The 2023 Corvette Z06 has the goods to topple supercars with much larger price tags, as GM Authority laid out in a comparison earlier this month. But the specs and bang-for-the-buck value aren’t the only things that make it impressive – in fact, just listening to the 2023 Corvette Z06 rev is an experience, as demonstrated in the following exclusive GM Authority video.
Coming to us from the recent Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, the video opens with a rear view of the 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible. We see the rear hatch cover open, with the hard-top convertible roof folding into its designated storage position. Meanwhile, the 2023 Corvette Z06’s engine is heard idling with a high-strung V8 tone emitted from a quartet of centrally mounted exhaust pipes.
The rear storage hatch closes, and the idle settle down a bit, falling in revs. We then see the taillights go dark, indicating that the driver is moving their right foot over the the throttle. With that, we hear the 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible rev up, zinging high in the rpm range and issuing a rather exotic-sounding exhaust note.
No doubt, “exotic” is the correct adjective to use here, despite the domestic origin. Mounted behind the cabin in the 2023 Corvette Z06 is the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6, the most powerful atmospheric V8 engine ever fitted to a production GM vehicle. With a flat-plane crank and sky-high 8,600-rpm redline, the LT6 was developed in conjunction with the championship-winning C8.R race car, and produces 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque in the 2023 Corvette Z06 production model.
For those viewers that need even more exhaust-note goodness, the video continues with some footage from the 2021 SEMA Show, where the new Z06 hit the stage and wowed the crowd with a few more revs, so stick around for that.
As a reminder, the 2023 Corvette Z06 is based on the GM Y2 platform, with production taking place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky. Unfortunately, production will be heavily constrained, as GM Authority exclusively covered previously.