Exciting news: a new Z06 joins the Corvette lineup for the 2023 model year. While the standard Corvette Stingray will likely see at least a few changes
The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette will continue to hold its own against more expensive road candy, including the Mercedes-AMG GT and Porsche 911.
As for the new Z06, the MSRP of that special model starts at over $100,000. A 2023 Corvette Z06 begins as $106,395 for a 1LZ model, $115.595 for a 2LZ with more equipment
Like the standard C8, the Z06 has a V-8 engine mounted in the middle—but that's about where their similarities end. The Z06 has a brand-new, model-specific engine dubbed LT6
The result is peak output of 670 hp at 8,400 rpm, and 460 lb-ft of torque at 6,300 rpm. Like other C8 models, it all reaches the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
Beyond its amazing numbers, the LT6's spec sheet will awe engine enthusiasts. Each combustion chamber is CNC machined
Beneath those, forged aluminum pistons and titanium connecting rods turn the flat-plane crankshaft. It breathes through an active split air intake with dual 87 mm throttle bodies
and four-into-two-into one stainless steel exhaust headers. Keeping things spinning smoothly at high g forces is a six-stage dry sump oil system.
Models with the Z07 package stand apart with downforce-enhancing elements including a front splitter, dive planes, underbody diffuser, and rear wing, all crafted from carbon fiber.
Handling responses are sharpened by a unique magnetorheological suspension system. Huge Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R ZP tires can be wrapped around optional carbon-fiber wheels
which cut 41 pounds from the curb weight. Behind those, enormous Brembo carbon-ceramic brake rotors are designed to withstand repeated hard decelerations.
Chevrolet says the core C8 chassis is so rigid that there was no compromise in equipping the Z06 with a folding roof.
the top should raise or lower in about 16 seconds, and add about 80 pounds of weight. If not built in convertible form, the Z06 coupe will enjoy the removable roof panel that's become a signature Corvette detail.
GM president Mark Reuss let us know the first electrified AWD Corvette will be available as early as next year.
A fully electric version of the Corvette is also coming. Chevrolet hasn't released details, but it will come after the electrified AWD model.