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2015 Chevrolet Corvette gets a base price: $78,995, delivered

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(Read caption) Besides three trim levels, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette offers a premium package that includes leather-wrapped interior; performance data recorder and navigation, and competition sport seats in leather or sueded microfiber.

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The newest candidate for American supercar stardom now has a price, and it’s a remarkable one: $78,995 with delivery. If you’d prefer a convertible, it’ll start at $83,995.

That’s just $121.53 per horsepower (or per pound-foot of torque). While it’s not the screaming power-per-dollar bargain of the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat (a mere $84.85 per hp), the 2015 Corvette Z06 is much more than a one-trick pony. (DON'T MISS: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Dyno Tested, May Be More Powerful Than Claimed: Video)

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The Z06 is, after all, based on the incredibly balanced and fun-to-drive Stingray, with the added benefit of yet more suspension work, aerodynamic work, and, of course, all of that power from the supercharged LT4 V-8.
For those who’d prefer even more performance than comes in the standard Z06’s equipment list, there’s the Carbon Fiber Ground Effects package at $2,995. It includes a functional carbon fiber front splitter, carbon rocker panels, and an effective rear spoiler. (MUST SEE: Watch This 1,029-HP Honda Odyssey Minivan Roast Its Tires: Video)

Add the Z07 Performance Package for $7,995, and you’ll get Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors, adjustable elements to the front and rear splitters of the Carbon Fiber Ground Effects package, and Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup tires. That means better grip, better stopping, and reduced unsprung weight.

On top of the packages, there are three trim levels: 1LZ, 2LZ, and 3LZ, each of which grows progressively more luxurious. On top of the trim levels, there are a other extras that can be added, including: the Premium Package with leather-wrapped interior; Performance Data Recorder and navigation; Competition sport seats in leather or sueded microfiber; carbon fiber interior and tonneau cover inserts; visible carbon fiber roof panel for the coupe; and Tintcoat exterior colors, various wheel finishes, and a range of brake caliper colors.


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