Here Are The Recommended 2023 Corvette Z06 Aerodynamic Settings10
The 2023 Corvette Z06 comes standard with a small front splitter and low rear wicker spoiler, but it can also be equipped with different aero packages, including a high-downforce Z07 Performance Package aero kit. These various kits can be minutely adjusted to impact the performance of the car, with GM including an aero setup guide in the owner’s manual for the mid-engine supercar.
The standard 2023 Corvette Z06 aero package features a front splitter and rear wicker spoiler, which can be adjusted with an underwing stall gurney flap, spoiler wickers and by removing or installing the rear control arm brake duct. GM recommends users keep the underwing flap and low spoiler wicker on the car for regular road driving and that they remove the rear control arm brake duct. When they hit the track, users should remove the underwing stall flap, install a higher spoiler wicker and install the rear control arm duct. GM also recommends users remove the front fascia aero cover for track use.
|Build||Street Driving – Recommended Aerodynamic Configuration||Track Driving – Recommended Aerodynamic Configuration|
|Z06||Front underwing stall Gurney flaps installed. Front fascia aero cover installed.||Short rear spoiler wickers installed. No rear lower control arm brake duct.||Remove front underwing stall Gurney flaps. Remove front fascia aero cover.||Install tall rear spoiler wickers. Install rear lower control arm brake duct.|
|Z06 and CFV/CFZ||Front underwing stall Gurney flaps installed. Front fascia aero cover installed.||Short rear spoiler wickers installed. No rear lower control arm brake duct.||Front underwing stall Gurney flaps installed. Remove front fascia aero cover.||Install tall rear spoiler wickers. Install rear lower control arm brake duct.|
|Z06 and CFV/CFZ and T0G/T0F||No front underwing stall Gurney flaps. Front fascia aero cover installed.||No rear lower control arm brake duct.||No underwing stall Gurney flaps. Remove front fascia aero cover. Install four underbody strakes.||Install rear lower control arm brake duct|
|Z06 and Z07||No front underwing stall Gurney flaps. Front fascia aero cover installed.||No rear lower control arm brake duct.||No underwing stall Gurney flaps. Remove front fascia aero cover. Install four underbody strakes.||Install rear lower control arm brake duct.|
|Z06 and 5V5||Front underwing stall Gurney flaps installed. Front fascia aero cover installed.||No rear lower control arm brake duct.||Front underwing stall Gurney flaps installed. Remove front fascia aero cover.||Install rear lower control arm brake duct.|
Buyers will also be able to order the 2023 Corvette Z06 with the Carbon Fiber (RPO code CFZ) and Visible Carbon Fiber Performance Packages (RPO CFV). In vehicles with these two aero kits, GM recommends users keep the front underwing stall flaps and short spoiler wickers on the vehicle during road use and remove the rear lower control arm brake duct. The track-day setup is nearly the same as for the base aero package, but GM recommends users keep the underwing stall flaps on for these vehicles when taking them on a circuit.
Vehicles with the CFZ and CFV aero kits can be optionally equipped with a Rear Fixed Spoiler (RPO T0F or RPO T0G). These vehicles have the same road setup recommendations outlined in the paragraph above, however the low wicker does not apply, as these vehicles have the high rear wing style. The track setup is also the same for these vehicles, although GM recommends users install four underbody strakes for front-rear aero balance.
The Z07 Performance Package has the most extreme aero setup. On these vehicles, users can remove the front underwing stall flaps during road use and also remove the rear control arm brake duct. When they hit the track, GM suggests they keep the stall flap off, remove the front fascia aero cover and install four underbody strakes and the rear brake duct.
Vehicles with the Z07 aero kit but with the Visible Carbon Fiber High Wing Spoiler (RPO 5V5), meanwhile, should keep the stall flap on and remove the brake duct during road use. The stall flaps should be put back on for track use along with the underbody strakes, while the front fascia aero cover should be removed. Out back, GM suggests users install the brake duct.
The GM user manual indicates these street-focused aerodynamic setups will provide the lowest amount of drag in day-to-day driving, while the track setups will target a higher downforce setup with good aero balance. A car with poor aero balance may be difficult to drive, as it could be prone to over or understeer or become unpredictable in certain corners and/or at certain speeds. As such, this guide can give Corvette Z06 owners peace of mind that they have an OEM-approved aero setup when they hit the track.
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Pretty cool how Chevy has pretty much made their IMSA race car street legal.
Reminds me of when Dodge came out with the
It would be interesting to find out how many Z06 owners actually track their car. A few will for sure, but most don’t I’m guessing.
I’m 77yoa and number three on the list for a Z06. When/if I get a Z06, the only thing I plan to change is the seat setting and the radio station. I’m not a race car driver or a mechanic so added downforce at 186 mph will not be a concern for me. I think it’s great that the Z06 meets the needs of those that want to compete on the track, but the risk of damage due to a crash or abuse to such a magnificent vehicle is not in my plan. It looks great and it goes fast and that’s enough for me.
Kevin, I am ONLY 67 and also on the list. Like you, mine will not see 190 MPH with me behind the wheel, but it’s nice to know that some nefarious character bent on harming me won’t be able to catch me (in all probability).
The kids will laugh at us: “that old dude ain’t even letting that car breathe hard, I would SHOW him how to drive it if I only had 100 G’s in the bank”. I liken it to the old story about the priest with the big genitals; He may never use it, but he has it and you don’y!
Lots of info on a car that doesn’t have a price or an order date.
Cool stuff. So now that we have the recommended track settings worked out, let’s see some pricing & a firm build start date.
For 95% of buyers these will simply be (expensive) cosmetic additions
Why? There is no ZO6. Take away there computers and cameras, give them some tools and show them how to build cars. Now they want to make out board motors for boats and semi trucks. More deposits on things that will never happen
They have an Indy Pace car and demos floating around to all these dealerships, how about getting busy and start producing them for “buying” public?