Sometimes when a company makes claims, that’s all they ever end up being. With Chevrolet, when a claim is made, they back it up. What’s our proof? Chevrolet recently said that the 2015 Corvette Z06 was going to be the most track-capable, performance-oriented Corvette ever produced. Now we know it’s true.
The latest in Chevy’s storied history of muscle cars has a LT4 supercharged 6.2L V8 engine that the SAE has rated as maxing out at 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. In case you need everyone at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet to say it again, Chevy was spot on and has set a new standard to beat with the LT4 Small Block.
Steve Kiefer, vice president, GM Powertrain Engineering, said that “The engine also puts the new Corvette Z06 on par with the most powerful supercars offered in America, while delivering performance with impeccable manners that make it suitable for daily driving.”
It only seems like a lofty statement until you see the comparisons…then you realize just how honest Kiefer is being. The Z06 is able to pump out 90 more horsepower than the Porsche 911. The comparisons don’t start and stop there. The LT4 is more commanding, both in torque and horsepower, than the last previous Corvette’s LS7 engine.
The new Z06 is as close as many of us are going to get to a racecar, so we highly encourage you to come in and check it out as soon as possible.