If you need to look great and go fast, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the new Corvette Z06, which recently recorded the fastest lap time at 2 minutes 44.6 seconds at Virginia International Raceway in Car and Driver‘s Lightning Lap. Yes, it beat the Porsche, McLaren and the Lamborghini.
The only vehicle that ran the Lightening Lap faster was the Porsche 918 Spyder, but that model is almost eight times the price of the Corvette Z06. So, how did Chevy do it? With a superior 650-horsepower engine, excellent down force technology, and lightweight carbon fiber materials – just to name a few of the things. The 4.1-mile track, which is packed with hairpin turns, kept the Z06 model’s speed down to 89.7 mph.
Using Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, the Z06 was able to reach 1.47 g in the corners and reached a top speed of 153.5 mph in the straightaways.
The Z06 features all-speed traction control, active handling stability control, a rear vision camera, curb view cameras in the front, performance traction management, frontal and side impact airbags, a passenger sensing system, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, OnStar Guidance for 6 months and OnStar Basic for 5 years.
Engine and Transmission
The Z06 features a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine that makes 650 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 650 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm. The engine is backed by a seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching. The Corvette also features a 3.42 ratio electronic limited slip rear, dry sump oil system and a rear differential cooler.
The Corvette Z06 3LZ features 3LZ interior trim, heated and ventilated front seats, perforated Napa leather seating surfaces, a custom leather-wrapped interior package, power tilt and telescopic steering column with a leather-wrapped three-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel, a head-up display, driver information center, navigation, an 8-inch diagonal color touch screen and an oil life monitoring system.
Visit Classic Chevrolet
Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Z06 and to learn more about this model’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features.
Chevrolet is working on a serious machine for 2015. The 2015 Corvette Z06 is still in its initial stages of development. As of Jan. 2014, it has been out on the track once – and it broke the track record set by the ZR1. As of this time, Chevrolet has not released any specifications including weight, performance and price, though the auto manufacturer says it has a minimum of 625 horsepower, so you’ll have to keep your eye out on our blog or visit Classic Chevrolet to learn more as the information becomes available.
The suspension is the only thing that is not new for this vehicle. The 2015 Z06 has bigger brakes, wheels, tires and steel rotors. It also features an electronic differential and an expanded performance envelope.
It also has a different look including a new grille texture that allows more air to help cool the engine with the grille in place and ductwork on the sides to help cool the front brakes. The Z06 also has a new custom hood for more airflow to the engine.
Because the downforce in the front has to be counteracted, the rear features large spoilers that are manually adjustable so that the driver can adjust them for the driving experience he or she likes best.
The engine is a supercharged LT4. The supercharger is smaller but has more force. The engine also has variable valve timing, direct injection and cylinder deactivation. This is the first time that a supercharger has been paired with cylinder deactivation.
Something has to get all that power to the rear wheels – Chevrolet will give you a choice of a seven-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic transmission specifically designed for the 2015 Z06.
The Z06 debuted at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and it was there that Tadge Juechter, Corvette’s chief engineer, stated that the Z06 had “at least” 625 horsepower. Autoblog also got some great pictures of the new Z06 and it looks fast just sitting there.
Keep your eye on this space or visit Classic Chevrolet for more information about the 2015 Corvette Z06 as it becomes available. If you feel the need for speed and don’t want to wait until the 2015 is available, stop by the dealership to test drive the Stingray.
There’s more to being a Fort Worth Chevy Dealer than offering great deals to car buyers, although we pride ourselves in being the best in the DFW area. We also scout for the best events and shows that Chevy vehicle owners would want to attend.
This November is chock full of car races, shows, and exhibits. Whether you are there with the family to enjoy the classic cars, or plan to enter your own Chevy vehicle in a contest, there’s a bit of something for everyone to enjoy.
November Car Events
Satuday, November 3rd: NASCAR Nationwide Series – O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge
Stock car lovers will want to get out to the Texas Motor Speedway to watch stock car racing at its finest. Catch the race on Saturday, November 3rd at 7pm, or go for more racing fun on Sunday, November 4th at 1pm in Fort Worth. This event will also be available on November 8th and 9th in Avondale.
Saturday, November 10th: Destination Dart
Get kids interested in transportation vehicles with canine shows, riding in transportation buses, and seeing a police car up close with the Destination Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) event on Saturday, November 10th at 2pm. Free for all ages, Desination DART has free giveaways and promo events as kids learn about DART transportation systems. Event is held at the W.O. Haggard Jr. Library in Plano.
Saturday, November 17th: Kwik Kar & Chicken Express – Business Expo & Auto & Car Show
Think you have the best Chevy truck or car in all of Texas? Then show off your vehicle while winning cash prizes at the Business Expo & Auto & Car Show hosted by Kwik Kar and Chicken Express on Saturday, November 17th starting at 9am (pre-registration begins at 8am) in Lindale, TX. Eat steak lunches, watch the award show and see who wins the 1st place trophy.
Friday, November 23 through Sunday, November 25: 53rd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama
Enjoy what America has to offer for Texans in the form of custom cars, hot rods, motorcycles and trucks at the 53rd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama. Skip the hectic Black Friday shopping lines and instead head down to Houston to see auto displays, look at exotic imports, watch RC drag racing, spot the Batmobile, and enter your vehicle in a variety of different exhibits. Events start at 10am on Friday and Saturday, and 11am on Sunday.
Chevy Owners Can Have Fun This November
Check out one or all events featured this November to get out and about in your vehicle. DFW Chevy lovers will have fun at the exhibits, races and shows as tires screech across the asphalt and sweet smell of exhaust enters the air. You might even win one of the many prizes offered.
Last weekend, Chevrolet Racing renewed the brand’s fight against breast cancer at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. For each lap the pink Camaroran under caution, Chevrolet donated $200 to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative. In 2011, 64 caution laps at Atlanta generated $12,800 for the American Cancer Society and this year, six caution flags produced 31 laps totaling a $6200 donation after the race on September race.
In GM’s official press release, Vice president of Chevrolet Sales and Service, Don Johnson, said “For our 100th birthday in 2011, Chevrolet began its support of the American Cancer Society, and the generous response from our dealers, employees and customers told us we needed to help the Society fight for more birthdays. At Chevy, we believe everyday heroes can accomplish extraordinary things, and it is in this spirit that we work to achieve a world without breast cancer.”
The weekend kicked off with 30 breast cancer survivors and their guests spending the day at Atlanta Motor Speedway and got to partake in Chevrolet Camaro SS pace car rides around the historic track with Jamie McMurray, the Team Chevy NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, and Ron Hornaday Jr., four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion. Danica Patrick also will visited with survivors for photos and autographs.
Jeff Chew, Chevy Racing Marketing Manager, said, “We are very proud to partner with the American Cancer Society, and carry the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer logo on the pace car. “Hopefully, the pink Camaro SS helps to remind race fans of all of the upcoming events in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We all can do our part in helping in the fight against cancer.”
Chevrolet and its dealerssupport the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, and by finding cures and fighting back against breast cancer. Isn’t it great to know that you’re driving a vehicle whose manufacturer supports a cause?
Back in 2009, General Motors announced at the SEMA show that the famed LS9 engine – which was designed to live in the tight confines of theCorvette ZR1 engine bay – would be offered as a crate motor. Crate engines are ones you can purchase and place in any vehicle. However, they can be pretty pricey… which is why we haven’t heard of too many concoctions like the one I’m about to share with you.
If you’ve ever wondered what you’d get when you crossed a Chevy Silverado and an LS9 engine… wonder no more. A Houston-based tuner shop called Fastlane, managed to stuff this supercharged engine under the hood of a four-wheel drive Chevy Silverado. Though no one’s quite sure why, critics of all sorts agree that it doesn’t matter.
With at least 205 more horsepower and 169 lb-ft more torque that any factory engine you’ll be able to buy with the Silverado, this is bound to be one for the records. Fastlane recently revealed a video of exactly what this pickup can do. Enjoy Dallas Ft Worth Chevroletenthusiasts. I sure did.
As I’m sure we all know, street racing is illegal. Tempting if your cruising around in a Chevrolet Corvette, but still illegal. On top of that, it’s dangerous and can be costly. Don’t believe me? Well let me tell you a little story about these two Corvetteowners down in Houston.
On Thanksgiving day, a Houston man was driving home and happened to catch a sliver Corvette C5 and a silver Corvette C6 side by side at a light. Sounds like it’d be quite the scene to witness as both drivers revved their engines waiting for the light to turn green. However, this type of racing is better left off the suburban streets of The Woodlands. Being a former owner of fast sports cars, this guy knew exactly what was coming. And thanks to the wonderful world of technology we live in, he was able to record a video from his phone. Check it out.
Did you see that one coming, Dallas Ft Worth Chevy lovers? Luckily, only the Corvettes (and the drivers’ egos) were hurt. This is the perfect example of why racing is better left on the race track. A local news station down in Houston covered the story, here’s the clip:
Remember DFW, though it may be tempting to really drive that C5 or C6, don’t do it in the suburbs or on the streets. I’m not sure if you’re aware, but we do have a fairly large speedway out off highway 35 where you can really let her fly.
Hey DFW Camaro lovers, I have some exciting news. Earlier today, Chevrolet announced that its most-powerful convertible ever, the 2013 Camaro ZL1, will debut at the LA Auto show next month. According to a press release issued by General Motors, this Camaro will deliver more performance and technology than many exotic cars and ultra-luxury convertibles. I told you I had exciting news!
The ZL1 will be powered by a 580-horsepower LSA 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine, so I’m sure Camaro Chief Engineer, Al Oppenheiser, wasn’t kidding when he said, “This is a car that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you drop the top – or hit the gas.”
The convertible will share all its characteristics and engine parts with the 2012 ZL1 coupe model which recently lapped the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife course in 7:41.27 minutes. The only changes we’ll see are a tower brace under the hood, a transmission reinforcement brace, an underbody tunnel brace and a set of X and V braces under the body. All of these are aimed at stiffening the chassis to better handle and apply all the power the LSA generates. Check out this video of the 2012 Camaro ZL1 at Nordschleife.
Are you getting excited yet? The ZL1 convertible will most likely be available for purchase in the late months of 2012. Until then, I’ll be sure to keep you posted on the latest updates!
This has got to be one of the most ridiculous videos I have ever seen. Why oh why would you be so reckless in your Chevrolet Corvette Z06? Do you not love it? Do you just want to wreck it? Cause let me tell you…. When you get into a fight with a tree the tree will win every time. Go ahead and watch the video and tell me that you didn’t see that coming from a mile away. I imagine that right after you finish watching it you will feel sorry for the Chevy and want to kick the driver for being so irresponsible. You tell me…. Would you drive your Chevy like that? Oh and there are a few curse words to kids beware!
I don’t know if you could call this the greatest drag race of all time but Motor Trend seems to think that it is…. or it could be. I will say this much… It was fun to watch 11 of the best “drivers cars” put to the test. According to Motor Trend the following 11 cars make up the best. I am more than happy that they thought well enough about the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 to add it to the list of cars equaling 82-cylinders, 5000 horsepower and the cost of 1.5 million dollars. So on that note… Check out the list in winning order and of course you should watch the race. I think it is fun to note that the Chevrolet Corvette comes out once again over a Ford. Tell me your thoughts!
Ferrari 458 Italia
Audi R8 GT
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca
Porsche Cayman R
BMW 1 Series M
Lotus Evora S
Thanks to Brandi Hodge and Motor Trend for contributing.
I have lived in Texas all of my life and NASCAR is huge in Texas. I have been to countless NASCAR races out at Texas Motor Speedway and I’ve enjoyed every minute of them. Before every NASCAR race they have a pre-race prayer delivered by a local pastor. It’s usually a prayer asking to keep all the drivers, crews and more safe on the track as the race is going on. It’s a very quiet moment where for a minute or two everyone in the stands goes completely silent and listens to what the pastor is saying. We’re talking 100’s of thousands of people completely silent.
Recently there was a race at the Nashville Super Speedway, Pastor Joe Nelms of Family Baptist Church in Lebanon, TN gave us one prayer we will never forget. Not only did he thank the Lord for everything good in NASCAR but he even thanked the Lord for his HOT WIFE and a few more interesting things.
Take a look at the video below and tell me you didn’t giggle just a little bit. Personally I find it refreshing to see a man so excited to do a prayer for NASCAR, GM Performance Technology, and his Hot Wife! Enjoy!
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