Corvette Z06 to bow at Detroit

Chevrolet is billing the new Z06 as the most track-capable Corvette ever

Published: December 9, 2013, 5:00 PM

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - teaser

As Porsche has done for decades, General Motors has adopted the practice of adding special models to the Corvette lineup incrementally, to keep market and media attention focused on the brand.

With the seventh-generation Corvette Stingray coupe introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last January and a convertible model making its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, it's time to titiallate the Corvette faithful once again.

To that end, Chevrolet will introduce the 2015 Corvette Z06 next month at the 2014 Detroit auto show, billing it as the most track-capable Corvette ever.

It is designed to deliver supercar levels of performance, the company says, through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features. But it hasn't provided any further details beyond the accompanying teaser photo.

Speculation is rife as to what engine will power the Z06. The previous model used Chevrolet's 7.0-litre LS7 V-8, which will also be found in the 2014 Camaro Z/28, so that's a logical starting point.

We'll all find out in about a month, if not before.

Production of the Z06 is expected to begin in late 2014.