:

1) Comp seat mandatory in Z07?
2) Ride "harshness" compared to Z06, i.e., we drive our '06 Z06 cross country and are fine with the ride, and is Z06 with Z07 option similarly "cross country drive-able," or strictly track use?
3) Is new "dark gray" interior different than the beautiful light gray in 2014 Stingrays?
4) Describe wheels, e.g. what is "Pearl Nickel," and, "Spectra Gray With Machined Groove"?
5) Any other wheel "form/shape/style" other than the "twin Y" wheels shown in every picture?
6) Unique to Z06 options (other than those listed in "dealer spec sheet" Nick posted)?

Will take many pictures, especially those capturing Z06 differences, and later post in "Official Z06 picture thread."
 

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Finally, the cockpit area of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 features a race inspired flat bottom steering wheel with the Z06 logo set in carbon fiber with the buyer’s choice of either the GT or Competition seats from the new Stingray. Nappa leather, carbon fiber and other high end appointments fill out the cabin like a European exotic so while being able to beat some of the biggest names in the supercar world around a race track – this new Z06 also offers the same levels of comforts and luxury.
 

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To further elaborate on your comfort question,
  1. Could they break down the differences between Z51, Z06 and Z06 w/Z07?
  2. Is FE4 standard with all versions of the Z06.
  3. Track lap time comparisons between MT and AT. (Not 1/4 mile, a real track ;) )
 
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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
BASE PRICE $85,000 (est)
VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD, 2-pass, 2-door hatchback
ENGINE 6.2L/635-hp (est)/645-lb-ft (est) supercharged OHV 16-valve V-8
TRANSMISSIONS 7-speed manual; 8-speed auto
CURB WEIGHT 3450 lb (MT est)
WHEELBASE 106.7 in
LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT 176.9 x 75.9 x 45.3 in
0-60 MPH 3.4-3.6 sec (MT est)
EPA CITY/HWY FUEL ECON 15/25 mpg (est)
ENERGY CONSUMPTION, CITY/HWY 225 kW-hrs/100 miles (est)
CO2 EMISSIONS 1.06 lb/mile (est)
ON SALE IN U.S. Fall 2014


Read more: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 First Look - Motor Trend
 

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Though the interior design isn't yet finalized, a flat-bottom steering wheel, upscale and unique materials, and a choice of GT or highly bolstered Competition Sport seats (a la Stingray) will be available. The steering remains essentially the same system as used in the Stingray, but with a minor "recalibration." It's safe to say that when the C7 Z06 arrives in showrooms in late 2014, it'll be vying for the title of quickest production Corvette to date. We can't wait to find out.

Read more: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 First Look - Motor Trend
 

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To add to the last post - I can hardly wait to have one on my showroom shop floor!! With my wife pressed against the {protected} hood ;-)......helluva honeymoon!!
 

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To further elaborate on your comfort question,
  1. Could they break down the differences between Z51, Z06 and Z06 w/Z07?
  2. Is FE4 standard with all versions of the Z06.
  3. Track lap time comparisons between MT and AT. (Not 1/4 mile, a real track ;) )
Good questions Mark. Perhaps some questions are premature even for the development team right now, as follows:

The only one I know part of the the answer to right now is that FE4 is found/standard equipment on all three versions. However, I will ask (and suspect) that it is calibrated differently on some/all three of them. Will try and get answers to your last question about comparability of man-versus-auto trans track times, but doubt that even if they know, let alone answer us right now. Why, because the car is so early in its development phase, that they haven't adjusted shocks, springs, eLSD responsiveness, computerized transmission responsiveness, throttle response, fuel economy, etc., and until they lock down most if not all of those things, I suspect that they will not answer your question at this time (but will ask). Will ask your first question about differences between the "Z packages," but again until they lock down the aforementioned variables/adjustments, not sure how much they will commit to -- other than generalities, i.e., the Z-51 is for daily driving, "canyon carving," and track; the Z06 is improved in speed, handling, responsiveness, track, etc.; and, the Z07 is even more hard core.

How hard core will be the thrust of my "cross country drive-capability" is my main question.
 

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What are more details about interior options, and color combinations? Will the seats have multiple colors and inserts? What about stitching?

Although the following is not for the Z06, I would love it if you could ask about the Performance Data Recorder for the 2015 StingRay. I would be extremely interested in knowing if the PDR also would be more configurable in Touring mode. For example, will we be able to overlay items of our choosing on the video while in Touring instead of just getting video and sound? More specifically, I would like to be able to at least overlay a GPS map on a corner of the PDR screen while in Touring mode.

Thank you, John!
 

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Good questions about the interior, for we know is that there will be a "dark blue" option (similar or identical to the 60th Anniversary C6's) and the "dark gray option." Will all five 2014 StingRay interior color's also be available? Do not know, but maybe two of the 2014 interior colors will be replaced -- either for only the Z06's or for all 2015 Corvettes? We also know that the interior is still under "design finalization," but not know when that process will be finished. Lastly we know that the interior will have "interior color break up," which I believe will be a return to the two color seat option on the C6 Z's. I will try to learn more about these questions, stitching, etc, "rdslon", but like the above good questions, probably too soon to get answers from GM, i.e. as they have said the interior design is not yet finished.

Also will try and get answers to your PDR questions.
 

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Good question.

A) We know that neither the Z06 rear deck spoiler for the "middle level" aero package, nor the deck spoiler on the Z07 package will fit -- as the rear fascia is fully three inches wider.
B) Beither that the front Z06 grille will not fit as the front opening has been configured to admit more air necessary for the more powerful motor.
C) Believe that the "D" shaped steering wheel will fit, as not need for different steering column shaft.
D) Believe that the Z06's "smoked" rear twilight lenses will fit as the tailight housings were not changed (though Z's 3" further apart).

Will try to ascertain the many, many more parameters/answers to your great question Redc7.
 

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Good question.

A) We know that neither the Z06 rear deck spoiler for the "middle level" aero package, nor the deck spoiler on the Z07 package will fit -- as the rear fascia is fully three inches wider.
B) Believe the front Z06 grille will not fit as the front opening has been configured to admit more air necessary for the more powerful motor.
C) Think the "D" shaped steering wheel will fit, as not need for different steering column shaft.
D) Believe the Z06's "smoked" rear twilight lenses will fit as the tailight housings were not changed (though Z's 3" further apart).

Will try to ascertain the many, many more parameters/answers to your great question Redc7.
Good points and agree with above. Next might be the wheels and tires fitting using a different offset? In the end however it appears very few OEM Z06 parts will fit however it doesn't stop vendors from making "like" pieces to copy the Z06 look if market demands are there.
 

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Three trim levels – 1LZ, 2LZ and 3LZ thats 3 models it's for intérieur or the 3LZ its the Z07?
I would guess that these equate to 1LT, 2LT and 3LT like on the Stingray. Z07 is another option altogether.
 

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Three trim levels – 1LZ, 2LZ and 3LZ thats 3 models it's for intérieur or the 3LZ its the Z07?
Asks Redc7 noted, the 1LZ, 2LZ, and the 3LZ are for the three interior trim packages -- paralleling the three trim packages on the 2014's.

Coincidentally, there are three exterior packages for the Z06. The standard exterior package, the "middle level" with its aero package, and the Z07 with the full aero treatment. Here's a restatement, from GM, of the three Z06 exterior options.

"The Z06 will offer three, increasing levels of aerodynamic downforce:

a) The standard Z06 features a front splitter, spats around the front wheel openings, a unique carbon-fiber hood with a larger vent, and the rear spoiler from the Corvette Stingray's Z51 Performance Package.

b) An available carbon-fiber aero package (in either black or a visible carbon-fiber finish) adds a carbon fiber front splitter with aviation-style winglets, carbon fiber rocker panels, and a larger rear spoiler with a fixed wickerbill – a small, vertical tab at the edge of the spoiler that significantly increases downforce.

c) The available Z07 package adds a larger winglets to the front splitter, along with an adjustable, see-through center section on the rear spoiler for track use; with this package, the Corvette Z06 delivers the most amount of aerodynamic downforce of any production car that GM has tested."
 

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Discussion Starter · #16 · (Edited)
Closing this thread as earlier indicated. If you are looking for answers to the preceding questions, to the degree that they were available during my NAIAS experience, please go to the new thread entitled, "NAIAS Info."
 
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