2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Shown, Specs to Come
Chevrolet’s Corvette Z06 will be revealed in full on October 26. In advance of that, the brand has put out the first official image.
This follows a teaser video from July.
What we can see from the image is a new wheel design and larger air intakes, along with different body work. The larger intakes feed what everyone thinks will be a street version of the 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V8 from the racing Corvette. Motor Authority thinks it will make 625 horsepower and 485 lb-ft of torque in street application and mate to an 8-speed automatic transmission, possibly a dual-clutch.
No manual appears to be on offer. Sad, but not unexpected given that the “base” car doesn’t have one, either.
The redline is reported at 9,000 rpm.
Other mechanicals include a wider stance to accommodate 345 mm wide rear tires. Prototypes spotted in the wild have had 275 mm fronts, and some were shod with Michelin Sport Cup 2 R tires, according to MA.
Inside, there might be different steering-wheel buttons for Z06-specific drive modes, some carbon fiber trim and/or accents, and a racetrack layout for the gauges.
As we said, the full monty comes to light Oct. 26.
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