New Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

After the Z06 that was exposed last January in Detroit, Chevrolet has picked up the pace as the brand is preparing to offer its fans the chance to grab the highest performance version of the Corvette Convertible in an exclusive declination. It is the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible, which has been officially previewed in the New York Motor Show. The new Chevrolet Z06 Convertible takes the name of a previous Z06 that we haven’t seen since 1963: an absence of more than half a century, which has led Chevrolet to pack this convertible directly on the mechanics and the chassis of the new Z06 Coupe.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

Stylistically, the Z06 Convertible shows off the new soft leather top that is available in four different colors and it can be opened anc closed while on the move up to a speed of 50 km/ h. This new addition will accompany new streamlined panels that are placed behind the two seats that open when you close the hood. Aesthetically identical with respect to the Z06 Coupe, the new Chevrolet Z06 Convertible maintains the aluminum frame, that has also been strengthened in comparison to the previous series and due to this it has not been any necessary reinforcement (as it often happens in the development of convertible cars that are adapted from a coupe version).

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

Under the hood, the architecture of its powertrain remains the same (ultra performance) as in the new Z06 Coupe: a LT4 V8 6.2-liter direct-injection “Active Fuel Management” system with variable valve timing made with the use of aluminum pistons. There are also titanium valves and dry sump lubrication: with turbo unit that packs a punch of 625 hp and 861 Nm of torque. Traction is provided on the rear wheels of course; the transmission uses an eight-speed automatic gearbox, optimized for the more sporty V8 that is featured in this new supercar.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

The structure of the new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible is about the same one that we have already seen in recent months about the upcoming Z06 Coupe: the suspension layout is derived from the one that was used on the Corvette Stingray, albeit slightly modified in terms of rigidity and handling to meet the needs of the higher power of the new Z06. To contribute to the grounding of more than 600 hp, it combines the electronically controlled differential of limited slip and a set of tires 205/ 30 ZR 19 front and 335/25 ZR 20 at the rear.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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