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GM unveils fastest convertible ever made

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GM unveils fastest convertible ever made

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Apr 16, 2014

General Motors has unveiled what it is calling the fastest convertible car it has ever produced.

The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has 625 horsepower. The car can go from from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than 3.5 seconds. It is a rag-top version of the hard-top Z06 that was unveiled in January.

According to CNN Money, it is a challenge to make a convertible version of a car with that much power. Without a fixed roof, a car's body will flex and twist too much at higher speeds and hard cornering.

Pricing for the new Z06 will be announced closer to start of production in early 2015.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to NowTrending.com.