Chevy's forthcoming Corvette Z06 will blast to 60 mph in less than three seconds, the automaker announced Wednesday.
That puts America's sports car, at a base price of $78,995, in the company of exotic cars such as the Porsche 911 Turbo S ($182,700) and the Lamborghini Aventador ($420,000). Although the Nissan GT-R, at $101,700, gives the Z06 a literal run for its money.
The official time is 2.95 seconds on cars with the eight-speed automatic transmission; the quarter mile passes in 10.95 seconds.
"The Corvette has long been known as America’s sports car," said Mark Reuss, General Motors’ executive vice president for global product development. "With the capability of the new Z06 rivaling the best performance cars in the world, we will also be America’s Supercar."