Every Time We’ve Seen and Heard the 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06

2023 chevrolet corvette z06

Chevrolet will debut the C8 Corvette Z06 October 26, and it’ll be the first of the upcoming high-performance derivatives that are expected to also include the ZR1 and a hybrid model. The Z06 will use a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V-8 engine with a flat-plane crankshaft similar to a Ferrari V-8, and it should produce upwards of 600 horsepower. It’ll provide high-revving aural bliss all the way up to its 9000-rpm redline, and we’ve heard it testing a few times already. Before it makes its debut in a few months, these are all the times we’ve seen or heard the new Z06 revving its V-8 and all the details we know so far.

A video posted to YouTube by GM Authority showed a C8 Corvette Z06 prototype accelerating into GM’s proving grounds in Milford, Michigan. We knew it was the Z06 because the sound is higher-pitched and smoother than the C8 Corvette Stingray’s cross-plane-crank V-8.

Chevrolet was benchmarking several C8 prototypes against a Ferrari 458 Italia, which uses a flat-plane-crank V-8 like the Z06, and a Porsche 911 GT2 RS, which has a twin-turbocharged flat-six. We suspect that Chevy could have been testing the upcoming ZR1 model, too, which is expected to bolt a pair of turbochargers to the 5.5-liter V-8.

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