Chevrolet has just revealed its latest 2023 Corvette Z06. The announcement has shown a few amazing specs and while pricing hasn’t been officially released, some sources are speculating a relatively affordable price point for a supercar.
The new Z06 now shares the same chassis as its on-track variant, so that’s exciting to hear. What’s more exciting is the that the car now packs in a hand-assembled, naturally aspirated 5.5 litre LT6 V8 engine that can pump out 670bhp.
A new flat-plane crankshaft that pushes 8,600rpm. All this means that the car can do 0-100km/h in just 2.6 seconds! This crankshaft will also change how the car sounds, meaning that it will sound more like a Ferrari than a Corvette.
The V8 is hooked up to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and features rear-wheel drive.
Chevrolet have added an optional package that adds aerodynamic elements, reduces the weight, and upgrades the brakes and tyres. The tyres come standard with aluminium 20-inch front and 21-inch rear tyres, but there are a set of carbon fibre rollers available too.
The price is an educated guess. Considering the 2022 Corvette started around $62,000 USD, and that the Z06’s predecessor started at roughly $25,000 USD more than the base model, add those two together we’re looking at a roughly $90,000 USD price tag.
The Z06’s aero design is very interesting. It measures 3.6-inches wider than the Stingray to both fit the new larger 345-series tyres and to increase the car’s capacity for airflow.
The specially designed front and rear fascia work with a reconfigurable rear spoiler that optimises performance.
So, what do we think? It certainly looks the part. It’s aggressive and angry looking. It might punch you in the face for looking at it wrong. But that seems to be all part of what Chevrolet are going for here. The performance is impressive, especially at the estimated price point but we will have to see when it is released.
Production is set to start in late 2022 and deliveries should begin mid 2023.
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