Trackside With the 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06

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The 2023 Corvette Z06 pushes the C8 chassis to a more motorsport-focused extreme.

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The mid-engine coupe (or convertible) features a new 5.5-liter V8 with a high-revving flat-plane crank.

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The Z06’s chassis is also around 3.6 inches wider than the Stingray.

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The extra girth makes room for wider wheels and tires. The rear wheels measure 13 inches wide.

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Larger side intakes accommodate a more robust cooling system for the LT6 engine and its eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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The Z06 outputs 670 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.

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That’s more power but less torque than the previous generation’s supercharged LT4 engine.

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However, the new Z06 has a significantly higher redline and makes most of its power at high rpms.

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The high-strung nature of the new engine is the key to the rest of the new Z06’s race-bred performance.

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Author: Antuan Goodwin