Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2023 | Lead

The Z06 has always been a road racing version of the Corvette; the bloodline of the model variant can be traced back to 1963. In this case, this signaling structure is no exaggeration: the chassis of the Z06 is broadly the same as the design that also serves the C8.R racing car developed by Corvette Racing. The C8.R was one of the most successful race cars of the 2020 season in the US, which is also a good reference for the Z06.

The brand new dry crankcase 5.5 V8 intake engine also comes from motorsport. It sends 680 horsepower and 623 Nm of torque to the rear axle at a maximum speed of 8600 rpm. With this, this world the most powerful mass-produced intake manifold V8 ever built.

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However, the Z06 is about more than brute force: its track width has been extended by 94 mm, and its nose and tail have been reworked to take aerodynamic considerations into account. It has been given a large, adjustable rear wing that plays a major (but not the only) role in clamping the car to the asphalt at 327 kilograms at 300 km / h.

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The wheels are 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear; the factory never mounted wheels of this size on a Corvette. If desired, these rims can also be ordered in a carbon fiber design, reducing the unsprung weight by a total of 18.6 kilos. The tires are a unique blend of Michelin Cup 2 R ZPs, which, together with the individually tuned chassis, allows a side acceleration of 1.22 g.

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The transmission has an eight-speed dual-clutch, the final transmission of which has been shortened, so the car accelerates even more dynamically – the exact figure has not been announced by the factory yet, nor has the final speed been revealed.

The driving environment abounds in carbon fiber composites, but we also find it outside: the carbon-ceramic brakes are supplied by Brembo.

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The Z06 is otherwise available not only as a coupe but also as a convertible; the frame structure is so rigid that the chassis doesn’t even have to be retuned to the roofless version.

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