General Motors unveiled the 2023 Corvette Z06 in October with hard-hitting style and the performance to match, adding a new tier of go-faster goodness to the C8 Corvette lineup. Now, we’re checking out the 2023 Corvette Z06 Coupe in the following GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
The front end of the 2023 Corvette Z06 incorporates larger intakes compared to the standard C8 Corvette Stingray, as well as a unique splitter. This particular models is also equipped with carbon fiber ground effects, starting with the splitter.
The side view of the 2023 Corvette Z06 reveals new rocker panels, done in carbon on this particular example. We also spot the Z06’s “wishbone” side intake trim. A total of eight wheel options are on offer, standard at 20 inches in front and 21 inches in back, with 275/30ZR20 tires and 345/25ZR21 tires, respectively. The standard brake sizing is 14.6 inches in front and 15 inches in the rear, matched with six-piston calipers and four-piston calipers, respectively.
In back, the 2023 Corvette Z06 spits the good noises through quad exhaust tips located centrally in the rear fascia. The new Z06 is also wider than the standard C8 Corvette Stingray, with and extra 3.6 inches of width and 40mm more rubber in the rear (30mm more rubber in front). The tail is adorned with a unique spoiler with an installable fixed wickerbill for more downforce.
As for the engine spec, the 2023 Corvette Z06 features the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, rated at 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission and shortened 5.56 final drive ratio put it all down.
Under the skin is the same Y2 platform as the C8 Corvette Stingray. Sales will launch next year following production start at the GM Bowling Green Assembly facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky.