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2023 CORVETTE Z06 WITH Z07 PACKAGE SPOTTED ON THE NURBURGRING

The High-Wing Performance Package Is Complete With Front Dive Planes And Bigger Brakes

2023 Corvette Z06 Nurburgring Z07 Package C8

The 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 just finished its two weeks of industry pool testing at the infamous Nürburgring in Germany, with the aim to gather terabytes of track performance data, and hopes of getting a verified hot lap under seven minutes. We’re not quite sure if the Corvette Curse was lifted just yet, but we do know that Chevrolet brought more than just one C8 Z06 variant there, based on the latest Auto Addiction video below. What we’re seeing is the 2023 Corvette Z06 with the Z07 package captured on the Nürburgring for the first time:

Corvette Z06 With Z07 Package At The Nurburgring

The Z07 package is easily identified by its radical rear spoiler on the C8 Corvette Z06 – which is perhaps even larger than what we saw on the C7 Corvette ZR1. Adding to the menacing aerodynamics are a pair of dive planes (AKA canards) that are the first for a production Corvette. The tires are also expected to be an upgraded compound: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R rubbers measuring 275/30 R20 in front, while the rears surround a 21-inch wheel and will measure 345/25 R21. And while it’s hard to get a good look, it’s likely the brakes on the 2023 Corvette Z06 with the Z07 package will be upgraded from the base model as well, presumably Brembo carbon ceramics.

Traditionally, the Z07 package adds tire, aero and brake upgrades to the Corvette Z06.

GM President Watching With Pride

That’s not all. General Motors President Mark Reuss, who used to run all of GM global product development, also made the trip to Germany, where shared this photo on Twitter last week:

Mark Reuss 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Z07
Image via Twitter

While Reuss – a high-level performance driver – is authorized to pilot cars at pace around the ‘Ring, it’s unclear if he actually had a go in the new Z06.

Corvette Team Readying Video Assets For Z06 At Nürburgring

MC&T understands that a whole film crew was on hand for the 2023 Corvette Z06 Nürburgring campaign. Whether or not we’ll ever see the footage will likely be contingent on whether or not the new C8 variant was able to run a perfect hot lap. If not, we’ll probably have to wait until 2022, if ever.

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Nurburgring Lap

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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