The car should be capable of zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds.

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(USA Today) Take a 625-horsepower sports car and knock off the roof. That's behind the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible that is expected to make its appearance at the New York Auto Show this week.

"The Z06 Convertible is a world-class supercar in every sense," says Mark Reuss, a General Motors executive vice president, in a statement. "Only a handful of convertibles in the world bring more than 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque."

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Chevy isn't saying a lot about how the car will perform, except to say it should be capable of zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds. Performance convertibles sometimes have their top speed limited out of concern that the top will stay on the car.

It is the first time Chevrolet has offered a Z06 Convertible from the factory since 1963. Back then, it was an options package for racing.

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