The upcoming C8 Corvette Z06 has once again been spotted lapping the infamous Nurburgring race track in Germany, giving us yet more delicious footage of the upcoming go-faster model unleashing mid-engine awesomeness.
The C8 Corvette Z06 was previously spotted lapping the ‘Ring alongside several other fierce performance machines, such as the Porsche 911 GT3, McLaren 765LT, and Aston Martin Vantage, to name just a few. This new video, however, is focused only on the new Vette.
The video shows the upcoming C8 Corvette Z06 on the ragged edge, with the driver behind the wheel pushing the the limits of the prototype sports car, even stepping off gingerly off the edge of the track on occasion.
Indeed, the Nurburgring is a great place to see what the new Z06 can do. Covering more than 14 miles broken up by vicious elevation changes and 160 corners, the Nurburgring is a favorite among automakers for testing the latest and greatest performance machines. Fast times here are often used as bragging rights against rivals.
Not only does the video give us a look at the new Corvette Z06 in prototype form, but it also lets us hear the howl from its naturally aspirated DOHC 5.5L V8 LT6 powerplant. Expected to chuck out 615 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque, the LT6 features a flat-plane crank and 32 valves, not to mention an exhaust note that’s decidedly exotic in tone. Output will be routed to the rear wheels by way of Tremec’s eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
As GM Authority covered previously, the 2023 Corvette Z06 is expected to break cover on October 26th. General Motors confirmed the debut date with a new teaser video depicting the latest-and-greatest Z06 driving from the Nurburgring in Germany to the Circuit de La Sarthe in Le Mans, France.
Check out the full Nurburgring lapping video below: