The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Is A Track Bred Supercar

November 11th, 2021 by

When it comes to absolute performance, the Chevrolet Corvette delivers. The new eighth-generation, mid-engine version pushed our iconic sports car onto new benchmarks.

There are so many possibilities with this Corvette. Including pushing the envelope into new performance levels – the ones you have been craving.

That is why Chevrolet is delivering on a higher-performance Corvette – the 2023 Z06.

Taking the mid-engine platform further, the 2023 Z06 was designed for the track and the street. It goes beyond a few exterior changes for additional aerodynamics and stability. It goes beyond a heightened cockpit environment. There is an art to what goes underneath its skin. And, it’s a masterpiece.

The suspension and chassis were inspired by the C8.R that races in IMSA and at Le Mans. The goal was to ensure that optimal handling, cornering, ride, and steering benchmarks were moved to levels of track performance.

The heart of the 2023 Corvette Z06 is a new LT6 5.5-liter naturally aspirated V8. The core of this engine is a flat-plane crankshaft designed for higher tolerances and revs. The result is an astounding redline at 8,600 RPM, pushing performance to 670 horsepower. It is also the first engine installed in a Corvette with dual overhead camshafts on each cylinder bank. The low end has been raised to 6,300 RPM with a torque rating of 460 pound-feet.

To accomplish these benchmarks, the 2023 Corvette Z06 include these enhancements on top of the Stingray’s engineering and design benchmarks:

  • A stance 3.6 inches (9.4 cm) wider than the Stingray, accommodating massive 345-series rear tires and more airflow through side air vents
  • Unique front and rear fascias, a first for Z06. The front fascia is designed to optimize the Z06’s cooling needs, including channeling air to a center heat exchanger, which is one of five for maximum cooling performance
  • A unique, standard reconfigurable rear spoiler with adjustable wickerbill elements designed to improve high-speed stability and cornering capability on a racetrack
  • Standard 20-inch front and 21-inch rear forged aluminum “spider” wheels (with five available finishes) — the largest wheels ever available on a production Corvette
  • Available lightweight and rigid carbon fiber wheels that deliver a 41-pound reduction in unsprung mass, which contributes to more agile and responsive handling
  • Specific suspension tuning, including Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, and larger brakes (six-piston front) than the Stingray, contribute to making the 2023 Corvette Z06 the most track-capable Corvette ever
  • Eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with a specific, “shorter” 5.56 final drive ratio compared to the Corvette Stingray, which enhances acceleration capability
  • Elevated cockpit surrounding the driver, with rich materials and textures, including more carbon fiber trim and new options
  • Available Z07 performance package that offers the greatest track capability and provides 734 pounds of downforce at 186 mph, more than any Corvette ever. It includes a carbon fiber high rear wing and ground effects, specific chassis tuning, specific Magnetic Ride Control calibration and unique Michelin® Cup 2 R ZP tires, along with Brembo® carbon ceramic brakes and optional carbon fiber wheels

It takes a giant leap of confidence to present a new high-performance Corvette. Chevrolet accomplished a car that can be considered a supercar, a lofty designation that is reserved for only a few nameplates.

We will have further details on pricing and delivery times at a later date.

If this is your next Corvette, contact us at Dieffenbach GM Superstore to order one.

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