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Jay Leno Test Drives The 2023 Corvette Z06

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.

Jay Leno is out to prove just how advanced the new Z06 is as he gets to test drive it (he’s also the first person outside of GM to do so) and tell us how the American sports car performs in the real world.