At its unveiling, and all subsequent media related to the car, Chevrolet introduced the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible as one of the most capable drop-tops on the market. This certainly proved to be true, and it would take enthusiasts virtually no time at all to realize that Chevrolet had not only built a high-performance convertible, but rather a supercar that rivaled virtually any driving machine on the planet.
At the heart of the 2015 Corvette Z06 was a new LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine. The LT4 was SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650-lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm. This certified performance rating identified the Z06 Corvette as not only the most-powerful production car ever built by General Motors, but also one of the most powerful production cars available in the United States at that time.