GM Authority sources have revealed the 2023 Corvette Z06 horsepower and torque figures ahead of its official debut this afternoon.
Our eyes and ears on the ground have confirmed the 2023 Corvette Z06 horsepower output will reach 670 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque at launch. While this torque figure is lower than that of the C7 Corvette Z06, we must remember the new Corvette Z06 C8 utilizes a flat-plane crank, naturally aspirated DOHC 5.5L V8 LT6 engine that is of a much different design than the torque-rich Small Block V8. The LT6 engine will offer its own unique advantages, including a sky-high 8,600 rpm redline and superior drivability. This engine will also produce a very exotic-sounding exhaust note, as evidenced by GM Authority spies.
GM has already shared a photo of the C8 Corvette Z06, revealing its C8.R-inspired front fascia, larger front air intakes and revised side air intake with a black-painted “wishbone” trim element. The vehicle will also receive a wide body treatment with a more pronounced stance and flared-out wheel arches, along with wider wheels and tires – Michelin Pilot Sport 275/30R20 rubber up front and 345/25R21 at the rear.
A new center-exit quad tip exhaust setup will reside out back, joined by a revised rear fascia accommodating the widened rear arches. There will be an optional Z07 Performance Package available as well, which will include new aero features such as a larger front splitter, front aero dive planes and lightweight carbon fiber wheels shod in sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R rubber.
The 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 will debut today at 12 p.m. EDT. The best place to watch the new Corvette Z06 reveal is right here on GM Authority, as we’ll host the Chevy live stream via this link and will also have all the official details on the vehicle, including photos, immediately following its unveiling.