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15 Sep 2014

Chevrolet stunned car fans worldwide when they revealed the new C7 Stingray based Z06 model at the Detroit Motor Show in January. The combination of big power, stunning looks and convincing aero won it many fans, though we were all slightly disappointed that it won’t be going on sale until next year.

The latest move has confused many die hard ‘Vette enthusiasts though, as Chevrolet has unveiled a convertible version of the hardcore track focused model. The Z06 has previously been coupe only, but clearly Chevrolet sees a market for it – after all Ferrari turned the 430 Scuderia into the 16M Convertible and Lamborghini had the Superleggera-based LP570-4 Performante.

Visually the Z06 Convertible is mostly the same as the coupe, with a wide front grille, bonnet vents, wide arches and lots of carbon fibre aero additions – there’s a splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser and rear lip spoiler. The only real change visually is the deletion of the rear wing top intakes, which have been moved under the car due to the convertible roof. Speaking of which, that roof can be lowered or raised at speeds up to 30 mph, or via the key fob.

Power is from the same 6.2 litre supercharged V8 as the coupe, with ‘at least’ 625 bhp, driven to the rear wheels via the standard seven speed manual or eight speed automatic gearbox. Chassis-wise, there is no difference between the Z06 and Z06 Convertible, mainly because the car is already incredibly stiff – the standard C7 Stingray is already 20% stiffer than the old C6 Z06. The interior is the same as the coupe, with leather and alcantara throughout and some very serious looking carbon backed sports seats.

The Corvette Z06 Convertible will go on sale next summer in the UK in LHD only.