We knew the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 could be particular. However even residing with a “common” C8 Corvette for a yr and somewhat over 40,000 miles did not adequately put together us for how particular. We realized that after spending a day at Grattan Raceway and testing each a convertible Z06 and a coupe Z06 outfitted with the Z07 bundle for this video.
What’s it like driving a Z06 on observe? Because it seems, you spend fairly a little bit of time along with your mouth hanging open as that 5.5-liter V-8 spins towards 8600 rpm, making 670 horsepower and that intoxicating flat-plane-crank howl. It is a good factor the automobile handles so properly, too, since you wish to get again to the entrance straight rapidly if solely so you may hear it time and again.
We examined each a convertible Z06 and a coupe outfitted with the high-performance Z07 bundle. You’ve got possible already learn these check outcomes. If you have not, go click on the associated hyperlinks beneath. We’ll wait.
This video reveals the variations between the 2 autos, although scheduling conflicts and restricted entry to the coupe prevented us from filming that automobile on observe. We additionally present added clarification as to why we could not match Chevy’s skidpad lateral-g declare on our skidpad. That reply entails diving into the proprietor’s guide, which really has directions on how homeowners can put together their Z06s for tracks like Virginia Worldwide Raceway and the Nürburgring, going so far as to suggest totally different tire stress and aerodynamic configurations.
Like we stated: Onerous to consider.
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