Tadge Juechter, lead Corvette engineer, stated around less than five percent of C7 Corvette Z06 owners have experienced heatsoak or overheating issues with their vehicles on the track. Nonetheless, the Corvette team is listening, and cooling improvements are inbound for the 2o17 C7 Corvette Z06.
Motor1 reports the cooling changes will be part of “continual improvements”, something Juechter’s team has placed an emphasis on. The 2017 C7 Z06 will receive a new hood with reworked cooling vents, and other unnamed changes to keep things cool on the track. He stated full updates will be detailed in the coming months.
The 2017 C7 Corvette Z06 will move into production this fall, while the first batch of 2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sports are assembled.