While we are still waiting to see the first example of the new generation Corvette Stingray out there on the roads, news came in that Chevrolet has already ordered its designers and engineers to start working on the next big thing, the Corvette Z07 Stingray.
Traditionally, the Zo7 should follow the Convertible version of the Corvette. It has already been revealed and will hit the showrooms a few months after the Coupe version. So chances are Chevy is gearing up to launch the Z07 some time in 2015. That will give the standard versions to get their feet grounded in the market.
As for the specs of the Corvette Z07, sources close to GM have told Car&Driver that it will get a 4.5-liter twin-turbo V8 instead of the 6.2 liter naturally-aspirated unit that is in the Stingray. The new unit will be shared with the production version of the Cadillac Elmiraj. But while it makes around 500 hp in the Caddy, the Z07 gets no less than 600 horsepower. The twin-turbo unit also helps with the fuel economy targets.
The Corvette Z07 Stingray is expected to cost in the neighborhood of $100K USD, which is significantly higher than the starting price of the current 500 hp Corvette Z06.