C8 Corvette Z06, ZR1 Prototypes Spotted On The Road Again: Video5
Chevrolet is cooking up a few go-faster variants of the new C8 Corvette, and now, we’re getting a preview thanks to the following prototype models spotted on the road in Marietta, Ohio.
The video was captured in the parking lot of a Comfort Suites, where we find the C8 Corvette prototypes parked side-by-side. The prototypes are hidden from view under gray car covers, but later in the video, the test team comes out to remove the car covers, giving us a look at what’s waiting underneath.
Unfortunately, the C8 Corvette prototypes are still camouflaged with the usual heavy cladding. However, the test crew then fire up the engines, giving us a wonderful soundtrack of burbling V8 exhaust noise as they head out onto the road.
Alongside the C8 Corvette prototypes, we also spot a Ferrari 458 and Porsche GT2 RS, as well as several eighth-gen Corvette Stingrays and a 2021 Chevy Suburban, all of which join the train of of prototypes as they exit the parking lot.
The next go-faster C8 Corvette variant set to debut is the C8 Z06, which will feature the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6, a high-revving DOHC powerplant with a flat-plane crank expected to produce more than 600 horsepower and somewhere between 480 and 550 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the upcoming C8 Corvette ZR1 is expected to feature the twin-turbo 5.5L V8 LT7, which is rumored to produce in the vicinity of 800 horsepower.
We’ve seen the new C8 Corvette Z06 benchmarking alongside the Porsche 911 GT2 RS in the past, so it makes sense to see it pop up alongside the prototypes in this video as well.
As GM Authority covered previously, the new C8 Corvette Z06 will return the nameplate to its roots, with high-end naturally aspirated performance ready to hit the racetrack. Further standout features will include unique exterior styling, a massive rear wing, and optional carbon fiber wheels. Expect a debut this summer, likely in July.
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Awesome to see GM is setting the bar high for the new Z06…
GT2 is a very high bar. Time for GM to show their engineering chops.
26 and 555 are great roads for driving and testing on.
Ohio is full of roads like this and are great fun to drive. Bobby Rahal grew up driving roads like these leading to his racing career. He did it in a 904 Porsche.
Or it could be the E-Ray and Z06.
I join. All above told the truth.