The 2023 Corvette Z06 will be unveiled on October 26th.
The American automaker issued a brief statement on Friday confirming the reveal date, along with a teaser video showing a pre-production 2023 Corvette Z06 prototype driving from the Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany to the Circuit de La Sarthe in Le Mans, France.
“Designed to amplify the thrill of driving, the Corvette Z06 is a supercar that performs – whether on backroads or the Autobahn or the world’s most recognizable tracks like Circuit de la Sarthe,” the automaker said.
Corvette Racing is currently in France for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where the team will go head-to-head with Ferrari and Porsche for the GTE Pro class win. The Corvette C8.R racecar that it will field in the race is closely related to the 2023 Corvette Z06 and is powered by a race-bred version of the 32-valve DOHC 5.5L LT6 V8 engine that will appear in the road car. GM engineers have also been spotted in Germany this week testing Corvette Z06 prototypes on the Nordschleife in preparation its launch later this year – hence the Germany to France road trip theme of the new teaser video.
The 5.5L LT6 V8 is expected to produce about 615 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque in the 2023 Corvette Z06 and will come paired to a version of GM’s Tremec-supplied eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Power will be sent to the rear wheels through an electronically controlled limited-slip differential. The mid-engine supercar will also be offered with a high-performance Z07 package, which will add a large rear wing, additional front aerodynamic elements and other performance components designed to enhance its on-track capability.
The 2023 Corvette Z06 will also introduce a redesigned Z06 badge, as was leaked online back in May. The new logo includes squared lettering with rounded edges and italicized script, giving the Z06 nameplate a more modern look.
We anticipate GM will release more small details on the 2023 Corvette Z06 as its October debut date approaches. In the meantime, check out the teaser video embedded below.