Oshawa, Ontario (Tuesday, April 15, 2014) – With the introduction of the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible, Chevrolet offers enthusiasts 12 distinct performance-car models – with eight Camaro and four Corvette models. Output ranges from 323 (241KW) to an estimated 625 (466KW) horsepower.
“For 2015, Chevrolet will have the best range in our history, offering a performance car for virtually every enthusiast, from the 7.9 L/100km Camaro LS to the 625-horsepower Corvette Z06 Convertible supercar, said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development.”
The 2015 Chevrolet lineup of performance cars includes:
The all-new Corvette Stingray was the most awarded vehicle of 2013. Built on a new aluminum chassis and featuring a new 6.2L V-8 rated at 455 horsepower (339KW), it backs its performance capability with the greatest efficiency of any sports car with at least 450 horsepower (336KW): an estimated 13.7 L/100km (Based on new Government of Canada approved test methods) city driving and 8.2 L/100km on the highway with its seven-speed manual transmission. A new eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission will be offered in 2015.
The new Z06 Coupe and Convertible join the lineup for 2015. The new Z06 delivers supercar levels of performance and technology, including at least 625 horsepower (466KW) and 635 lb-ft (861 Nm) of torque from an all-new supercharged engine, and true aerodynamic downforce for high-speed stability. The Z06 Coupe is the most capable Corvette in the brand’s history, recording the fastest lap of any production car ever tested at GM’s Milford Road Course test track. The Z06 Convertible will be one of the most capable convertibles on the market – matching the coupe model – with 0-96 km/h acceleration in less than 3.5 seconds.
The Camaro lineup starts with the 323-horsepower (241KW) V-6-powered coupe and convertible, which match performance with efficiency – including as low as estimated 7.9 L/100 km on the highway for the 2LS coupe model – and a suggested starting price of $28,495, plus a $1600 destination charge.
The SS coupe and convertible come with Chevy’s legendary small-block V-8, featuring a 6.2L engine delivering up to 426 horsepower (318KW), and 0-96 km/h acceleration in 4.5 seconds.
The Camaro 1LE is the most affordable, track-capable Camaro in the lineup, starting at $42,465. Offered only on SS coupes with a manual transmission and optimized for the track with unique gearing, suspension tuning and tires that make it capable of more than 1 g in cornering grip.
The Camaro ZL1 (coupe and convertible) is equally at home on the race track, the drag strip or daily commuting. It features a supercharged 6.2L V-8 with 580 horsepower (433KW) and 556 lb-ft (754 Nm) of torque – making the ZL1 the most powerful Camaro ever from Chevrolet. It is also the most technologically advanced, with standard Magnetic Ride Control and, on coupe models, Performance Traction Management.
Finally, the all-new Camaro Z/28 returns the iconic model to its road-racing roots. It features exterior elements designed like a race car to produce downforce that presses the car against the track for greater grip – up to 1.08 g in cornering acceleration – and faster lap times. Camaro Z/28 logged a 7:37 lap on Germany’s legendary Nürburgring track, which was faster than published times for Porsche 911 Carrera S and Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.