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A need for speed

2 years 3 months 3 weeks ago October 01, 2014 Oct 1, 2014 Wednesday, October 01 2014 October 01, 2014 6:56 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

DETROIT, MICHIGAN-  A new version of the classic Chevy Corvette can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under three-seconds. General Motors says the 2015 Corvette Z06 can hit 60 mph in 2.95 seconds and can travel a quarter mile in under eleven-seconds. Top speed in the quarter is 127 mph.

The Z06 goes on sale next year and will sell for $80,000. GM says it will be the first front-engine rear-wheel drive production car to break the three-second barrier. The one that achieved the time was equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and a supercharged V8 engine that puts out 650 horsepower. 

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