After engineers and designers left nothing untouched in the 2014 Corvette, the first model of the icon's seventh generation, the big news for 2015 is the rebirth of the Z06 model. Supercharged with horsepower north of 600 and, for the first time in a modern Z06, a removable roof panel, it is the most track-capable Corvette in history.Read more...
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After engineers and designers left nothing untouched in the 2014 Corvette, the first model of the icon's seventh generation, the big news for 2015 is the rebirth of the Z06 model. Supercharged with horsepower north of 600 and, for the first time in a modern Z06, a removable roof panel, it is the most track-capable Corvette in history. The 2015 Corvette Black Book summarizes the Z06''s features, covers 2015's other new offerings, and wraps up 2014 production with interim changes and production counts for models, options and colors.
Tough act to follow
The first Corvette Black Book was published in 1978. Two years later a new edition added 1979 and 1980. A bigger edition came along in 1984 and updated books continued each year through 1990. In 1992, the book was rewritten cover to cover and resized to cram in 40% more data. New editions were published each year through 1999. In 2000, height and page count increased. Page count increased again in 2003 as more material was added. In 2011, the height of the book increased to a full ten inches. The beauty of the Corvette Black Book lies, like the car itself, in its evolution. These are pocket-sized marvels with thousands of Corvette facts, options and option codes, exterior and interior colors and codes, production figures, serial numbers for body, engine, and component parts, original "window sticker" prices, and a compilation of the details that make each model unique. By categorizing all this in a precise year-to-year format, the Corvette Black Book puts phenomenal expertise at your fingertips. And the latest 1953-2015 edition is the best yet.
Improved yet again
The 2011 Corvette Black Book was resized by adding nearly an inch to its height, the fourth such height increase in the book's lifespan. Extra space permitted more data for most models years?"more engine numbers and color data for starters?"and also realigned type spacing for easier reading. The 2015 edition builds on the new format. In the Corvette Black Book, production quantities always trail by one year. So in addition to 2015 introductory info, the 2015 edition includes 2014 quantities and running production changes. It's all part of an endless effort to maintain the Corvette Black Book's reputation for detail and accuracy. Not only does it have the information you want, the book is designed so you can find what you're looking for quickly.
No one's perfect, but after three plus decades of attention to detail, the Corvette Black Book has become the enthusiast's bible. Next time you visit a top quality Corvette restoration shop, see if there isn't a you-know-what lying around. Notice which book is stuffed into enthusiasts' pockets at Corvette events around the world. It is Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book from Michael Bruce Associates. Period.