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Callaway Cars Releases Their Most Powerful Corvette 757hp – Corvette Z06

 

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0-60 time quoted at 2.8 seconds and a quarter-mile run in 10.5.

Callaway Cars Releases Their Most Powerful Corvette
– 757 bhp / 777 lb-ft
– Z06-based Corvette upgrade boasts 32% larger supercharger, triple intercoolers, and consistent power – lap after lap
The Numbers – Callaway Cars today announced power numbers and performance for the flagship model in their performance car lineup. Equipped with Callaway’s GenThree Supercharger, the Corvette Z06 now produces 757 bhp @ 6,200 rpm and 777 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm (SAE). A launch to 60 mph is now achieved in 2.8 seconds, and a quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds at 131 mph.

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Why Go Big, When You Can Go Bigger? – Size Matters. To reach that power (which is up from 650 bhp / 650 lb-ft) the supercharger itself needed to be bigger since the output of a positive displacement supercharger is proportionate to its size. The Callaway GenThree supercharger is 32% larger in displacement (2300cc vs 1740cc).

Cooling – Callaway engineers recognize that a key contributor to maximizing power is reduction of inlet air temperature associated with forced induction. Callaway’s unique triple-element intercooler configuration provides significantly lower and well-managed inlet charge air temperatures than single or smaller dual-element designs. The supercharger housing extends through the hood, thereby exposing it to outside ambient airflow and adding an element of convective cooling. The supercharger is visible without opening the hood, and heat is inherently extracted from the engine compartment.

Bold Packaging – The supercharger assembly is no longer cramped below the hood line. The completely redesigned manifold helps maintain consistent charge air temperatures with exceptionally low restriction and even airflow distribution to all cylinders, which results in a broad torque band producing over 500 lb-ft from 2,000 to 6,400 rpm. This translates to more consistent power delivery in severe-duty driving environments, a compromise typically observed with “underhood” approaches. A 10-rib drive pulley system was also integrated to prevent belt-slippage.11817005-10153385244079718-4018990563581011236-n-1
Patents – The technical features of the Callaway GenThree supercharger are significant enough that utility and design aspects of the system have been awarded patent pending status through the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Competence – 35 years of experience, compliance and warranty. All Callaway cars are assembled to precise engineering specifications by expert technicians at Callaway facilities, exclusively. Callaway provides the most comprehensive standard warranty among all specialty manufacturers. All Callaway cars are also fully emission-compliant. Additionally, there is an optional 5 year/60,000 mile Extended Powertrain Service Contract on all 2016 models.
CALLAWAY CORVETTE Z06 STANDARD EQUIPMENT INCLUDES:
– Callaway GenThree Supercharger (pat. pend.) with Triple-Element Intercooler System
– Callaway Supercharger Hood Surround
– Callaway Carbon Fiber Engine Mid-Covers
– Callaway High Flow Air Intake System
– Callaway Embroidered Floor Mats
– Callaway Anodized Aluminum Door Sill Panels
– Callaway Exterior and Interior Badging
– Callaway Underhood Build Plaque with Vehicle Identification Number
– Callaway Key Fobs
– Callaway Authenticity Documentation Package
– Callaway 3 Year, 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty
Callaway’s standard 3 Year/36,000 Mile Limited Warranty overlaps the factory GM warranties, and ensures that Callaway Corvettes are not blocked for service by GM dealerships nationwide. Optional equipment for 2016 includes a 5 Year/60,000 Mile Powertrain Service Contract, ShortThrow Shifter, Callaway Sport Exhaust with Double-D Tips, Embroidered Car Cover, and National Corvette Museum Delivery.
All Callaway Corvettes are prepared to Callaway engineering specifications by expert craftsmen in Callaway’s Connecticut and California factories. Callaway Corvettes are sold and serviced by Chevrolet dealerships across North America that are members of Callaway’s Authorized Dealer Network. Callaway staff also works with prospective buyers who are not located near Callaway Authorized Dealers to facilitate delivery, maintenance, and warranty service.
The Callaway Corvette Z06 Package price: $16,995.00 with vehicles now in production.
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LINGENFELTER PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING OFFERS 720 HORSEPOWER STAGE 1 PERFORMANCE PACKAGE FOR 2015 C7 Z06 CORVETTES
BRIGHTON, Mich. – Corvette owners who crave more performance and power from their C7 Z06 LT-4 engine, and an even greater adrenaline rush when behind the wheel, can satisfy their need for increased power with a new Stage 1 engine package from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.
Lingenfelter’s C7 Z06 engine package ups the LT-4’s horsepower and torque without sacrificing drivability, while providing improvements in both throttle response and acceleration. Created with Lingenfelter’s signature attention to precise detail and quality, the 6.2L engine package increases the amount of boost the LT-4’s 1.7L supercharger makes, raising horsepower from 650 stock to 720 horsepower, with an increase of peak torque to 730 lbs. ft.
The kit includes: Lingenfelter LT1/LT4 dry sump damper, Lingenfelter 9.2-inch 15 percent overdrive supercharger drive pulley, supercharger drive belt, 100mm idler pulley kit, high flow air filter, 170-degree performance thermostat, GM crankshaft bolt, handheld programmer with Lingenfelter-designed tune for the LT-4 power package, professional installation by Lingenfelter-trained technicians as well as chassis dyno testing before/after installation with dyno graphs and video documenting the performance gains on USB drive. Special Lingenfelter branding, comprised of chrome fender badges, interior badge and personalized stainless engine badge, is added, along with Lingenfelter’s official certificate of authenticity. The package is backed by a one year/12,000 mile warranty on the added components.
The Lingenfelter Stage 1 LT-4 kit boosts horsepower and torque across the entire power band, which translates into a noticeable difference in acceleration. Throttle response is also greatly improved, with the LT-4 now responding instantly to pedal input. The result is a Z06 Corvette that feels more like a race car on a road course, yet with the manners and temperament of a car that can easily be driven comfortably daily on the street.

Pay Chevy $5,000 And They’ll Let You Build A Corvette Engine

Pay Chevy $5,000 And They’ll Let You Build A Corvette Engine

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The do-it-yourself movement centers around two linked principles: learning a skill and saving money. Chevy’s Engine Build Experience, which lets Corvette Z06 buyers spend a day hand-assembling the supercharged, 650-horsepower engine that will go in their brand-new American supercar, definitely has the first part down. But at a cost of $5000, you won’t save any money opting for the build-your-own package.

The Engine Build Experience invites customers who’ve special-ordered a brand-new Z06 to come to the Performance Build Center, the facility within the Bowling Green Assembly Plant where every Z06 engine is assembled. The package lets buyers spend a full day at the center at the behest of an engine-assembly technician, who will instruct and oversee as the customer puts together the powerplant of his or her Z06. Each customer-built mill gets a personalized engine plaque indicating the owner/builder’s name and the date of assembly, along with professional photos documenting the whole experience.

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Of course, you won’t walk in the door in the morning and drive out in the brand-new Z06 you (sort of) built yourself. “It’s important for customers to understand their engine won’t be installed the day after they build it,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette product manager. “It will flow into the scheduling process for vehicle assembly, which depends on a number of logistical variables.” And of course, travel to Bowling Green and lodging is up to the customer.

Source: Car & Driver

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Priced way below it’s Competitors at $78,995

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Priced way below it’s Competitors at $78,995

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

 

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors, and it’s a technological landmark in the long lineage of Corvettes. It’s also more affordable than you might think.

The 2015 Z06 starts at $78,995* – not chump change, but well below the price ranges of key competitors.

As was announced earlier today, the 2015 Z06 has a starting price of $78,995 for the coupe and $83,995 for the convertible, *including $995 in destination charges. That’s not chump change, but it’s well below the price ranges of several of its key competitors.

The Corvette has long been compared with the Porsche 911, but the Z06’s 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque easily eclipses the most powerful 911, the Turbo S (560 hp, 516 lb-ft). The Z06 also costs less than half as much, as the Turbo S has a starting MSRP of $182,700, and then tacks on a $995-shipping charge.
A closer comparison – pricewise – would be the Porsche Cayman GTS, which comes in with an MSRP of $75,200 – that’s $2,800 cheaper than the Vette. Thing is, it has 310 fewer hp.

The Audi R8 is a slightly more formidable competitor to the Z06 based on pure power. The V10 Plus has 550 hp, and its mid-engine configuration is a better layout for pure driving dynamics. But, its pricing starts at $173,500, not including a $1,250-destination charge. The base R8 with its 430-hp V8 begins at $115,000.

 

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Then there’s another long-running Corvette rival, the Dodge Viper SRT, and its 640-hp V10 engine. For 2014, the Viper costs $99,885, which is up $2,000 from 2013. Add in $1,995 shipping (your Viper does come in an enclosed trailer), and the total comes to $101,880. The price listed on the SRT website is $102,485, which includes the gas-guzzler tax, but not shipping. Regardless, it’s about $22,000 more than the new Z06.

The all-wheel-drive Nissan GT-R, meanwhile, dials up 545 hp from a turbo V6 for $101,770, which rises to $103,365 with shipping.

The Z06 also grades out well in the world of exotics. The Ferrari FF produces 651 hp from its V12, which edges out the Z06 (barely), though the Ferrari only makes 504 lb-ft – all for a sticker of about $300,000 – though it does offer all-wheel drive.

Flipping the script on the Z06, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat pumps out 707 horses for a price tag of $59,995 and a $995 destination charge brings the sticker to $60,990. That’s more power for less money than the Corvette, but the Challenger is also a much larger car, and it’s more of a muscle car than a sports car.

In this age of gaudy horsepower figures and prices, the Hellcat vs. Z06 is a fitting example of how modern sports cars are not all created equal. While the Hellcat can blow the doors off of the Vette with its power specs, the Z06 is assuredly a better track car. Porsche and Ferrari loyalists will naturally gravitate to and pay more for products from their brands, and no horsepower figure or “low-low” sticker price will change that. Plus, the sports-car segment is small enough in terms of sales so as to seemingly play by its own rules. No matter how much horsepower the Corvette has, it won’t do much to erode GM’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy standing.

While the Hellcat can blow the doors off of the Vette with its statistics, the Z06 is assuredly a better track car.

Still, the Z06 creates a seriously compelling value case for enthusiasts in search of power for a competitive price. Corvette spokesman Monte Doran reminded Autoblog that sharing parts and technology among Chevy vehicles has allowed the brand to keep prices of its high-end sports cars relatively low. The 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 is the first Z06 to use a supercharged engine, the first to have a true convertible variant and the first to offer an eight-speed automatic transmission.

“Chevrolet has developed a successful model for sharing components with Corvette and other models in the portfolio,” he said. “For example, the eight-speed transmission was designed for Z06, and will also be used in full-size trucks with the 6.2L; the carbon-ceramic brakes are shared between the Camaro Z/28 and Corvette Z06. This enables Chevrolet to offer stratospheric-levels of performance without stratospheric prices.”

Dave Sullivan, manager of product analysis for AutoPacific, an automotive research firm, concurs:

“By sharing parts and components with higher-volume vehicles, GM can keep the price down on the Corvette,” he said. “The Z06 could prove to be one of the memorable bargains of the century.”

Sullivan expects the horsepower wars to continue, which is only good for enthusiasts.

“Look at the Ford GT a decade ago,” he said. “It was about $150,000 for 550 HP and 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. For a little more than half that, you can get more power, better performance, and a car that the manufacturer is committed to building for many years to come. Inflation? What inflation?”