Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the 680hp American thunder

In 2019 Chevrolet presented the new Corvette, the first of its kind to be equipped with a mid-engined engine. Now it is already time for the second chapter with the birth of Z06, the even more thrusting version of the American supercar.

Designed to get even closer to European rivals, the new Z06 is simply the most extreme Corvette ever.

More threatening than ever

The worst variant of the Corvette can be recognized at first glance. To dump the extra power to the ground, Chevrolet relies on huge ones tires rear with section 345/25 which forced the engineers to widen the track by 9.4 cm compared to a “normal” Stingray.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (2023)

The front and diffuser have been redesigned to optimize aerodynamic flows and better manage engine cooling, while the adjustable rear spoiler further promotes stability and downforce.

The alloy wheels are 20 “on the front and 21” on the rear and are also available in carbon fiber to reduce sprung masses by 18.6 kg, increasing agility at high speeds. Speaking of handling, the Z06 has a specific suspension tuning Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 and to make it even more extreme you can add the Z07 Performance package.

The latter adds a carbon fiber rear wing, a specific frame, pneumatici Michelin Cup 2 R ZP e Brembo braking system with carbon ceramic discs. Thanks to these additions, the Corvette generates 333 kg of downforce at 300 km / h (6% more than the previous generation ZR1).

A track engine

Chevrolet was not satisfied with updating or modifying the 6.2 V8 of the starting Stingray. The Z06 relies on a new one 5.5 naturally aspirated V8 designed for maximum performance on the track. Derived from the racing C8.R, it is capable of going up to 8,600 rpm At the minute.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (2023)

The total power goes from the almost 500 HP of the Stingray to 679 HP and 623 Nm. A monstrous result which is also thanks to the rapid 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The electronics are the same as the Stingray and include the Launch Control, Active Handling, it electronic limited slip differential and the Performance Traction Management which allows you to customize the response of the engine and brakes.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (2023)

The cabin maintains a high level of luxury with a wide choice of styles and colors for the seats.

Production of the Z06 will begin in the summer 2022 and to order it in Italy you can rely on Cavauto, Chevrolet official dealer, or on the parallel import network. Prices have yet to be disclosed.

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