Bigger, badder, and more powerful than ever, the 2023 Corvette Z06 is a driving enthusiast’s dream come true. Look, the latest Corvette was already a revolution. With its engine moved to the middle, the C8 generation Corvette transformed the iconic powerhouse into an exotic-fighting beast. Laying down up to 495 horsepower and launching from 0 to 60 mph in an astonishing 2.8 seconds, the “standard” C8 is not only fast but an agile corner-carver like never seen before.
But what you, a Corvette enthusiast, have seen before is a Z06-spec Corvette. It’s a thrilling performance hallmark of past generations, and for its inaugural use on the C8, more greatness has gone into it than ever before. We’ll be the Chevy dealer near Lakeland, Florida, to find this new Z06 with, so read on, and get ready for mind-boggling acceleration, knife-edge handling prowess, and one awesome-looking sports car.
We’ll get it out of the way first: A specific 2023 Corvette Z06 release date has not been officially announced, but the manufacturer estimates state production will start in summer 2022. The debut already took place, details are flowing out steadily, and the C8 Z06 is shaping up to be a future legend. So, now that you know when to expect it, here’s what to expect with it.
What makes the 2023 Corvette Z06 specs so impressive? Well, an all-new engine design is a significant part of that. Worry not, it’s a good ‘ol V-8 engine, but it’s no ordinary V-8 engine. It’s the highest-horsepower naturally aspirated V-8 engine currently in production.1 Codenamed “Gemini,” and officially designated “LT6,” this flat-plane-crank 5.5-liter V-8 makes a downright vicious 670 horsepower.
How it unleashes that power is what makes it so vicious, as the redline sits at a mind-boggling 8,600 rpm.
Oh, but it only gets better from here, as the heart of the 2023 Corvette Z06 is derived from tech found in the C8.R race car you may have seen in action at Le Mans or IMSA races. Only used on the C8 Z06, this hand-built LT6 engine not only lets you launch from 0 to 60 in an unimaginably fast 2.6 seconds but also sings a song more glorious than even the most revered exotics thanks to the flat-plane-crank setup. Internal components like forged titanium connecting rods, titanium intake valves, and new, improved airflow cylinder heads only add to this glorious exhaust note further.
While the record-breaking 2023 Corvette Z06 horsepower is beyond impressive, the handling strikes just as hot. Capable of holding grip through up to 1.22 lateral Gs, it not only out-accelerates supercars but out-corners them too.
As that corner approaches, immense standard six-piston front, four-piston rear brakes, and even more powerful available carbon-ceramic brakes bleed off speed with ease. Monstrously thick, uniquely-developed Michelin® Pilot Sport® Cup 2 tires wrapped around the 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels help make it all possible.
Those wheels are available in full carbon fiber and connect to standard Magnetic Ride Control™ 4.0 dampers. What all this and a standard lightning-quick Tremec eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission also help make possible is the velocity to outrun everything.
While not yet confirmed, the 2023 Corvette Z06 top speed is estimated to be between 190 and 200 mph. While you shoot for that performance pinnacle (on a closed course), an available Performance Data Recorder will make for official bragging rights.
Aerodynamic tuning comes into play just as powerfully. Outside, the Z06 distinguishes itself from a “normal” (if you could call one that) C8 Corvette with a widened stance. A functional enhancement, the increased fender width makes room for those beefy tires and larger air intakes for more effective engine-cooling during spirited driving sessions. That’s far from all, as a tweaked front fascia and new front splitter look menacing and increase both downforce and powertrain cooling at speed.
So does a unique rear spoiler, rear fascia, front dive planes, enhanced rear brake-cooling ducts, and many more touches that are both awesome looking and fully functional for performance. With all this, handling is a planted and in-control experience through the tightest of turns, and finding a new Corvette for sale in Florida has never looked so good.
Inside the 2023 Corvette Z06 interior, you’ll find the same layout and features as its other C8 brothers. If you haven’t experienced it, you’ll be stunned by the levels of comfort, advanced tech, and connected features inside. A complete list is coming soon, but among the features, both standard and available, you can find:
Much more can be found in every C8 Corvette for sale in Florida, and the Z06 is no exception. Exclusive trim and features will be announced soon, and we can’t wait to see them.
An official price for the 2023 Corvette Z06 has not been announced. However, based on the price difference between the C7-generation Z06 and base model, expert speculation points to an estimated starting price of around $90,000.
As for configurations, you’ll be able to choose between coupe and hardtop convertible, along with 1LZ, 2LZ, and 3LZ trim levels. What’s more is that the iconic Z07 Performance Package will be available, adding standard carbon-ceramic brakes, upgraded tires, and more.
This new Z06 spares nothing to achieve the ultimate in performance. At our dealership, we spare nothing to give you the ultimate in customer service, whether you’re looking for new Chevy vehicles for sale or servicing your current one with us. When the new Corvette Z06 arrives, give us a call to check it out in person. The new Z06 has us on the edge of our seats, and likely you as well. If you, understandably, can’t wait, then stop by today to discover the current Corvette in all of its mid-engine glory.
The 2023 Corvette Z06 comes with a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter flat-plane-crank V-8 engine. Codenamed “Gemini” during development, it’s officially known as the LT6 V-8 and lays down a whopping 670 horsepower. As well, it revs to a wicked 8,600 rpm redline, sings a song more expressive than the most exotic sports cars, and launches you from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds, made possible in part by a standard eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Expect to hear it roar on roads near you in summer 2022.
An official price range for the 2023 Corvette Z06 has not yet been announced. That said, using the difference between a C7-generation Corvette Z06 and base model, estimates show that the starting price could come in at around $90,000. We’re eager to see this hold true, and when production starts in summer 2022, we should get the official word on price.
The top speed of the 2023 Corvette Z06 has not yet been officially confirmed. Without a single doubt, it will be wickedly fast, though. We say this because the stated 0-60 mph time comes in at a mind-boggling 2.6 seconds, and the power output is a monstrous 670 horsepower. As for estimates, the top speed should be at least 190 mph and likely around 200 mph or more.
1According to manufacturer, see https://www.chevrolet.com/upcoming-vehicles/2023-corvette-z06 for more details