It has been virtually a yr for the reason that 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was revealed however we’re nonetheless studying new issues concerning the automotive.
The newest tidbit is the automotive’s prime velocity which has been confirmed as 195 mph by Tadge Juechter, govt chief engineer for the Corvette line.
Juechter made the announcement whereas talking throughout final month’s 2022 Corvettes at Carlisle, albeit with the disclaimer he and his crew have not truly arrived at an official prime velocity for the automotive, Corvette Blogger reported.
There have been quicker Corvettes earlier than, just like the 755-hp C7 ZR1 which was clocked at 212 mph, and Juechter acknowledged this with the remark the C8 Z06 is not a “numbers automotive,” and that the main target of growth was on delivering a automotive that’s the “most pure expression of monitor and driver functionality.”
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Individually, Josh Holder, chief engineer for the Corvette, informed Corvette Blogger on the similar occasion the Z06’s prime velocity could be diminished to 189 mph if fitted with the automotive’s out there Z07 high-downforce bundle which provides the massive rear wing. The bonus is you get 734 kilos of downforce at 186 mph and as much as 1.22 g on the skid pan, which means you possibly can depend on Chevy including the bundle if it plans to set official lap instances for well-liked racetracks, corresponding to Germany’s Nürburgring.
We additionally know the 0-60 mph time is 2.6 seconds and the quarter-mile ET is 10.6 seconds at 130 mph.
The Z06 is powered by a distinctive 5.5-liter V-8 that boasts a flat-plane crank design, twin overhead cams, dry-sump lubrication, and an output of 670 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, or the very best output of any manufacturing naturally aspirated V-8. The engine is mated to the identical 8-speed dual-clutch automated discovered within the Corvette Stingray, however with a shorter 5.56 closing drive ratio for improved acceleration. Drive is to the rear wheels solely.
Order books opened in July, at which period pricing was confirmed to begin at $106,395 for the coupe and $113,895 for the convertible. Including the Z07 bundle will set you again an extra $8,995.