This year at the New York Auto Show Chevrolet is celebrating not only the debut of the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible, but also the biggest performance car lineup they’ve had in years. Between the Corvettes, the Camaros, and the SS, Chevrolet Performance car line offers 14 different models.
The cream of the crop is of course the new Corvette Stingray. It comes in four flavors: Coupe, Convertible, Z06, and Z06 Convertible. The Standard Stingray coupe and convertible models feature the LT1 V8 rated at 455 horsepower, available in 2015 with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Z06 Coupe and Convertible are the proper supercars of the range, boasting 625 horsepower and 635 lb-ft of torque from an all-new supercharged engine, allowing for a 0 to 60 time of 3.5 seconds. Besides having mega power, the Z06 family also gets distinctive styling and fine aerodynamics.
The Camaro family is the most diverse in Chevrolet performance car lineup, offering everything from a V6, to a dragster, and even a track car. The base model gets a 323 horsepower V6 and offers up to 30 mpg on the highway. Next up is the SS, powered by a 426 horsepower V8 engine, capable of sprinting form 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds.
The Camaro range has two high-performance models as well. There is the ZL1, boasting a 580 horsepower and 556 lb-ft of torque supercharged 6.2L V-8, and the new Z/28 track-focused sports car. The Z/28 gets bespoke aerodynamics, suspension, and Brembo brakes, and is tuned more for handling than straight-line performance.
Those who prefer straight-line performance can go for the COPO Camaro, a turnkey dragster of which only 69 units will be built. It is the first purpose-built Camaro race car from Chevy and the quickest Camaro ever from the factory.
Last but not least, we have the Chevrolet SS, the only four-door offering. The sedan is powered by the same LT1 V8 as the Stingray, but its power output is limited to 415-hp / 415-lb-ft. Still, it can hit 60 mph from rest in just 5 seconds.