2023 Corvette Z06 Academy Returns With ‘Purpose And Promise’ Clip: Video6
When the C8 Corvette Stingray first hit the market in 2020, Chevy’s media team uploaded a 23-part video series to the brand’s YouTube channel called ‘Corvette Academy’ that explained how to use the vehicle’s various features and how to properly perform basic maintenance, among more. Now the automaker is back with yet another Corvette Academy video series – this time focusing on the hotly anticipated 2023 Corvette Z06.
The introductory Corvette Z06 Academy video is entitled ‘Purpose and Promise’ and goes over what Chevy’s goal was with the latest iteration of the high-performance Z06 nameplate and what their promise to customers who purchase the vehicle is. As Corvette chief engineer Josh Holder explains in the video, the C8 Corvette Z06 was “not an afterthought,” and was actually the model that Chevy engineers had in mind when they decided to switch from a front-engine platform to a mid-engine one. “The architecture of the mid-engine design was done with the Z06 in mind,” Holder says.
After briefly addressing the mid-engine chassis, Holder turns his attention to the Z06’s standard 5.5L LT6 V8 engine. GM gave engineers as much freedom as they needed when designing this 32-valve, dual overhead camshaft, flat-plane crank V8 engine, knowing that a special vehicle like the Z06 needed a special engine. “There was nothing shared with a previous engine. It was a clean-sheet design based around the requirements for performance that we had for the car,” Holder says of the LT6 motor. As many GM Authority readers will already know, the 2023 Corvette Z06 is rated at an impressive 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
“Hear from the passionate engineers and designers who developed this masterpiece as they explain how Z06 amplifies the Corvette legacy,” Chevy says of the “Purpose and Promise” introduction video for the 2023 Corvette Z06 Academy video series. “Driven to be the best, the Chevrolet team describes how they put the world on notice with the ultimate supercar.”
Check out the video embedded below.
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I attend track days around the world as my one thing that I like to do for fun. Drive other peoples cars fast on amazing tracks. I’m not sure why Chevy thinks you need to spend a lot of money on a car to be able to do this? Does anyone know if they like all the other high performance brands offer track days? I can do multiple BMW track events in their highest spec cars, I’ve taken Lamborghinis Ferraris Alfa Romeo‘s Jaguar Porsches etc.
It’s probably going to be a 3-5 year wait for my Z06 with Z07 package according to my dealership, but I know it will be worth it. I can’t wait to be driving in Super Car territory and experiencing Track Days at Tampa’s new Motor Enclave 1.6-mile professional track.
If you are working at or own a Chevrolet Dealership that never put a markup over MSRP On Untitled C8’s, I just want to say THANK YOU FOR PUTTING PEOPLE AND GOOD ETHICS OVER PROFIT!!! :0 )
Haven’t found a dealership yet in my area (Tacoma,Seattle) that will commit to MSRP pricing on a Z06. Can anyone suggest one.
Gilchrist Chevrolet, Tacoma, on South Tacoma Way,
Rick Hendrick Chevrolet in Duluth was selling Stingrays at MSRP. You could give them a try. I read somewhere that the first Z06 run was sold out. Can’t remember where I read this.
And still … no price.