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Watch Out Porsche & Nissan, Chevy Z06 On It's Way

Expected to make it's official debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the track-focused Chevy Z06 has some lofty goals. Spokespeople at the Detroit automaker have said that they are taking aim at the Porsche 911 and Nissan GT-R.

Chevrolet is actively beefing up it's line-up of performance cars, including the recently launched SS sedan, the Camaro Z/28 that will be on sale next spring, and the Corvette Stingray which will finally arrive in showrooms this month, after a year long period of anticipation.

One of every four performance cars in the U.S. sold this year has been made by General Motors. GM sold 75,552 Camaros and 14,286 Corvettes so far this year, with Porsche selling 9,614 units of their 911 and Nissan selling 1,158 GT-Rs.

GM says that the performance car industry is undergoing a renaissance. Chevrolet's sales are at about the same level as last year, despite the six month closure of the Corvette plant. Says GM: "No other manufacturer will be able to match the breath of performance cars from Chevrolet."

The anticipation for the Z06 is high. After the improvement seen on the C6 by the C7 Stingray, including a 455 hp engine; a similar level of improvement could take the Z06 to an all new level of American performance cars. Speculators are predicting a forced-induction engine and over 600 horsepower. GM is calling it "the most track capable Corvette ever."

Chevy is still leaving us in the dark and isn't giving out any info on the Z06, only that it will be yellow, and production is scheduled for late 2014. The teaser photo above is all that GM will let us have at this point. We'll know a lot more once the Z06 is unveiled in Detroit next month. We can't wait!

By Linda Aylesworth - autoExpert.ca

 

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