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An Automotive Excellence: The 2024 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The Z06 moniker has a storied history, dating back to its inception in 1963. However, it wasn’t until the C5 generation that the Z06 truly solidified its reputation as the ultimate track-focused Corvette. Fast forward to today, and the latest Z06, based on the C8 platform, pushes the boundaries of performance to unprecedented levels.

At the heart of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 lies a brand new LT6 5.5-liter double overhead cam V8 engine. With an output of 670 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, this powerhouse of an engine is a symphony of raw aggression, thanks to its flat-plane crank design. Originally developed for the C8.R race car, it delivers performance that is as exhilarating on the track as it is on the open road.

But power alone does not make a great sports car. Chevrolet engineers have left no stone unturned in their quest to optimize every aspect of the Z06’s performance. From suspension enhancements to the available Z07 performance package, which includes aggressive tuning for Magnetic Ride Control and Michelin sport cup 2 tires, every component has been meticulously engineered to deliver an unparalleled driving experience.

MotorWeek took out a 2024 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 for a series of tests to find out how this American supercar pushes the boundaries of performance to unprecedented levels.