2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Teaser Sounds Epic, Promises Fall Reveal

The official teaser campaign has begun.

It was almost two years ago to this day that Chevrolet dropped the first-ever production mid-engine Corvette on the world. Specifically, that day was July 18, 2019, and now we have the first ultra-high-performance follow-up confirmed as coming this fall. Yes, the high-revving C8 Corvette Z06 is confirmed in Chevrolet’s first official teaser video, featured above.

The video is only 24 seconds long, and we don’t get a look at the new Z06. We don’t even get a shadowed glimpse of an up-close body panel, but then again, we already know what the Corvette looks like. Of greater importance here is the engine sitting behind the driver, and if there was any question about its high-revving design before, those are erased now. This thing sounds absolutely wild.

Gallery: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C8 Spy Shots With Wing

In case you haven’t been paying attention for the last year or so, The new Z06 won’t follow quite the same formula as previous versions. It will certainly be track-focused with aero enhancements and suspension tweaks, but it won’t use a boosted version of the C8 Stingray’s 6.2-liter pushrod V8. In fact, it will be only the second production Corvette to wield a DOHC V8 engine, which was last seen 26 years ago in the final C4 Corvette ZR-1. This engine doesn’t just have four camshafts though – it also utilizes a flat-plane crankshaft design that rumors say will spin to a sky-high 9,000-RPM redline.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as new information becomes available.



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