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A headline from this morning...interesting reading.

"2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 revealed with race car-style V8"

Built on an updated version of the Stingray's mid-engine platform, the Z06 swaps the Stingray's 495 hp 6.2-liter pushrod V8 for a 5.5-liter overhead cam V8 equipped with a flat-plane crankshaft.

The track-focused Z06 gets plenty of chassis upgrades to go with the engine, including a 3.6-inch wider body flared around 345-series rear tires. Larger Brembo brakes than the Stingray's are accommodated by 21-inch rear and 20-inch front rims, which can be upgraded to lighter carbon fiber construction.

The Z06 also has a retuned Magnetic Ride Control suspension, uniquely designed front and side air intakes to feed its five heat exchangers and an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with a new final drive ratio geared with acceleration in mind.

The standard body includes a rear spoiler with an attachable wickerbill that generates 365 pounds of downforce at 186 mph, while an optional Z07 Performance Package adds a jutting front splitter, underbody aerodynamic elements, a giant rear wing, an even more aggressive suspension tune, Michelin Cup 2 R ZP tires, carbon ceramic brake discs and gets the Z06 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds.

Full performance specs and pricing for the Z06 have not been released, but Corvette chief engineer Josh Holder told Fox News Autos that the step up from the Stingray will be one that "Corvette customers are familiar with," which could meant it will start under $90,000 when deliveries in both coupe and convertible styles begin next summer.

That's gonna be quite a vehicle...


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And will most likely take the lead over the CFTP. It was a nice run while it lasted.
 

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And will most likely take the lead over the CFTP. It was a nice run while it lasted.
The back of the C8 looks like the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. No engine can change that. They went overboard with GM’s of late classic transformer look.
 


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The C8 was already on the list, but this is something else altogether. Especially if they start under $100K. Damn.
 

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I have to agree, Tom but on the plus side, you probably won't see one at Daytona until late next summer at the earliest.
What happened to the twin turbo I was hearing about? Now that, slapped on top of a v8, would be the next evolution. ZR1 maybe?
 

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Fully spec'd and with ADM's $150k+ for one of these. I will say that based on everything I've seen about the car it will be a track monster if used in that way. Otherwise it will be hardparked cars and coffee show piece.
 

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A headline from this morning...interesting reading.

"2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 revealed with race car-style V8"

Built on an updated version of the Stingray's mid-engine platform, the Z06 swaps the Stingray's 495 hp 6.2-liter pushrod V8 for a 5.5-liter overhead cam V8 equipped with a flat-plane crankshaft.

The track-focused Z06 gets plenty of chassis upgrades to go with the engine, including a 3.6-inch wider body flared around 345-series rear tires. Larger Brembo brakes than the Stingray's are accommodated by 21-inch rear and 20-inch front rims, which can be upgraded to lighter carbon fiber construction.

The Z06 also has a retuned Magnetic Ride Control suspension, uniquely designed front and side air intakes to feed its five heat exchangers and an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with a new final drive ratio geared with acceleration in mind.

The standard body includes a rear spoiler with an attachable wickerbill that generates 365 pounds of downforce at 186 mph, while an optional Z07 Performance Package adds a jutting front splitter, underbody aerodynamic elements, a giant rear wing, an even more aggressive suspension tune, Michelin Cup 2 R ZP tires, carbon ceramic brake discs and gets the Z06 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds.

Full performance specs and pricing for the Z06 have not been released, but Corvette chief engineer Josh Holder told Fox News Autos that the step up from the Stingray will be one that "Corvette customers are familiar with," which could meant it will start under $90,000 when deliveries in both coupe and convertible styles begin next summer.

That's gonna be quite a vehicle...

8600 RPM
670 NA HP

My Mustangs better make room cause
“….Baby got BACK”

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Is there a trunk that 2 sets of clubs will fit in ⛳🏌🏾‍♂️
 

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My prediction is it will start at $85K, but can be optioned up to $125K. I believe the full carbon fiber Z07 package will be $18K. I knew they wouldn't go lower in power than the CT5V Blackwing, but I didn't think they'd do it NA. Very impressive looking engine so far. Just hope it can take a beating....
 

 
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