At this point, it should be obvious that the 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 offers impressive speed for relatively little money. However, the full scope of that statement isn’t revealed until we start delving into the C8 Corvette Z06 spec sheet and comparing the figures against a selection of modern performance vehicles – which is exactly what we’re doing in the following GM Authority spec breakdown.
To get a better handle on what this thing is bringing to the table, we’re comparing the 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 to 10 other high-end performance vehicles, including models from Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG, and Porsche. Right off the bat, we find the new Corvette Z06 to be the least-expensive option of the bunch, with a starting MSRP of $106,395. Compared to models like the 2023 Lamborghini Huracán EVO ($262,000), the 2023 Ferrari 296 GTB ($317,985), or the 2022 Ford GT ($500,000), and the Vette looks like an absolute steal.
And it’s not like the 2023 Corvette Z06 is down on performance, either. In fact, in this crowd, the new go-faster Vette has one of the highest peak horsepower ratings of the bunch, rated at 670 horsepower at 8,400 rpm. The only model in this comparison with more ponies on tap is the Ferrari 296 GTB, which is rated at 819 horsepower at 8,000 rpm thanks to its twin-turbo 3.0L V6 PHEV powertrain.
Of course, peak power figures are one thing, but how they are translated into speed is something else entirely. The 0-to-60 mph sprint is one good measure of this, and impressively, the 2023 Corvette Z06 ties with the 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo for the quickest time in this comparison, with both models completing the test in 2.6 seconds.
Check out the full comparison table below for all the specs and info:
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs The Competition
|2023 Corvette Z06||2022 Audi R8 V10 performance||2022 Audi R8 V10 performance quattro||2023 BMW M8 Competition Coupe||2023 Ferrari 296 GTB||2022 Ford GT||2023 Lamborghini Huracán EVO||2022 McLaren GT||2022 Mercedes-AMG GT C||2022 Porsche 911 Turbo||2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S|
|Engine||5.5L V8 LT6||5.2L V10||5.2L V10||Twin-Turbo 4.4L V8||Twin-Turbo 3.0L V6 PHEV||Twin-Turbo 3.5L V6||5.2L V10||Twin-Turbo 4.0L V8||Twin-Turbo 4.0L V8||Twin-Turbo 3.8L F6||Twin-Turbo 3.8L F6|
|Power (hp @ rpm)||670 @ 8,400||562 @ 8,100||602 @ 8,100||617 @ 6,000||819 @ 8,000||660 @ 6,250||631 @ 8,000||612 @ 7,500||550 @ 5,750 to 6,750||572 @ 6,500||640 @ 6,750|
|Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)||460 @ 6,300||406 @ 6,400||413 @ 6,700||553 @ 1,850 to 5,860||546 @ 6,250||550 @ 5,900||443 @ 6,500||465 @ 5,500 to 6,500||502 @ 2,100 to 5,500||553 @ 2,250 to 4,500||590 @ 2,500 to 4,000|
|Transmission||Dual-clutch 8-speed automatic||Dual-clutch 7-speed automatic||Dual-clutch 7-speed automatic||8-speed automatic||Dual-clutch 8-speed automatic||Dual-clutch 7-speed automatic||Dual-clutch 7-speed automatic||Dual-clutch 7-speed automatic||Dual-clutch 7-speed automatic||Dual-clutch 8-speed automatic||Dual-clutch 8-speed automatic|
|0-60 mph (seconds)||2.6||3.6||3.1||3.0||2.9||3.0||2.8||3.1||3.6||2.7||2.6|
|Top speed (mph)||TBD||204||206||190||205||216||202||204||197||199||205|
As a reminder, the 2023 Corvette Z06 is equipped with the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, rated at 670 horsepower at 8,400 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 6,300 rpm. Under the skin is the GM Y2 platform, while production takes place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.