2023 Corvette Z06 In Caffeine Metallic: Live Photo Gallery25
Speed freaks eager for some mid-engine, track-ready performance can step up to the 2023 Corvette Z06, which offers even more go-fast good stuff than the highly capable C8 Corvette Stingray. Now, we’re checking out this 2023 Corvette Z06 Coupe finished in Caffeine Metallic paint with the following first real world photo.
Captured out on public roads on a bright, sunny day, the ruddy exterior finish looks good, with sunlight revealing the hue’s underlying colors brilliantly. Caffeine Metallic is tagged with paint code G48, and is one of 14 exterior paint options on offer for the 2023 Corvette Z06. The other 13 exterior colors include:
- Accelerate Yellow
- Amplify Orange Tine
- Arctic White
- 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
Critically, this particular 2023 Corvette Z06 is also equipped with the Z07 Performance Package, which adds a host of upgrades to the wider and meaner exterior. Up front, these include a new carbon fiber front splitter and front-corner dive planes, enhancing the shark-nose fascia with even more aggression (not to mention downforce). This particular example also appears to have the Carbon Flash crossed flags emblem on the hood
Moving to the corners, this 2023 Corvette Z06 looks to be riding on a set of Satin Graphite wheels, with a sharp, multi-spoke design that looks good alongside the more-aggressive aero treatment. The side view also shows off the standard wishbone side intake trim and substantial rear haunches to boot.
The rear end of this 2023 Corvette Z06 is equipped with a very large carbon fiber wing, which is included as part of the Z07 Performance Package mentioned earlier. Although we can’t see it, the rear end also likely sports the standard center exhaust placement with four rounded pipes dispersing spent gasses.
Motivation is sourced from the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, which is rated at 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Production takes place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.
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Brown and sports cars don’t go together, IMO.
The wheels need to be chrome and colors need to be bold colors.
Look Amazing!!!! is like a Cooper metalic color, Looks modern!!!!!!!!
The more I see the Caffeine color it grows on me. Not every Corvette has to be Red, white or Blue. I have ordered the Caffeine with Sterling Silver full length body racing stripes with gray seats. Can’t wait to see it in person.
Not a fan of this color at all… But I wanted use this forum to ask other current C8 owners if they have experienced a problem I am having with my 2022 Vette.
My wife drove our Vette Thursday, when she parked the car there was an update that started and told her is was safe to turn off and exit the vehicle, which she did. Friday morning 7:00 am (National take your Corvette to work Day) I got in the car, tried to start it but would not run longer than 15 seconds, all four Fans where screaming, Transmission Controls did not work and later in the day, all systems were dead and we had to use the key to open the car. After several Tow Truck companies refusing GM’s Work Orders to tow my car due to height and I guess because it’s a Vette, Saturday morning it finally got towed and now I wait the reasons for my cars break down. Has anyone else experienced this?
Courtesy Note: The Frunk release is over the Break Pedal, if you ever need to use it, eat your Wheaties first because it requires a ton of effort to release that latch.
You asked if any, I am one data point saying not me.
I had a update on my 22 HTC today, took 55 minutes as stated time required so, I did it while we were in church! I had no issues when we came out and started the car. Just maybe someone was looking out for us !! Tomg
I think you will find a much larger response posting on one the large corvette forums. I have seen discussions on OTA updates before.
I have a 2022 2LT Z51 coupe that I got in April 2022, and have not experienced this (hopefully I do not). I know my car just had a software update last week, but looking at the event log, it appears that the update will allow you to receive future updates 🙄 (so that probably doesn’t have anything to do with your issue). Sorry, I don’t have anything else to add to help.
my excitement and anticipation has worn off for a Z06. took my money and bought a new motorcycle. For me, getting a Z06 meant only being able to get it while working, and ireally would rather retire. And have a renewed enjoyment of my C8 . Decided to spend money on the current vette. Give up hope of ever seeing a Z06 C8 in my driveway.
Same here. My excitement has weaned and I was already planning to stick with my C8 Stingray. I”m begining to find these 2023 Z06 live photo gallery updates insulting because they show only the well connected are granted access.
Looks more burgundy to my eyes than the brown I was expected.
But honestly Zeus Bronze was way better IMO.
Trust me, a guy had one at the Saint Ignace Michigan car show last week that he had just picked up at the factory 3 days prior and it is a FABULOUS looking color.
How did theee z06 owners get the car when the car isn’t in production to the masses yet?
Guy buys a Z06 on saturday. Goes to church on Sunday. Bangs his knee on the garage door to the point he walks with a limp. Pastor asks what’s wrong ?..Guy tells him…Pastor says “Son today you will walk just fine” Guy thanks him and walks to the parking lot…Corvette is gone….
How many colors left to go before we get pricing ????
The Z06 is the biggest joke of the century…i gave a 5k deposit, I’m canceling my order. I’m done woth GM
I don’t blame you. If I was younger, I would hold on to my 2022 C8 Stingray and wait it out. But I don’t have the years that it would take to wait for one. Better to enjoy what time I have now, then to wait. Good luck to those you have time to wait.
We have been teased and jerked around for so long now, that I’ve lost my interest in a Z06, at least a ’23 or ’24. Taking my name off two lists and will continue to enjoy my ’21 Z51 3LT. GMA is as much to blame by exacerbating the tease with meaningless article after meaningless article.
I’m on hold for ordering the 2023 Red Mist convertible Corvette due to a constraint on the Z51 package. What has not been mentioned yet is how much more will be the starting price for the Z06. I’m just shy of $100,000 and I’m at the limit on how much I can pay for a C8. The C8 Corvette was first introduced as a super car that was affordable. Is that still true? I’m going for it just like what Eric mentioned about closing in on time. I’ve decided to spend my money and have some fun instead of leaving it to a relative, and they go out and buy a C8 Corvette and have a blast!
Needs whitewalls. 😉
With inflation, looming recession, and the pricing and order delay on the Z06 it would be interesting to know how many people have asked for their deposit back? At the pace they are moving, they may not end up with a backlog of orders. I am sure there are many reasons GM hasn’t put out the pricing and opened the orders some of which may be out of their control. That said, they need to be open and transparent to their customers.
Yes, go for it! Remember, you can’t take it with you.
I don’t regret it and I don’t think you will either.
I’m curious to what happens to all these Z06 “prototypes” that are running around in the wild? I’ve seen a few of these at various car events (NCM bash, Monterey MMR, etc) and if you look at the VIN, they all end with an “EX” (experimental?). I’ve seen 0007EX, 0058EX, and others which begs the question, How many of these EX cars are out there? GM may have actually made more EX cars than they will make for their customers in 2023. It is my understanding that these cars would eventually have to be destroyed? Anyone know more on this subject?