2023 Corvette Z06 Coupe In Silver Flare Metallic: First Live Photos9
The 2023 Corvette Z06 has amassed a huge following since Chevy first revealed the high performance machine. Much of the interest has centered around the unique, naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 engine, since it’s the world’s most powerful naturally-aspirated V8 in a production car. Additionally, many fans, enthusiasts and observers have also been salivating to see Chevy’s new track monster in all of its colors, and what we have for you here today is the C8 Z06 in the Silver Flare Metallic hue.
GM Authority has captured these exclusive photos of the C8 Z06 in the Silver Flare Metallic color (color code GSJ). The model seen here is the 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 Convertible (as opposed to the Coupe with the manually-removable top) riding on a set of Spider design wheels that appear to finished in Titanium Satin (RPO Code SOE).
This Silver Flare Metallic unit is equipped with Carbon Flash Exterior accents, including side vents and grille accents in the front and rear (EFR). There’s also the shiny exhaust tips out back, which are standard on the C8 Z06. However, black exhaust tips are available as an option, like on the Rapid Blue C8 Z06 we showed you previously.
For the 2023 Corvette Z06, the Silver Flare Metallic hue is available with all but one interior colorways.
Available interior colorways:
- Jet Black
- Sky Cool Gray
- Adrenaline Red
- Adrenaline Red Dipped
- Natural Dipped
- Tension Blue/ Twilight Blue Dipped
Not available interior colorways:
- Ceramic White with Red stitching
Chevy has been struggling with parts constraints stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, and – as GM Authority was the first to report – orders for the 2023 Corvette Z06 have been heavily limited, further adding to the rarity of this desirable performance machine. In fact, the C8 Z06 is no longer available to order for the 2023 model year.
As a result of this, among those who were able to place an order, there’s been a huge demand for option-rich builds. As GM Authority reported in September, a majority of 2023 Corvette Z06 buyers are optioning the car to the gills.
As a reminder, the 2023 Corvette Z06 is equipped as standard with the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine rated at a whopping 670 horses and 460 pound-feet of torque. Under the skin is the GM Y2 platform that unpins all C8 Corvettes, while production takes place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.
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All well and good but how can an ordinary person buy one ? Had to rescind my pre order deposit (a year old one) as no one knows when this super car will be available. I am long time, many Vette owner and none of this makes sense or does it ?
I too have a deposit but doubt I will be able to order one. The strategy is to push EVs. GMs commercials all EVs, no part shortages for EVs. I hope GM is paying attention to the FL EVs that we’re in the flood water catching on fire and exploding. The fire department is having a difficult time extinguishing the fires. I am not against EVs but they need to strategically plan a transition for infrastructure, battery recycling, data on EVs exposed to water, etc. They are going to find out EVs are not environmentally cleaner and cheaper to run than an ICE vehicle. It reminds me of how the government handled the vaccine. Everyone must get it, then mandates and two years later they are finding all the serious side effects. It’s all about money and power. That said, I hope I am wrong and get to order a Z06 otherwise I will wait for Zora.
I was excited about the new corvette got my wife on board. Built one online ready to buy then dealer says 15 to 17 months delivery. Called another dealer they asked 40,000 over sticker. Sad wish I could deal direct rather than the stealerships.
compare this to buying a 2019 ZR1.
In 1990 I bought a new Vette convertible. On the showroom floor Chevy had a new ZR1. Naturally I wanted that instead of the convertible but at 40K over sticker it was too much for me then. Told the sales manager if they were willing to sell it for sticker I might consider it. A month later they called me and said the owner of the dealership would sell it for sticker. Apparently the collectors had their fill of Chevy games and stopped paying 40K over to buy a ZR1. They gave us full credit on our new convertible,we bought the ZR1 .Looks like a repeat performance with Chevy games regarding the new ZO6, a shame and reason not to buy one.
Its inflation!!! John raises the price on his widget, and it sells. He keeps raising the price until the sales increase stops. Sam, John’s competitor, watches John and does the same thing. When the sales start falling the prices come down until the sales pick back up. Does not matter what the widget one is selling every industry does the same thing. When prices go up its inflation and when they come down it often is called recession and all the politicians blame each other. So, when Corvettes stop selling like hot cakes, we will all get stuck with an overpriced car. When one pays $10-30k over the sticker watch them cry in a couple of years when you can buy on for $10k back of sticker. The saving grace is that the guy who paid too much HAS a C8 for “X” time when those who get the good deal have to live with their old C? for “X” time. Rats!
Uggghhhh. Enough already with colors, especially for a vehicle that many of us have given up on.
Well, for those of us Corvette aficionados who have been asking for actual performance numbers (they are staggering!) they are now available on line, through Car and Driver magazine, Motor Trend Magazine and various other “YouTube” video’s.
Of course this does not include any track times but does show us the awesome acceleration times of this car, and if the “Base Z06” can run 0-60 mph times right at 2.6 seconds and a quarter mile time of 10.60’s at 131 mph, you can expect the Z06 with the “Z07” package to be tick faster, which the one test I saw did produce a 10.51 (@ 131 mph) on a warm California day, so with some traction solution laid down and in the cool of an evening run, who knows, it might have run faster but being totally stock and through the factory exhaust and stock tires…again, it might just be capable of even lower and faster times! I’m waiting for those “Porsche Freaks” to produce some faster and quicker times for their 9 Series Sports Cars that are Turbocharged and of course costing almost twice if not three times the MSRP of a Z06 Corvette.
Anyway, this of course just wets our appetites’ even more, but sadly does not help those of us who were aspiring to maybe purchasing this C8 Z06 in the future. Too bad, these cars will go to those who have more money than god himself and will be going up in value to those collectors with patience to wait for a few of these to make the Auction scenes where there will be a “shark eating frenzy” for those wealthiest of the wealthy who can simply bid their way to owning one of these cars.
That being said…have fun at least watching these videos and actual driving impressions of The Mighty C8 Z06 Corvette!
Oh goodie. More pictures. Has Chevy raised the price yet?