Chevrolet has revealed the new 2023 Corvette Z06, designed and engineered to act as a precision tool for the track two years after the Corvette Stingray made its debut.
Under the hood is an all-new 5.5-litre LT6 engine paired to an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox; it’s the highest output, naturally aspirated V8 engine in any production car. There’s 670 hp and 623 Nm, and a redline of 8,600 rpm.
It’s said that Chevrolet’s engineers spend two years crafting a distinct, rich exhaust note unlike anything ever heard from a Corvette.
The exterior is more than three inches wider than the Stingray both in the front and rear sections. The front end has been optimised for better cooling with fins and ducts directing air to one of the car’s five heat exchangers for better cooling.
Wheels measure 20-inches in the front and 21-inches at the rear while a pair of 6-pot calipers in the front ensure optimal braking ability especially on the track. The Corvette Z06 boasts the largest wheels in any Corvette with its rear tyres measuring 345 mm wide. In total, Chevrolet has up to seven different wheel designs for the Z06 and 12 exterior colours. Its rear wing is made of carbon fibre.
The Corvette Z06 comes with launch control and a Performance Traction Management system that offers five different settings for torque reduction and brake intervention in the event of track driving.
Inside the driver-focused cockpit, customers can choose from various trim offerings including a full carbon fibre look. There are also hand-wrapped leather options along with a full red leather interior option. In total, there are seven interior colour combinations to choose from. There are even three different seat designs!
Bespoke attention to detail
In the driver-focused cockpit, premium materials continue to elevate the luxurious look and feel introduced with the Stingray. They’re complemented with available carbon fiber trim that expresses the car’s lightweight, track-focused mantra.
Production of the 2023 Corvette Z06 begins in summer 2022 in both left-hand drive and right-hand drive configurations.