The 2023 Corvette Z06 can really boogie, and it’s got the looks to match, upping the ante with a widebody exterior and aggressive aero bits front to back. Now, we’re taking a look at this particular 2023 Corvette Z06 finished in Caffeine Metallic, courtesy of the following GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
For those that don’t know, Caffeine Metallic is one of 12 exterior color options on offer for the 2023 Corvette Z06, and the only brown hue available. As such, the finish gives the sports car an interesting look, almost like it’s a custom aftermarket paint job or wrap. To note, Caffeine Metallic is tagged with paint code G48.
In the corners, we spot a set of Spider design, Satin Graphite forged aluminum wheels. These rollers are sized at 20 inches in front and 21 inches in the rear, and are tagged with RPO code SOC. The design enhances the 2023 Corvette Z06’s motorsports-ready aesthetic, filling the wheel arches nicely and showing off the rather sizable brake package underneath.
Speaking of motorsports, this 2023 Corvette Z06 is also equipped with the optional Z07 Performance Package, adding even more track-ready goodness, as well as extra visual punch. Notable features of the Z07 Performance Package include larger carbon ceramic brakes, with 15.7-inch rotors in front and 15.4-inch rotors in the rear, plus stickier Michelin Sport Cup 2 R ZP tires. The package opens up the option for carbon fiber wheels too, but this particular example is sticking with forged aluminum.
Critically, the Z07 Performance package also adds in a full carbon fiber aero upgrade, with a larger front splitter, front-corner dive planes, a rear wing, and an underbody strake blessing the 2023 Corvette Z06 with even more stick at speed.
As for the bits under the body panels, the new Z06 is motivated by the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, while riding on the GM Y2 platform. Production takes place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.