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C7 Corvette Z06 hits 60mph in 2.95 seconds, stops in 99.6 feet [Video]

by Justin King

Chevy boasts a 10.95-second quarter mile, on par with the Hellcat-powered Dodge Charger.

Chevrolet is boasting several impressive performance benchmarks after taking its new to the track.

The high-performance package is capable of launching to 60 mph from a standstill in just 2.95 seconds, when equipped with the paddle-shifted eight-speed automatic. With the traditional seven-speed manual transmission the time stretches modestly to 3.2 seconds.

A quarter-mile sprint is said to take just 10.95 seconds with the eight-speed automatic -- besting Dodge's new by .05 seconds -- and jumps to 11.2 seconds with the manual gearbox.

Brembo has also released a promotional video detailing its carbon-ceramic brakes on the Z07 Performance Package, which brings the Z06 down from 60 mph to a stop in just 99.6 feet.

"That's the best braking performance of any production car GM has ever tested," the automaker said in a statement.

C7 Z06 cornering performance is similarly improved, reaching 1.2 g of lateral acceleration and helping beat the C6 ZR1's Milford Road Course record by a full second. In contrast, the C6 lineup topped out at 1.13 g.

All of the tests were performed with the Z07 package, with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

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