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C8 CORVETTE Z06 SHOWS OFF TO “THE WORLD”

The Z06 Blurs The Lines Between A Race Car And A Streetcar

C8 Corvette E-Ray Spy Video 2023 Z06

What GM created in the all-new 2023 Corvette Z06 may not just be another world-beater – Corvettes often are – but one that truly hands it to its global competition that uses all of their tricks and techniques against them. A mid-engine layout? Check. A high-revving DOHC engine? You bet. Exotic looks? Absolutely. A motorsports pedigree? More than most.

Yet, for such a worldly worldly supercar, the C8 Corvette Z06 will still be built on an assembly line in Kentucky. The advantage here is of course democratizing such radical performance into a more accessible price range, which is something America does better than anybody else, by far. So don’t be surprised when a few of your neighbors end up with one.

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Chevrolet Z07 Package LT6
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Corvette Z06 Vs. The World

When Chevrolet says “The World,” it means that the C8 Corvette Z06 is really going after supercars from three countries in Europe: the UK, Italy and Germany. And perhaps the biggest rivalry for Corvette – especially when looking into the motorsports realm – is Porsche. 

The most direct competitor with the C8 Corvette Z06 out of the gate will arguably be the Porsche 911 GT3, which features Porsche’s 4.0L flat-six that screams to an incredible 9,000 RPM to make 502 horsepower. However, we know that the Corvette Z06’s new 5.5L flat-plane crank LT6 V8, which was developed in the back of the IMSA GTLM championship-winning C8.R GTE, beat the 911 RSR in both 2020 and 2021. Upping the ante is upcoming 911 GT3 RS, but it will need some significant boosts if it’s going to get anywhere close to the C8 Z06’s 670 horsepower

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 production isn’t expected until summer, but you can bet there will be a bit more news between then and now. Namely, the price. Be sure to check back to MC&T regularly so you don’t miss anything C8 Z06.

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Ford Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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