The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was designed to be a “precision tool for the track” (per Chevrolet Media) and was developed to “put the world on notice.” The car’s striking appearance, its incredible sound, and its dynamic response to driver inputs are all the result of an intentional focus by GM’s engineers to make this the most qualified Corvette in the history of the brand.
At its heart, the 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.
Car and Driver recently brought a 2023 Corvette Z06 equipped with the high-performance Z07 package to the Grattan Raceway in Michigan for a day of road testing. It’ll be interesting to know their take about this truly special machine.