Official C8 Corvette Z06 Interior Sketch Gives Us A Glimpse Into The Future14
Chevrolet has released an official sketch showing the potential interior design for the C8 Corvette Z06.
The sketch, first obtained by Roadshow, was done by General Motors Interior Design Manager Tristan Murphy. Chevrolet says it is “an early render of a potential interior” for the C8 Corvette Z06 variant, although the finished product may not look exactly like this. A spokesperson for the company told Roadshow that it goes through “several proposals” during the design process; this sketch was simply a proposal and not necessarily a design they have decided on.
While the interior sketch looks a lot like the production 2020 Corvette Stingray interior, there are some new details worth noting. Our eyes are immediately drawn to the ‘Z06’ badge on the steering wheel, but that’s far from the only interesting item on display here. The steering wheel has cutaway sections in the sides that should improve its ergonomics (especially with racing or driving gloves on), while the shift paddles appear to be made of carbon fiber. The upper and lower sections of the steering wheel are also made of carbon fiber, while a large carbon fiber trim piece adorns the center console as well.
Roadshow also zoomed in on the photo and saw an acronym in the gauge cluster reading ‘ARM’ along with ‘Spec Mode’ written on the large red button that sits on the steering wheel above the Z06 badge. These may be indicative of actual equipment that will appear on the C8 Corvette Z06, but they could also just be placeholder words the designer used to fill up blank space. The gauge cluster also shows a track map on the right-hand side, which is of the Mugello Circuit in Italy. The song playing on the radio, if you’re wondering, is ‘Tell Me Baby’ by The Red Hot Chili Peppers. That seems fitting, as there is lots of information on the C8 Corvette Z06 that we want Chevy to tell us!
We expect the C8 Corvette Z06 to be powered by a version of the dual-overhead-cam, 5.5-liter flat-plane-crank V8 found in the Corvette C8.R race car. While the Z06 will be naturally aspirated, a twin-turbocharged version of the 5.5-liter V8 is expected to power the C8 Corvette ZR1. However, both of these models are likely far away as GM has yet to even start building the standard C8 Corvette Stingray due to delays related to the UAW strike. Deliveries of the standard model, along with the Corvette Convertible, will begin in February of 2020.
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Cannot wait to see what GM can do with the C8 Program going forward.
Not bad at all, we know that the Corvette and the Motorsport team work side by heavily since the C7/C7.R programs were launched to transfer race tech to the road car. The C8 program will be worth watching for sure!
That interior is absolutely awesome. Compared to just two generations ago (the C6-not even close), or even the C7, it’s amazing they finally stepped up. I would go to as far as to say, they went above and beyond expectations. This shames any interior Cadillac has at the moment. Maybe the SLADE will show us the future of Cadillac’s intent.
Now put some of that effort into your mainstream offerings as well.
Just get it to production !!!
One has to assume if the new Z06 engine does borrow from Cadillac’s Blackwing V8, it will generate over 700 hp which would make it more powerful than the LT4 and under the LT5’s 750 hp; but it would have been interesting to have seen a 500 hp electric motor pushing the front wheels as it would give a combine engine output of almost 1,000 hp.
Might be to heavy for front weight displacement issues ???
Also there is no cutout for the cup holders.
I’m wondering if there would be a manual shifter if the drawing was finished.
I for one, love the manual connection with a performance car. Or, even a little 4cyl crap car.
That, and a nice exhaust note that isn’t artificially played through my speakers. I’m not 4 years old. I’m way past the “fake” toy stage.
Real-or no deal.
And, no. I’m not old. I just don’t like fakery. I mean, really? Playing a selection of exhaust sounds through your speakers. WTF. Lame and shame.
How is this the company that gave us the 2019 Silverado interior.
U mean the company that designed the new Silverado with TRUCK buyers in mind? A truck that is literally the best TRUCK on the market right now and not a vehicle with a slightly nicer interior but built around a myriad of issues waiting to go wrong. I’m talking about the Ram
This an old, early design sketch of the C8 interior. Nothing to do with future models.
Everything about the new C8 Z06 excites me.. except the prospect of giving up my current ’16 C7 Z06 manny 7sp with under 10K.. Naaah.. I’m standing pat til at least 2022.. and to see if Cadillac comes out with a version.. then I will keep the C7.. and have a C8 with a Crest on the front.. not to mention the dealership experience befitting a car design of this caliber
I have one of the ’16 C7.R’s….this new one is getting me a little excited now…but wonder why a Z06 would be not supercharged since it makes an incredible difference over naturally aspirated in both performance and mileage…I have got over 24mpg on mine when trying….not bad with 650 hp.