General Motors has shared the first official photo of the 2023 Corvette Z06 without any camouflage covering its body panels.
The automaker shared a photo of a 2023 Corvette Z06 finished in the Silver Flare Metallic exterior color on Monday morning. The photo shows a front three-quarters angle of the new mid-engine supercar, revealing its redesigned, Corvette C8.R-inspired front fascia with larger air intakes, a black-painted “wishbone” side air intake element, pronounced front and rear wheel arches and new twin seven-spoke alloy wheels. Chevy did not share a photo of the vehicle’s rear end, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer to get a glimpse of the new center-exit quad tip exhaust setup.
This car also does not appear to be equipped with the optional Z07 Performance Package, which adds the massive rear wing that GM Authority was the first to report on back in January of 2020, along with other go-fast goodies like a front splitter with dive planes, stickier summer rubber and lighter wheels. We’ll probably have to wait until the model’s official debut on October 26th to see a Z07-equipped Corvette Z06 without any camouflage on it.
As we reported previously, the heart of the 2023 Corvette C8 Z06 will be Chevy’s new naturally aspirated 5.5L LT6 V8 engine, which should be good for around 615 horsepower and close to 500 pound-feet of torque. Standout features for this engine include a flat-plane crankshaft, dual overhead cams and a sky-high redline of up to 9,000 rpm. Output will be routed to the rear wheels through a quick-shifting eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
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The 2023 Corvette Z06 will be built alongside the standard C8 Corvette Stingray at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky. Details on pricing, availability and options will be disclosed following its debut late next month.