We Know About The 2023 C8 Z06

We Know About The 2023 C8 Z06

July 18, 2021 Off By Mike Vietro

We Know About The 2023 C8 Z06

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More and more rumors keep coming out about the C8 Z06, so I would like to do a roundup on what we know at this time. GM has not done any type of announcement to date, so nothing is in stone yet.

Power: a 5.5-liter naturally aspirated V-8 providing power to the rear wheels. The motor is derived from the same motor that powers the Corvette Racing C8.R, and winning on the racetrack. The motor will have the LT6 moniker and features dual overhead camshafts and flat-plane crankshaft allowing a red-line of around 9000 rpm! It is expected to produce 617hp. All this power will be mated to an upgraded version of the C8’s eight-speed Tremec dual-clutch automatic, which is expected to provide even faster gear changes.

Track-Focused Enhancements: In keeping with the Z06 tradition, the Z06 will have track tuned tweaks to improve performance even further. Wider bodywork will cover the massive Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R 345/25 ZR 21 in the rear and 275/30 ZR 20 up front. There may even be a carbon fiber wheel option to reduce rotating mass. An upgraded active aerodynamic package will help push down on these tires for even more traction. Also expect multiple wing and splitter packages and standard Magnetic Ride Control suspension system.

It will probably have a base price of around $85,000, but as always buyers will have plenty of options to increase the level of performance and comfort.

When will it be available: Expect the Z06 to debut next year just ahead of a 2023 model year.

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“The pinnacle of Corvette Collectables always includes a 1967 435 coupe or convertible. When we speak about rarity in numbers, we differentiate the bragging rights by adding options and seeking rare colors. Factory side pipes are one of those rare options.  Black is one of those rare colors!

I can’t even imagine how many 1965 through 1967 Corvettes have had side pipes added over the 55 plus years since they left the factory. Adding side pipes does not mean that they belong on the car or came that way from the factory. Having documentation like the owner’s warranty booklet; protecto plate will not certify that a Corvette left the factory with any particular options including side pipes.

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