2016 Corvette Z07

Chevrolet Corvette is considered as one of the most iconic cars in U.S. car industry. It was originally released in 1953 and during this long period, we have seen seven generations of this sports car. Current generation of Corvette, known as C7, came in 2013 as 2014 year model. After two years of production, it is time for some high-performance variant of Z Series. According to the latest reports, a successor of Z06 is about to come in near future and it will be called 2016 Corvette Z07. It will come with several modifications, compared to standard model and it is expected to be available very soon.

2016 Corvette Z07

2016 Corvette Z07 specs

The 2016 Corvette Z07 will is a high-performance version of seventh-generation model and it replaces Z06. Just its predecessor, it will be based on Stingray model, but it will be characterized by many unique features. The chassis is expected to remain pretty much unchanged. It is made of extremely light materials and it gives many possibilities, when it is about performances. Similar thing is expected with outside look, which will probably feature only some minor design tweaks. Some of the most notable changes will be new bigger wheels with Brembo brakes and Michelin tires. Interior of 2016 Corvette Z07 will be based on the standard model, but it will also have some unique details. Recognizable driver-oriented cockpit will be supplemented by features like Nappa leather-wrapped interior, two color screens, one behind the steering wheel used like a heads-up display, and the other positioned above the center console used to control MyLink infotainment system.

2016 Corvette Z07 interior

2016 Corvette Z07 engine

Although there is no official information, 2016 Corvette Z07 is going to use different engine than standard model. Instead of large 6.2 liter V8, company will probably chose some unit with smaller displacement. It will be some small-block V8, probably 4.5 liter engine, which was introduced with Elmiraj Concept. Although it isn’t very big, this engine is equipped with two turbocharges,  so expect output of more than 600 horses. It is expected that 2016 Z07 will be offered exclusively with a seven-speed manual transmission.

2016 Corvette Z07 side view

2016 Corvette Z07 price and competition

Although there is still no information about price, it will probably go over 100.000 dollars. The main competitors will be Audi R8, Ferrari 458, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT, Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Turbo.