Chevrolet Corvette Z06, appointment in October

Chevrolet Corvette Z06, appointment in October

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Chevrolet has formalized the (not so) imminent arrival of the Corvette Z06 with a cinematic-style trailer that combines various sequences from prototype tests and a few slogans. The most interesting part of the video, which you can find at the end of this article, is not so much in the images but in the audio. The car promises to be deafening to say the least (turn up the volume!) And celebrates one of the most popular features of thermal engines: sound.

Photographed recently at the Nurburgring and Le Mans, as confirmed by the same video, the new Z06 version of the latest C8 series announces itself as a street legal racing car. From the C8R model, seen in the race, comes most of the technical and aerodynamic solutions applied to the car. Compared to the current "base" Corvette, there will be new ailerons, larger tires, more powerful brakes, a more powerful transmission and more.

On the mechanics and performance side, a naturally aspirated 5 V8 engine is expected , 5 liters with limiter at 9,000 rpm for almost 620 maximum horsepower. The transmission will be eight-speed and double clutch, while updates are also planned for the exhaust. But most of the additions will be dedicated to aerodynamics and grip, as the tests have focused on track performance (against the most famous European rivals).

In this regard, it is strange that a ' car directed mainly to the United States is tested and perfected in the old continent. But it is a choice linked to the competition of this specific sector given that European supercars, starting with Lamborghini, have always dominated the US market. And the Corvette Z06 will have the usual advantage of the lower price: about 85,000 dollars according to the latest news coming from the United States. Not surprisingly, the current model is already one of the greatest successes of recent months for General Motors.

Meanwhile, it should be noted that the end of October date announced in the video is only for official presentations as delays in the launch have already been announced. Due to the now known chip crisis that is affecting all manufacturers, it is likely that the new Corvette Z06 will not be available before late 2022. In the United States, it is even announced as a model for the year 2023 so from presentations to ' arrival in the salons will be a long time.

2023 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Z06 unveil on October 26

22nd August 2021, 12:42 by Rahul Nagaraj

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Chevrolet has released a new teaser of its upcoming Corvette C8 Z06 while also confirming its global unveil date. The American carmaker has confirmed that the new Chevrolet Corvette C8 Z06 will have its debut on October 26, 2021.

The teaser image and video released with the unveil date, showcased a camouflaged Corvette C8 Z06 next to the C8.R race car. The video also showcases the prototype C8 Z06 lapping both the Nurburgring in Germany and the Circuit de la Sarthe in France - the same track where the 24 Hours of Le Mans is held.

While Chevrolet hasn’t released any details of the Corvette C8 Z06, it is expected to borrow its engine from the C8.R race car. This comes in the form of a 5.5-litre flat-plane crank V8 engine, producing over 600 BHP and paired with a dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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