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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 Corvette Stingray PDR Camera Captures Valet Hitting 50 MPH and More!

2015 Corvette Stingray PDR Camera Captures Valet Hitting 50 MPH and More!

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The Valet Mode of the Stingray’s Performance Data Recorder system is a cool feature—even if it has drawn some heat for its potential illegal recording of audio. But you don’t need audio to see what’s wrong with this valet’s treatment of a new 2015 Corvette.

As Corvette Forum notes, the parking garage joyride took place at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California—not exactly a wild and wooly night club where you might expect such extracurricular vehicular behavior.

2015 Corvette Z06 with 650 Horsepower is GM’s most power production car ever

2015 Corvette Z06 with 650 Horsepower is GM’s most power production car ever

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Well, consider the cat officially out of the bag. Nearly five months after its debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show touting “at least 625 horsepower,” the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has now been SAE-certified to produce an impressive 650 hp.

For reference, the new Z06 is bested only by the following bits of exotica: the Ferrari LaFerrari, the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, the Lamborghini Aventador and the Ferrari FF. That’s some mighty good company.

Complementing the 650 supercharged ponies is an equally impressive 650 pound-feet of torque. Lovely as that second figure is, we really need to break down where the power is available. According to Chevy, 457 pound-feet of torque is available at idle, while 96 percent of peak torque arrives by 2,800 rpm. Honestly, if the Z06 can’t hit 60 in under three seconds, we’ll be shocked. Talk about a whole lot to handle.

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Press Release

2015 Corvette Z06 Rated at 650 Horsepower
Supercharged LT4 V-8 engine is the most powerful ever from Chevrolet

DETROIT – The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of a few production cars available in the United States that delivers more than 600 horsepower.

The Z06’s LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm.

“The LT4 Small Block sets a new benchmark for power and torque at GM,” said Steve Kiefer, vice president, GM Powertrain Engineering. “The engine also puts the new Corvette Z06 on par with the most powerful supercars offered in America, while delivering performance with impeccable manners that make it suitable for daily driving.”

Compared with other supercar engines, the LT4 is a veritable fountain of low-end torque, producing 457 lb-ft (619 Nm) just off idle and 625 lb-ft (847 Nm) by only 2,800 rpm. The V-12-powered Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, for example, produces about 28 percent less torque than the Z06, despite offering about 12 percent more horsepower – and its peak torque isn’t achieved until 6,000 rpm. The LT4 maintains 90 percent of its peak torque, or 592 lb-ft (802 Nm), from 2,500 to 5,400 rpm.

The new LT4 engine eclipses the Porsche 911 Turbo S engine’s peak power levels by 90 horsepower (67 kW) and 134 lb-ft of torque (182 Nm).

“Torque is the pulling power of an engine and the LT4’s abundance of it at every rpm in the engine’s speed range helps the 2015 Corvette Z06 accelerate quicker and respond nearly instantaneously,” said Jordan Lee, chief engineer for Small Block engines. “It’s the very definition of power on demand.”

The new Z06 engine produces 40 percent more peak torque (180 lb-ft / 244 Nm) than the previous-generation’s 7.0L LS7 engine – and 7.5 percent more than the supercharged 2013 Corvette ZR1’s 604 lb-ft (819 Nm). At 3,200 rpm, the new LT4 surpasses the LS7 by 208 lb-ft of torque (252 Nm). On the horsepower side of the graph, the LT4’s 650-hp rating is 29 percent greater than the LS7’s 505 horsepower (376 kW), and 12 horses more than the ZR1’s LS9 engine.

“The new LT4 engine builds on the design strengths of our previous supercharged engine and leverages the technologies introduced on the Corvette Stingray – direct injection, cylinder deactivation and continuously variable valve timing – to take Corvette performance to an all-new plateau,” said Lee. “Our new, very compact supercharger also helps the engine make power more quickly, and perhaps more importantly, it helps produce more torque earlier in the rpm band.”

“It’s also worth mentioning that the LT4’s supercar performance numbers are achieved with an engine that is nearly the same size as the very compact LT1 engine introduced in the 2014 Corvette Stingray,” Lee said. “The power density of the LT4 makes it one of the smallest and lightest 650-hp engines in the industry.”

LT4 details
The new LT4 engine is based on the same Gen 5 small block foundation as the Corvette Stingray’s LT1 6.2L naturally aspirated engine, incorporating several unique features designed to support its higher output and the greater cylinder pressures created by forced induction, including:
• Rotocast A356T6 aluminum cylinder heads that are stronger and handle heat better than conventional aluminum heads
• Lightweight titanium intake valves
• Machined, forged powder metal steel connecting rods for reduced reciprocating mass
• High 10.0:1 compression ratio – for a forced-induction engine – enhances performance and efficiency and is enabled by direct injection
• Forged aluminum pistons with unique, stronger structure to ensure strength under high cylinder pressures
• Stainless steel exhaust manifolds and an aluminum balancer that are lighter than their LT1 counterparts
• Standard dry-sump oiling system with a dual-pressure-control oil pump.

A new 1.7L supercharger spins at up to 20,000 rpm – 5,000 rpm more than the supercharger on the Corvette ZR1’s engine. The rotors are smaller in diameter, which contributes to their higher-rpm capability – and enables them to produce power-enhancing boost earlier in the rpm band. That boost is achieved more efficiently via a more direct discharge port that creates less turbulence, reducing heat and speeding airflow into the engine.

“The Small Block’s cam-in-block design heritage has always enabled very high performance and responsiveness in a small, compact package – an attribute amplified by the performance of our new supercharger’s design,” said Lee.

The LT4 is assembled at the new Performance Build Center at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant and at GM’s Tonawanda engine plant in New York. It is matched with a standard seven-speed manual transmission or an all-new, paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission built in Toledo, Ohio.

Designed to deliver shift responses on par with the world’s best dual-clutch transmissions, it is the first automatic offered in a Z06. It also makes the Z06 one of the few cars this powerful to offer the choice of a conventional manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic.

The 2015 Corvette Z06 goes on sale in early 2015.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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2015 Corvette Z06

News Source: Autoblog via Chevrolet