Leaked 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Performance Numbers Make It Quickest Vette Yet11/17/2021
Chevrolet has already told us that the new 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is easily the fastest Corvette the team has ever tested, but it’s left the “How fast is it?” question entirely up to our imaginations. Until now. An eagle-eyed CorvetteForum member spotted a display placard for the new Corvette Z06 showing GM’s 0-60 mph and quarter-mile claims for its new 670-hp supercar.
According to the official-looking display, Chevy claims that the new Corvette Z06 will zip from 0-60 in just 2.6 seconds and on through the quarter in 10.6 seconds (no trap speed was given). That would make the new Corvette 0.2 second quicker to 60 mph and 0.5 second faster in the quarter mile than the quickest C8 Corvette Stingray Z51 we’ve tested. It’s worth mentioning our long-term 2021 Corvette Z51 is slightly slower, needing 3.1 seconds to hit 60 mph and running the quarter in 11.4 seconds at 120.4 mph. More important, if those claimed numbers hold up, that would make the new Corvette Z06 quicker than the C7 Corvette ZR1; the last ZR1 we tested hit 60 mph in 3.0 seconds and ran the quarter in 10.8 seconds at 133.1 mph.
The 2023 Corvette Z06 is powered by a new mid-mounted 5.5-liter V-8 making 670 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, which drives the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. The roughly $80,000 supercar is slated to hit dealers in the second quarter of 2022, meaning we should get an opportunity to test those performance claims sometime come spring.
Although the Corvette Z06 ought to be the quickest Corvette on the streets when it goes on sale, its reign likely won’t last long. The long-rumored (and commander-in-chief confirmed) electric Corvette E-Ray, plus a hybridized Corvette ZR1, are both expected to hit the streets within the next few years.
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