2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
On Notice: Goodbye, ZR1 and Everybody Else
By Carlos Lago
Our resident hot shoe Randy Pobst idles back into the pits in the Z06. It's turned into a humid, 85-degree afternoon here at Road Atlanta -- we'd spent the morning in the garages waiting out a rainstorm -- and the white car with the black wheels and black wings looks purposeful against the tarmac and bright green trees. Pobst gets out, and the small group of Chevrolet engineers approaches, eager to hear his thoughts. Impatient for our data acquisition hardware's results, they'd been timing his laps on their phones: 1:30.17, 1:30.21, 1:30.67. One of Pobst's thoughts: "The power felt great. Honestly, I want another hundred more. It's stable enough. You don't feel threatened."
A freakin' bargain.The price makes this all the more bewildering, as you'd need to spend nearly $1 million elsewhere to reach the performance our Z06 offers at an as-tested $105,210. With that comes the clear message this car sends to the rest of the world: Bring it on.