What Do We Know Now About the 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06?

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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 · 3 min read
2023 Chevy Corvette Z06
is a marvel to behold, even if you are not a muscle car enthusiast. The little leaked information about Chevy's upcoming vehicle is already making its fan base fire up with anticipation. 
crafted a niche in high-end
sports cars
with high-performance ones like the 2020 Chevy Corvette and the 2009 Corvette ZR1 but had sleek classic ones like the
1955 Chevy Corvette.
All these models feature advanced aerodynamics, fast accelerations, and sleek interior designs.
More information about the 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 is expected to be released soon.

The 2023 Chevy Corvette 206 body and aerodynamics

Chevy recently released images of the standard Z06 model. It has carbon-fiber wheels that come with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires. The standard model also has a quad-tip, center-exit exhaust. It differs from the C8 Stingray model, which has two exhaust tips on each corner of its rear.
However, we expect the automaker to release the track-field adapted ZO7 performance package. According to the images released by
Car and Driver
, the model will have aggressive aerodynamic elements, including a larger wing, large front splitters, and a stiffer suspension. Both models will feature similar carbon-ceramic brakes.

Engine, performance, and transmission

GM Authority posted a video showing the C8 Corvette Z06 prototype driven at its testing grounds in Milford, Michigan. From the video, we expect the Z06 to beat the 495-horsepower 2020 Corvette Z51, which accelerates from zero to 60 mph in just under three seconds. The ZO6’s aerodynamic features and wider tires will also play a role in enhancing its speed.
The 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 reportedly has a smoother howl than the
C8 Corvette Stingray, which also features the cross-plane crank V8 engine. However, the howl is higher than that of the Ferrari Spider and the Porsche 911 GT2.
Chevy was expected to debut its C8 Corvette Z06 on Oct. 26. The high-performance sports cars come with ZR1 and hybrid models. Chevy has picked a 5.5-liter V-8 engine that features a flat-plane crankshaft and over 600 horsepower.
The naturally aspirated engine revs between 8500 and 9500 rpm, enough to send shivers through the spines of the bystanders. This eight-speed monster also features a dual-clutch automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive capabilities. It is a gear ahead of the 2019 model, but uses a direct injection fuel system like the earlier model.

What is the expected debut price of the new Chevy Corvette?

Chevrolet shared an official video of the new Chevy Corvette Z06 without camouflage in a road test. It promises that the vehicle will thrill speed lovers, yet work like your everyday utility car. While the company has not given an official price for all packages, it is widely expected that the standard version will sell at a starting price of around $87,000.
The price is derived from checking the price added to the base model when the Corvette 2020 debuted, around $25,000. It is expected that the carmaker will add a similar margin when debuting the 2023 model. The high-performance model is likely to hit $95,000, but will be based on the market reception for the standard model.
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