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New Corvette Z06 will have 650 HP

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Chevy unveiled its 650 horsepower Corvette on Friday. (Source: CNN) Chevy unveiled its 650 horsepower Corvette on Friday. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) – Chevy announced on Friday that the new Corvette Z06 will pack a whopping 650 horsepower.

That puts the storied American muscle car in some distinguished company, power-wise.

The new model will now be on par with certain models of Ferrari, Lamborghini and MacLaren.

The crowd-pleasing announcement comes at a sensitive time for GM. The company is facing public embarrassment and hefty fines over a fatal ignition switch problem.

Pricing for the super car has yet to be announced, but fans have got to be drooling over the specs.

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