Corvette from Chevy is a mid-engine new top-of-the-range performance model. The 2023 Z06 offers 670 horsepower by way of a 5.5 liter, characterized as naturally aspirated, plus having a flat-plane crank V8. It is considered the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 ever put into a production car. This vehicle is characterizing “the new king of internal-combustion performance at General Motors.
Corvette Z06 has Supercar Status
“The new Corvette Z06 which define the American supercar,” said General Motors President Mark Reuss. This is in regard to the Z06 announcement. “Moreover, it builds on the preeminent design plus innovative dynamics. They were introducing with the mid-engine Corvette. Thus it does elevate them to deliver refined but strong track capability with world-class performance.”
In fact, this wider, faster, louder Corvette is offering various aero packages from street-friendly to time-assault, carbon fiber wheels, carbon-ceramic brakes, and a completely overhauled chassis engineering to put the performance of the vehicle out in the front. Moreover, the production of this new vehicle is expected to begin in the summer of 2022.
Sure, the LT6 V8’s 460 lb-ft of torque is going to pale in comparison to the Blackwing’s output. It is above the power output of the overhead-valve LT2 in the Stingray. It does make “just” 495 hp and 470 lb-ft. Plus, neither the LT2 nor the Blackwing’s LT4 winding out to anything approaching 8,600 RPM. In fact, peak power in the Z06 is coming at 8,400 RPM.
According to Chevy: “The LT6 is designed to complement all aspects of the Z06’s performance experience. From its 8,600-rpm redline and full racing-style dry-sump oiling system to precisely tuned induction and exhaust systems, this engine shows and totally new and emotional character. In fact, the key to the LT6’s performance capability is a lightweight, low-inertia rotating assembly that is rooting in an all-new flat-plane crankshaft. That, along with a similarly short-stroke, allows the engine to rev up to its maximum range.”