Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and C7.R make European debut at Geneva Motor Show

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 by

At the , celebrated the European premiere of the all-new Corvette Z06 and the C7.R race car. Nestled between a couple of Camaro’s and seventh generation Corvette Stingrays, the two new beauties were the highlight at the American manufacturers stand.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and C7.R

Believed to be the most track-capable Corvette in Chevrolet’s history, the new Z06 is also the first to offer a supercharged engine, automatic transmission and a removable roof panel. With the aid of Direct Injection, Active Fuel Management and Continuously Variable Valve Timing, the Z06 delivers 625 horsepower and 861 Nm of torque from its all-new LT4 6.2 litre supercharged V8 engine.

At the other end of the spectrum, Corvette Racing is fielding two C7.R race cars in 2014, both of which saw their racing debut at the 52nd Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 25-26 2014.  As before, the race car and the Z06 are believed to share the same production-based aluminum frame.

Advanced manufacturing procedures, including laser welding, GM’s patented aluminum spot-welding process and flow drill-machined fasteners, have been used. This has resulted in a frame structure that is 40 percent stronger than that of the C7.R’s predecessor, the outgoing C6.R.

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