The new, supercharged 6.2L engine is expected to deliver at least 625 horsepower (466 kW), and can be matched with ei...
The new, supercharged 6.2L engine is expected to deliver at least 625 horsepower (466 kW), and can be matched with either a seven-speed manual or an all-new, high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters for manual control. The aluminum frame carries over from the Corvette Stingray and will be used essentially unchanged for the Corvette Racing C7.R.
The heart of the 2015 Corvette Z06 is the all-new LT4 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine, expected to deliver an estimated 625 horsepower (466 kW) and 635 lb-ft of torque (861 Nm). To balance performance and efficiency, the LT4 leverages the same trio of advanced technologies introduced on the Corvette Stingray: Direct injection, Active Fuel Management, or cylinder deactivation, and continuously variable valve timing.
These technologies _ combined with the fuel-efficient multi-speed transmissions, aerodynamic design and lightweight construction _ help make the new Z06 surprisingly fuel efficient.
The LT4 engine also has several unique features designed to support its higher output and the greater cylinder pressures created by forced induction, including:
The eight-speed automatic will be built at GM_s Toledo, Ohio, transmission facility.