This is the awesome new 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06

Finally it was time to meet the new 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 and Chevrolet, after the presentation of the first Stingray con motor central A couple of years ago, he surprised us again with a model that at first glance seems amazing.

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This new supercar displays striking style that is enhanced with spectacular sound. So at first glance you can see a wider front and rear than the previous version. The appearance and sound clearly show the Corvette Racing influence.

The chassis of the Z06 was the basis of the C8.R de Corvette Racing, which was presented for the first time in 2020 and according to the North American automaker «Thanks to a shared chassis, similar engine architecture and exterior proportions, the C8.R is known internally as the Z06 hidden in plain sight.«.

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As seen in the pictures, the new Z06 includes a standard reconfigurable rear wing, which comes with adjustable wicker elements, which are designed to improve high-speed stability and cornering ability on racetracks.

The 2023 Corvette Z06 features an all-new 5.5-liter DOHC V-8 engine, marking a return to natural aspiration for the track-capable performance model. The main features of this new LT6 are the following:

  • All-new aluminum cylinder block with the distinctive 4.4-inch (111.76 mm) bore spacing of the small-block engine family
  • New cylinder head dual overhead camshaft design with fully CNC machined combustion chambers and intake ports, supporting a mechanical ‘finger follower’ valve train
  • Dual coil valve springs to support titanium intake and sodium filled exhaust valves
  • Forged aluminum pistons and forged titanium connecting rods for low mass and high strength
  • Camshaft Caps Distinctive Edge Red
  • All-new active split intake manifold with twin 87mm throttle bodies
  • All-new six-stage dry sump lubrication system with individual crankshaft compartment flushing
  • Four-in-two-in-one stainless steel exhaust headers

According to Chevrolet this engine offers 670 horsepower at 8,400 rpm, and 460 pound-feet (623 Nm) of torque at 6300 rpm (both tested to SAE J1349).

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This new engine works in conjunction with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with a specific final drive ratio of 5.56, which is shorter compared to the Corvette Stingray, which according to the brand improves acceleration capacity.

Also new are the 20-inch front and 21-inch rear forged aluminum spider-shaped wheels, which come standard and are offered in five different finishes. Incidentally, these are the largest tires offered on a production Corvette to date.

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The Z06 can also be purchased with lightweight, stiff carbon fiber wheels, which offer a 41-pound (18.6 kg) reduction in unsprung mass, which, according to the brand, contributes to a more agile and responsive handling.

As for the tires used, they are the Michelin Cup 2 R ZP, which are exclusive for the Corvette.

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But it is not only the exterior and the powertrain that show new features, the interior also includes new features that also highlight the luxury of this great sports car.

In the cabin that is fully driver-centric, materials are top-of-the-line and the luxurious feel that Chevrolet introduced a couple of years ago with the Stingray with the first mid-engine in a Corvette, new elements are added such as carbon fiber trim (optional).

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The Z06 includes unique features like the carbon fiber wrapped steering wheel (optional), shift paddles and a new level 2 carbon fiber interior trim package.

Other options that can be purchased are a hand-lined leather interior, including the all-new, fully upholstered interior in Adrenaline Red.

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Below is the full video of the world presentation:

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