Today, 07:30 PM
Finally we are getting some Z06 convertible test figure and with the 8L90 8-speed automatic. Enthusiasts will compare the coupe and convertible figures and what should make drop top fans happy is that the Corvette Z06 Convertible does not add much weight at all over the coupe.
3613 pounds may not be light but it also is not heavy. Considering the 7-speed manual Z06 coupe weighs in at 3536 pounds the convertible adds less than 100 pounds. That is incredible (and thanks to having a soft top).
This roughly 100 pounds weight difference shows in the acceleration figures as the convertible is a tenth off to 60 miles per hour, three tenths to 100 miles per hour, and two tenths and one mile per hour off in the 1/4 mile. In other words, it is just about the same exact thing but the added weight shows just slightly.
The handling is just as incredible with the Z06 Convertible pulling an incredible 1.17g on the skidpad. Grip, grip, and more grip is what this car offers and the test vehicle did have the Z07 package.
The convertible is everything you love about the coupe with the ability to drop the top. For those who love the sun and warm weather, the minor weight penalty is well worth it. Although since the standard Z06 can remove its top for a targa setup the convertible with its price premium will not be for everyone. It is undeniably sexy with its top off though.
VEHICLE TYPE:front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door convertible
PRICE AS TESTED:$113,835 (base price: $87,020)
ENGINE TYPE:supercharged and intercooled pushrod 16-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
DISPLACEMENT:376 cu in, 6162 cc
Power: 650 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 650 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
TRANSMISSION:8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
Wheelbase: 106.7 in
Length: 177.9 in
Width: 77.4 in Height:48.6 in
Passenger volume: 52 cu ft
Cargo volume: 10 cu ft
Curb weight: 3613 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 3.1 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 7.1 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 12.3 sec
Zero to 150 mph: 18.2 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 3.6 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 1.7 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 11.3 sec @ 126 mph
Top speed (C/D est, drag limited): 185 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 134 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.17 g
EPA city/highway: 13/21 mpg
C/D observed: 15 mpg