After decades of speculation, Chevrolet finally got around to building a mid-engine Corvette. The eighth-generation car, commonly called C8, is brutally quick and paces many (much more expensive) supercars on track. As in years past, however, Chevy’s not done with the Corvette after just one version. The automaker typically releases several variations on the car, and the next one we’ll see is the Z06, a high-performance, race-bred Corvette. The 2023 Corvette Stingray and Z06 won’t be out for a while, but an individual with access to the General Motors Work Bench System shared a dealer options list with the users of Corvette Action Center. The options are numerous, to say the least. Chevy offers more than 20 interior color and material choices, seven wheel options, badges, stripes, and a variety of performance and convenience options.
The Z06 is a race-bred American supercar.Chevrolet
Now a couple years into its eighth generation, the Corvette Stingray is a known quantity. What we don’t know is how the Z06 drives, but we do at least have GM-confirmed specs to hold us over until the time comes. The car will come with a 5.5-liter LT6 V8 making 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. The engine is a flat-plane crank V8 that makes an incredible sound and runs to an 8,400 rpm redline.
The Z06 features a flat-plane crank V8 with 670 horsepower. Chevrolet
According to the export, the 2023 Corvette enters production on May 9, but dealers can start entering orders on March 24. At this point, it’s unclear how abundant either version of the Corvette will be when it finally hits the streets. Supply chain issues have crippled even the most capable automakers’ production capabilities, so if you’re hoping to get ahold of a Stingray or Z06, it’s a good idea to place an order as early as you are able to.