Certain Chevrolet dealerships across the country have taken it upon themselves to begin taking reservations for the upcoming C8 Corvette Z06, due out in the 2022 model year. This comes before the brand has even announced/acknowledged the existence of the mid-engined Corvette Z06, which has been spied testing earlier this year out west. One dealer is Bachman Chevrolet in Louisville, Kentucky, while another is Coughlin Chevrolet of Pataskala, Ohio – where popular Corvette salesman Rick Conti resides. Both dealers are currently accepting $1,000 refundable deposits for a spot in line. Several other dealers nationwide have also begun taking deposits at various prices.
No Chevrolet dealer is likely to have official C8 Corvette Z06 allocation at this time, but that hasn’t stopped them from attempting to acquire interest-free loans.
When the 2022 Corvette Z06 eventually comes to market, it will be the most radical American production sports car ever created. Under the hood will be a 5.5L naturally aspirated DOHC V8 engine, which will house a flat-plane crankshaft. Because of this design, it will be capable of spinning upwards of 8,500 RPM. with a redline closer to 9,000 RPM. For comparison, the fuel cut on the LT2 small block V8 engine found in the C8 Corvette Stingray is 6,600 rpm. We expect this radical V8 engine to produce more naturally aspirated horsepower than any other eight-cylinder engine from any automaker ever before seen – which would likely come in over 600 horsepower when it’s all said and done. The results of which should make the new Corvette Z06 sound and drive like something from Italy, rather than something from Kentucky.
Other exotic features of the C8 Corvette Z06 include optional carbon fiber wheels, which somehow leaked online already. The interior of the mid-engined Corvette Z06 will not stray too much from what’s currently seen, save for some unique badging and stitch work, and perhaps unique seats and color patterns.
Despite all of this supercar content, the 2022 Corvette Z06 is likely to be priced south of $100,000. And we’re not sure how. But if this sounds like your thing, you might as well call your local Chevrolet dealer, and see what they can do for you to secure a spot in line for one.