Back in May, GM Authority photographers snapped pictures of a Black 2023 Corvette Z06. However, that model had an outboard exhaust setup, meaning that it’s designed for a foreign market. Today, our eagle-eyed shooters captured another Black C8 Z06, but this time around it’s the North American-spec model featuring the in-board exhaust treatment.
The 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 seen here is adorned in the Black hue (color code GBA) and is the Coupe body style, as opposed to the hardtop Convertible. It rides on what appear to be Black Spider design forged aluminum wheels (RPO Code SOA), completing the black-out look. The rollers are hiding a set of red brake calipers, though we can’t tell whether they are the Bright Red (J6F) or the Edge Red (J6N).
The optional Black exhaust tips (NGA) can be seen out back, and – as we mentioned above – are centrally-mounted. The black tips combine well with the black rear valance on this vehicle, completing the sinister look.
For the 2023 Corvette Z06, the Black 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/Twlight 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 now currently unavailable to even order.
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 underpins all C8 Corvettes, while production takes place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.