Speed freaks can’t wait to get their hands on the new 2023 Corvette Z06. Making its debut late in October of 2021, order books for the go-faster C8 are set open late this spring, as GM Authority exclusively reported earlier in the week. Now, we’re taking another look at the 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible, this time draped in Amplify Orange and cruising the streets in the following GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
The last time we saw the 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible in Amplify Orange was at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Now, however, we’re getting an eyeful of the drop-top out an about in the real world, giving us an idea what the new Corvette Z06 Convertible looks like beyond the polish and perfect lighting of the show floor.
Indeed, this particular example is definitely a solid real-world example, hitting the pavement with a little Michigan road grime covering the Amplify Orange body panels. The driver appears to be enjoying the some fresh air with the roof down, letting in plenty of sun and showing off the Vette’s topless profile. This particular model also appears to be equipped with the optional Z07 Performance Package.
Up front, we see the 2023 Corvette Z06’s unique front fascia, with larger intakes and wide stance. The Z07 package also adds in a plus-sized carbon splitter and front-corner dive planes.
In the profile, we see the new side intake trim with a “wishbone” shape, as well as huge split-spoke wheels finished in black. Enormous performance brakes are in place to slow it all down, with the calipers finished in silver.
The rear end rocks quad centrally placed exhaust tips, which look great in combination with the massive Z07 carbon fiber wing up top. The exhaust tips also appear to be finished in black.
Follow the pipes, and you’ll find the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, rated at 670 horspeower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Redline is set at 8,600 rpm. Under the skin is the GM Y2 platform, while full-scale production is set to take place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky.