This 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Blew Its Engine After 6 Miles


Apparently someone’s Z06 Corvette blew its motor sky high after just six miles on the odometer according to GM Authority on a piece they dropped earlier yesterday (June. 14, 2015) member ZRace2 had just taken delivery of his 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 from the dealership, and not less than 1 mile from the front showroom, the engine starts knocking.

"“… the car had 6miles on it and not even a mile from the dealership started knocking, and died before I could pull over."

GM Authority further reiterates that this wasn’t the first case of engine failure for Chevrolet’s new LT4 supercharged engine. Ironically, one other member on Corvette Forum had experience an engine failure at the ripe old odometer age of 891 miles. Although, there IS video evidence…provided by himself, of him flogging his Z06 before a proper break-in quite thoroughly (Video posted below.)

"“While making a pull from 35 miles per hour, I accelerated and shifted short of redline, and boom – the car began knocking. I pulled over and popped the hood. I could hear a loud knock coming from the No. 6 cylinder area along with a serious, grinding, metal-on-metal sound coming from the supercharger area,”"

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That resulted in GM forking over an estimated $24 thousand for a new LT4. And such was the case for Car and Driver as well with their long-term Chevrolet Corvette. Car and Driver were supposed to spend 30,000 miles with their base model Z51 but got just 6,000 miles before blowing its motor due to a failed rod bearing. Their engine also was covered under warranty.

But when you fork over (or at least commit) to spending close to $80,000 on a daily track car for the streets, you want the peace of mind knowing that your car can go the distance. Corvette owners form…bonds with their cars. They’re in it for the long-haul. News of engine failures is certainly disconcerting at the very least. Perhaps GM hasn’t sorted all the bugs from its new LT4? Maybe they should bring back the tried and true LSx engines? One things for sure. If this turns out to be a trend, expect a class action lawsuit headed GM’s way.