2023 Corvette Z06 In Elkhart Lake Blue: Live Photo Gallery7
GM Authority has snapped some of the first real-world photos of the 2023 Corvette Z06 finished in the available Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic exterior color.
Elkhart Lake Blue is an existing Corvette exterior color that returns to the nameplate for the 2023 model year. These photos show a 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible finished in Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic and equipped with the available Titanium Satin Spider wheels (RPO code SOE). The name Elkhart Lake Blue is a reference to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, which is home to the iconic Road America circuit – a classic stomping ground for Corvette Racing.
This car also features the production center quad-tip exhaust, setting it apart from other pre-production prototypes we’ve spotted recently that feature the same dual outboard exhaust array as the Stingray. It’s also worth noting that this prototype is not equipped with the Z07 Performance Package, either, which adds a full carbon fiber aerodynamics package, unique FE7 suspension with specific Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 calibrations and Michelin Sport Cup 2 R ZP tires developed specifically for the Z06, among more. Finally, this car appears to have a Jet Black interior, although these photos make it a bit hard to say for sure.
In addition to Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic, the 2023 Corvette Z06 will also be available to order in the following 14 exterior paint colors from launch:
- Accelerate Yellow
- Amplify Orange Tint
- Arctic White
- Caffeine Metallic
- Carbon Flash Metallic
- Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic
- Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic
- Hypersonic Gray
- Rapid Blue
- Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat
- Silver Flare Metallic
- Torch Red
- White Pearl Metallic Tricoat
As we already know, the 2023 Corvette Z06 is powered by GM’s new 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, which is rated at 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an upgraded version of the C8 Corvette’s eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, enabling a claimed zero to 60 mph sprint of 2.7 seconds. With the Z07 Performance Package equipped, this track-bred supercar will produce a significant 734 pounds of downforce at 186 miles per hour.
The 2023 Corvette Z06 will enter production at the GM Bowling Green plant later this year. Pricing has yet to be divulged.
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Ahhhh, be still my heart….
Looks BEAUTIFUL!!! This is my Screen Saver at work, I used the Visualizer to make this rendering and I added Z07 package. I can’t wait I place my order.
And someday, maybe while we are still alive, they will announce a price. So far, this is
like a concept car.
I have wondered if shortages of critical parts such as chips that enable features have kept
them from going full production. The world is still having issues with shortages.
In that case, they should delay full release of this. And if GM is working out how to prevent outrageous over charging above MSRP, then they should delay this. My 2021 C8 is plenty exciting for now. And a C7 Z06 is quite exciting if you have one.
The delay on pricing is getting annoying
Ah yes, a Drop Top Z06 with the base setup…’ya know I believe that this particular model in this guise will probably outsell the wild Z07 equipped Coupe Z06. This, for me would be a really sweet GT Car, and I’m betting that the tires will last longer and because it won’t be pushed out on any race track where you’ll go through a set of tires like crazy (however if you’ve got the cash to take a chance and maybe destroy your very expensive Z07, then by all means “Go For It”) and will probably still perform way past your expectations and capabilities, especially on the “Street” where these beast will be spending most of their time. I have to give it to the Corvette Gang, developing this new Z06 in two somewhat different models, while the Mighty Z07/Z06 will certainly receive it’s share of accolades, the added cost of a fully loaded Z07 and the availability might deter some, like myself, but the way I see it, if and when I can actually move on up to a nicely equipped Z06, Convertible that’ll I drive almost daily (you can do that here in Sunny Southern California fairly easily) and probably give my current C5 to my Son (he’s promised to take care of it as good if not better than his “Old Man” has for over 20 years!) and enjoy taking some great coastal routes up and down California Coastline like my wife and I have done with my current Corvette, I’m sure that the new Z06 will be everything that it’s supposed to be…and more! Should be a long wait, but…in the meantime, I’ve still got my “tricked out” C5 (a 2001 Coupe loaded with lots C5 Z06 goodies….such a fun ride too!) to entertain me while I age and my C5 ages gracefully. Now, it’s just picking out the color combinations, hummmm…decisions, decision.
Fifteen colors and NONE are green??!!! SO disappointed with Chevys colors for a good while now! You would think they could call one ‘Bowling Green!’ Geez!!