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2023 Corvette Z06’s Naturally Aspirated V8 Engine Explained

2023 Corvette Z06's Naturally Aspirated V8 Engine Explained

At its heart, the 2023 Z06 features a 5.5L LT6 engine that creates a breathtaking 670 horsepower by utilizing an all-new, lightweight, flat-plane crankshaft that allows drivers to push the tachometer to an unprecedented 8,600rpm (consider that all of Corvette’s predecessors red-lined just north of 6,500rpm).

This naturally-aspirated engine provides the highest level of responsiveness and trackability, both of which were top priorities to the engineers behind its creation. In addition, its engineers spent two years crafting the car’s unique exhaust tone, which is unlike anything previously heard coming from a Chevy Corvette.

Now, we have Engineering Explained tell us everything there is to know about the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine in a production car and how did the Corvette engineers were able to pull off such an amazing feat!