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Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible preview

The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible is one high-performance ragtop.

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible
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Chevrolet released preview photos and specs for the Corvette Z06 Convertible, which will debut at the New York auto show next week.

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For its convertible version, the Z06 uses a power-operated soft-top.

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Chevrolet says the structure of the Z06 was so stiff it did not need to add bracing to the convertible version to preserve rigidity.

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One notable change: air intakes for transmission cooling move from the rear fenders to underneath the car.

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As with the Z06 Coupe, the new convertible gets a supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8.

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There is virtually no weight difference between the convertible and the coupe on which it is based.

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The Corvette Z06 has more power and is designed to be more track-capable than the Corvette Stingray.

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Chevrolet preserved the cabin design in the convertible version.

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There will certainly be more headroom for helmeted drivers in the Z06 Convertible.

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The convertible top can be operated at speeds up to 30 mph.

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