“The new Corvette Z06 defines the American supercar”, The next chapter in the mid-engine Corvette journey begins with the introduction of the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, a new American supercar that puts the world on notice. Arriving two years after the first production mid-engine Corvette Stingray debuted and captivated a worldwide audience, the Z06 is designed and engineered to act as a precision tool for the track.
Corvette Z06 – Things We Like
- Relatively affordable
- Surplus Creature Comforts
- Supercarlike performance
- On-Point styling
- Weight kept down
Corvette Z06 – Things We Dislike
- No automatic emergency braking
- No adaptive cruise control
- No Manual Transmission
- Add-On Safety Features should be standard
Corvette Z06 – Must Know Details
Bespoke Attention To Detail – In the driver-focused cockpit, premium materials continue to elevate the luxurious look and feel introduced with the Stingray. They’re complemented with available carbon fiber trim that expresses the car’s lightweight, track-focused mantra.
To match its performance, the Z06 is an elevated execution of the eighth-generation design. From its wide planted stance with sculpted surfaces to its premium and carbon fiber materials, the Z06 instills an aura of raw power and performance with bespoke craftsmanship.
- Engine – pushrod 16-valve V-8, aluminum block, and heads, direct fuel injection
- Power – 495 HP at 6450 RPM
- Torque – 470 lb-ft at 5150 RPM
- Transmission – 8-speed dual-clutch automatic
- Wheelbase – 107.2 in
- 60 mph – 2.8 secs
- 100 mph – 7.2 secs
- Top Speed – 184 mph
Corvette Z06 – Competitors
Corvette Z06 – Our Verdict
Racing at its core. The sound and appearance of the Z06 take direction from Corvette Racing. The direct knowledge transfer from the track to the street has never been more evident.