New York Live – Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

Posted on: Apr 17, 2014 - 1:59am IST

Chevrolet has officially unveiled the 2015 Corvette Z06 convertible at the ongoing New York Auto Show. The convertible, predictably, is pegged as “The most powerful convertible ever produced by Chevrolet.”

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible at 2014 New York Auto Show - front three quarter

Externally, the convertible is same as the Z06 coupe that made its debut at the NAIAS last year. The soft-top roof that has been added can be closed and opened at speeds up to 30 mph/50 kph. There are also dual accent panels behind the seats that come in two colours.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible at 2014 New York Auto Show - side

The convertible is same as the coupe mechanically, inheriting the 6.2-liter LT4 V8 engine that develops 625 bhp and 861 Nm of torque which is mated to a seven-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible at 2014 New York Auto Show - rear

There have been no structural reinforcements added after the roof has been chopped off, says Chevrolet.

The curb weight, says the company, is “nearly identical” to that of the coupe which share the same chassis tuning, powertrain output, driver technologies and equipment options – including the Z07 Performance Package, which adds Brembo carbon-ceramic matrix brakes, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires and adjustable front- and rear-aerodynamic components.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible at 2014 New York Auto Show - steering

Refer the press release below the gallery for more insights.

Corvette Z06 Convertible – 2014 New York Auto Show – Image Gallery

Corvette Z06 Convertible – 2014 New York Auto Show – Press Release

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