The 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 ups the ante for the C8 with an abundance of go-faster goodies, from the aero, to the engine, and beyond. Now, we’re taking a closer look at this 2023 Corvette Z06 in Hypersonic Gray Metallic paint thanks to the following GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
The Hypersonic Gray Metallic paint gives the 2023 Corvette Z06 an aggressive, purposeful look, with the hue playing nicely against the black trim bits and aero pieces. Speaking of aero, this particular example is fitted with the Z07 Performance Package, which adds in a variety of extra carbon fiber downforce-adders front to back.
Up front, the optional aero includes a large carbon fiber front splitter and front-corner dive planes, complementing the black central air intake in the nose. The front aero leads the eye rearwards towards a set of split-spoke wheels, which also have a black finish, hiding a set of red brake calipers front and back. The wheel finish is officially dubbed Satin Graphite. Note that these are not the optional carbon fiber wheels, which feature a unique five-spoke pattern.
Continuing back, we see the Y-shaped side intake trim, finished in black, situated around the door and rear haunches, with a black Z06 badge located just below it. The sideview mirrors are two-tone with the body color for the upper portion and black for the stems.
The rear of this 2023 Corvette Z06 is dominated by the large carbon spoiler mounted to the trunk, below which is a set of four rounded exhaust pipes placed centrally in a black bumper treatment. And don’t forget the black Corvette badging situated between the taillights.
For those who may not remember, the 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 is equipped as standard with the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, which is rated at 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The engine will spin up to an 8,600-rpm redline, all while creating a rather exotic-sounding exhaust note.
Under the skin, the new Corvette Z06 rides on the GM Y2 platform, while production takes place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.