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2023 CORVETTE Z06 REVEAL TO FEATURE A FILM, LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

It All Starts On October 26, At 12:00 Noon, ET

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 C8.R Le Mans LT6 Reveal
Image via Chevrolet.

Chevrolet announced more details today on the 2023 Corvette Z06 reveal, taking place on October 26. For starters, the debut will take place online, at noon, Eastern Time, and will be live streamed via the Chevy website. From there, there are a few more key details…

2023 Corvette Z06 Reveal Details

The C8 Corvette Z06 debut will open with what’s being described as a “feature film” and will likely be set in a few locations that were teased in previous videos. These include Circuit of the Americas, Le Mans, and The Nürburgring. The film is sure to be full of glorious, dramatic noises coming from the supercar’s unique 5.5L LT6 flat-plane crank DOHC V8 engine; which will be a record-breaking motor in many respects. Following the reveal video, the 2023 Corvette Z06 debut will finish with a live panel discussion, which we’re sure is going to feature the who’s who of the Corvette team. People such as executive chief engineer Tadge Juechter and marketing frontman Harlan Charles come to mind. And we’re sure a few recognizable faces from the Corvette Racing team are likely to be there as well.

Most recently, a Red Mist 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 was caught in the middle of a media shoot in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Was it to be part of the official Corvette Z06 reveal video? It’s unclear at this time.

The Corvette Z06 was first offered in 1963, and featured a 360 hp fuel-injected small-block V8 engine, a 36.5-gallon fiberglass fuel tank, a four-speed manual transmission, a close-ratio manual transmission and Positraction rear end. 50 years later, and the next chapter of the Corvette Z06 story is about to start, featuring a 600-plus horsepower DOHC V8, a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission, an electronic limited slip rear differential, a center-mounted exhaust, a wild aerodynamics package, train-stopping brakes, and some of the stickiest production tires known to humankind.

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Photo Without Z07 Package
Image via Chevrolet

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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