Jay Leno Gets First Drive In 2023 Corvette Z06

Jay Leno Gets First Drive In 2023 Corvette Z06

November 11, 2021 Off By Mike Vietro
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Video courtesy of Jay Leno’s Garage

Jay Leno gets the privilege to be the first non-GM employee to drive the 2023 C8 Z06. As Chevrolet hasn’t yet allowed any other journalist to do anything more than walk around the Z06, this is the first independent report we have had about how the car drives.

This is not the first time Chevrolet has let Jay be the first to drive a new Corvette. He was also allowed to drive a C8 around the blimp hanger when it was first revealed.

Not only was Jay allowed to drive the new Z06, Chevrolet sent Aaron Link, lead development engineer of the Corvette Z06, to discuss the development and more technical aspects of the car. The first 20 minutes of the video are a discussion between Leno and Link about the car before they head out onto the street in the final 10 minutes. While Leno was driving the car, he pushed it to its redline to experience what the new engine is capable of; maybe breaking the speed limit once or twice, but Leno never showed the speedometer.

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