2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible In Amplify Orange: Live Photo Gallery10
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.
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I own both a Gen 5 Camaro SS Vert and a C7 GS Coupe. With the C7 and C8 coupes all having targa tops, save the $8-10k and buy a coupe. Every top comes off; however, the coupe saves you some major coin.
Just my $.02.
Not to mention you can view the engine on the coupe! And there’s no complicated roof mechanism that could foul. Not that they do, but simple is nicer.
I agree with you a lot, The only appeal that this was a hard top convertable so no replacement canvas down the road. But it is so easy to pull the top on a coupe, and looks
so similar after you do. The pre C8 vert provided a sitting area for parades, a feature some of our Corvette Club members prefer. But the C8 provides no such perch for a princess (or prince) during a parade. I will say the engine sits so low under glass and not up in your face on display like a Ferrari engine. But still appealing.
My 2022 C8 Stingray is my first Corvette. So i can’t comment on convertibles. I haven’t removed the Targa top yet. I will some day. But I’m not looking forward to having the California sun beat down on me. So for now, I’ll keep the roof and AC on.
I was immediately focused on that huge panel gap on the rear bumper…looking closer, I think it was damaged. Just guessing that damage was the result of it being so wide…note to self: take wider turns.
I’ve seen the red and white in person now with the z07 package (dealer tour and car show) and I am convinced there’s no color where I’ll like the z07 package.
I like the idea of the performance the package brings, but really am not a fan of the wing & overall looks of the z07…while functional, it’s just plain ugly to me…which is a shame, because even though I’m not typically a big-wing fan, the ‘19 zr1 with the big wing looked great to me.
I have owned both coupe and convertible Corvettes and prefer the convertible. The coupe roof may come off but it is not the same experience as the drop-top, there’s more open air with the convertible and the rear window can be raised or lowered. The top on the coupe is a pain in the ass to take off and store. As far as being able to see the engine, I know its there and that’s all that counts. no window, no gawkers leaning over with their belt buckles. The raising and lowering of the convertible top is a show within itself. Remember, “the top goes down the price goes up” that’s true in both buying and selling.
Hard to be sure without seeing Amplify Orange in person, but I think I like my Sebring Orange better.
I would like to know why Parkway Chevrolet (Tomball, TX) marks up their new corvettes $30,000 over the sticker price. They want $130,000 for a new stingray. There are a lot of greedy people in the automobile industry. You should be reported to Better Business, since they aren’t one of them.
Terry, your answer is: because there are people who don’t actually “live” in our world! That dealer will get that price because there are those that “want” to pay what ever it takes….to have “a given” toy/item!
eg…….would you pay $30k for a …..wristwatch????
More money than brains…..
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